Training Calendar 2017

Here is the SUI training calendar as it stands for the rest of the year:

3rd – 5th March BCL training
25th – 26th March SRT 2
20th May BCL/CL Re-validation
10th June Resin Anchor Placement
8th-10th September BCL Assessment
TBA Surveying

For more details on dates and bookings please contact suitrainer@caving.ie

 

Cave Photography Workshop 2014

By Tim FoggThe SUI Cave Photography Workshop is on the move!  The new date for the workshop is on the afternoon of Saturday 25th October during SUICRO 30 in Cahir, Co Tipperary.  The workshop will consist of a classroom session followed by a short underground trip to practice in the nearby caves.  Entrance to the workshop is free to SUI members.  Cost for non-members is 10 euro.  A prize for the best photograph taken at the workshop will be announced during the SUICRO Photography Competition.  To book your place or to find out more email photography@caving.ie

BCL Assessment Day

Baker's Rift 021The SUI is pleased to announce it is running an assessment day for Basic Cave Leader (BCL) award candidates in Co Clare on Saturday June 14th 2014.  The assessment is open to those who have completed the BCL training weekend.  Places are limited so if you want to complete the award please contact SUI ASAP to secure your position!  BCL is part of the SUI’s Training Framework.  For further details including cost and log book submission email suitrainer@caving.ie

NEW: Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualifications

Photo by Tim Fogg

NEW!

In certain cases SUI has a facility to recognize the prior experience and learning of experienced cavers and members of the SUI. This is to allow applicants to the training courses (BCL, CL) to be exempted from course pre- requisites so as to facilitate them in taking the training or assessment.

The SUI also offers this process in order to recognise qualifications gained through another caving association(e.g. BCA etc.) or national governing body for the purposes of placing these individuals straight on to the appropriate level in the SUI training framework

This facility is open to SUI members only: the application form is available online in the members only section

 

SUI Training Calendar 2010

Training Dates 2010

March :   19th – 21st       Cave Fundamentals (Clare)

April  ;     23rd – 25th      BCL Assesment: (Clare)

August  : 21st / 22nd               Provisional Coaching Ireland Tutor Assimilation: (Limerick)

Sept :     25th – 26th        BCL training (Clare)

For more details or to book a place contact SUI training Officer – John Sweeney

Postponement of BCL Assessment – 14th November 2009

Please note that the BCL Assessment scheduled for the 14th November has been postponed to a date in the spring, (not yet fixed). If you or your colleagues are intending to apply for assessment, log books must be submitted on or before the date as laid out. This is to facilitate stage one of the the assessment process which is to evaluate the submitted logbook and to invite or decline the candidate onto the assessment.

Further information will be posted on this website.

BCL Assessment Weekend

There will be a BCL Assessment Weekend held in Co Clare from 13th November to 15th November 2009.

If you feel that you are ready for assessment please submit your log book to arrive no later than 23rd October or present them at the Symposium in Ballyvaughan on the weekend of the 24th October,.

The assessment co-ordinator and chief assessor is John Sweeney. Log books should be sent to him.