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North Wales- Angelsey Coastline
MTA CPD Workshop
Coasteering is an adventurous and exciting activity that falls under Combined Rock & Water Activities (CRAWA). It has become very popular within the last few years and is a mainstream adrenalin tourist activity, being offered by many providers.
SPA/RCI and ML holders are often used to deliver these sessions, with some staff holding additional paddle sport qualifications and maybe an MIA. However, as coasteering does not have a current working qualification pathway, then training, sharing of knowledge, CPD and hands on experience can be difficult to obtain for many MTA members.
MTA have addressed this by providing a workshop that looks at a variety of coasteering techniques in addition to addressing national guidance for coasteering under the National Coasteering Charter. Thus, whilst not being a one-stop course designed to become a coasteering guide, it provides an excellent opportunity for those considering or already delivering this activity. (Please note this course is not designed for very experienced coasteering guides )
The workshop will be practical based and will focus on moving along the coastline using a combination of coasteering techniques. The workshop will also address many areas including, guidance notes, risk assessments, and the updated coasteering guidance and good practice guidance from the National Coasteering Charter (NCC), AALA requirements, submersion in cold water, basic rescue techniques and entering water from height (for many known as jumping in water). There is no requirement to enter water from a height above 1m on the day. However, higher options will be on offer as part of the workshop.
This is an ideal opportunity to brush up on skills and gain more knowledge or experience for the first time in what this activity entails.
Note the plan is visit two coasteering sites on the same day. However, wind, tide and swell may dictate otherwise. The day will be very much water based after the initial meeting.
Cost £45.00 per person
You need to be an MTA member to attend = 1 CPD point
Dates TBC – 2022
CMS- This course is also advertised on the Mountain Training CMS site
Duration 1 day – 9.00 am- 6.00pm
Venue Anglesey Coastline. TBC
Max ratio 1:6
Pre course reading, meeting/venue arrangements and equipment lists will be provided once booked onto the course.
I have been delivering Sea Level Traversing and Coasteering for over 20 years. I was one of the founders of the National Coasteering Charter Group, (NCC – http://www.nationalcoasteeringcharter.org.uk) and I still play an active part in the NCC by currently being one of 2 of North Wales regional reps for the National Coasteering Charter Group.
In addition to this, through various roles within the industry, I have written guidance, good practice documents and risk assessments for both of these activities.
Alongside delivering training and signing staff off as competence to delivery both activities and working as Technical Expert and safety advisor for the activity
I also represented Mountain Leader Training in the establishment of UK good practice documents for coasteering and the new coasteering charter group.( NCC )