For centres, schools, groups, clubs and other organisations, sending individuals on public courses may not be the most effective way to get staff through the BMC Workshops. Instead, you could arrange a Private Course.
First things first, let’s cover the course details. The available workshops/courses are:
- FUNdamentals 1 Workshop
- FUNdamentals 2 Workshop
- FUNdamentals 3 Workshop
- BMC Coaching Children Workshop
Workshops are 1 day each, typically starting at 10:00am and finishing at roughly 5:00pm. These times are flexible and can be moved earlier or later to suit you, as long as they last a minimum of 7 hours.
Some organisations aren’t able to find a suitable day to make all staff available for training. In this case, it is possible to cut the day into two half-sessions of 3 ½ hours each. However all participants MUST attend both sessions in order to attain an attendance tick and this is only available in North Wales.
Most organisations will arrange multiple workshops on consecutive days. Courses can be held at any indoor climbing wall of your choice, with prior arrangement.
The workshops are a mix of classroom and practical, although there is no obligation to climb if you choose not to. Please note that this means we will need access to a classroom space. All participants will need to bring the following:
- Climbing Shoes
- Chalk Bag
- Belay Device
- Note Taking Equipment
Please also feel free to bring any supplementary equipment, including literature, warm up aids, teaching aids, etc. although these are not required. Note that we will break for lunch so participants may wish to bring food with them.
All participants will need to be a registered member of the climbing wall, so please make sure everyone attending is registered beforehand or arrives in time to do so before the start of the course. Please note that wall entry is not included and where relevant, this will need to be covered by the client. Many walls offer a cheaper group rate so again, where relevant, please get in touch to discuss this further.
Prices are £300 per day plus £10 per participant, plus expenses. Expenses include such costs as travel (calculated at 45p per mile), accommodation for travel and classroom booking fee. However, Prowess will try and bring expenses costs as low as possible and expenses should be calculated prior to the course commencing.
Each workshop can run between 4 and 10 participants. For private courses, these are usually members of the same staff team, although they needn’t be. However please do not advertise places on social media. If you wish to invite freelance staff, local climbers or otherwise, that is fine but please do not openly advertise cut-price spaces, as this can undervalue the workshops and irritate other providers.
All participants will need to register with Mountain Training in order to attend, which is free. To register, please click the link here. Prowess will need a register of those attending, including MTID numbers and a template can be sent in advance. Payment is required to confirm booking on the course and this is best done by bank transfer. For private courses, this is usually done via invoice. Please confirm details for invoicing (company name, address and email) at the earliest opportunity.
Circumstances change, things come up and occasionally courses are cancelled. It’s understandable. If this happens, the sooner you can let me know, the better. If you let me know two weeks before the course/workshop then no invoice will be issued to you. If you let me know between two weeks and one week before the course/workshop an invoice will be issued for 50% of the day rate, with no charge for participant fees or expenses. If you let me know less than one week before the course/workshop then an invoice will be issued for the full day rate, with no charge for participant fees or expenses. If the course is cancelled by Prowess, no invoice will be issued or a full refund will be given if the invoice has already been paid.
How To Book
To book your Private Course, please email [email protected] or get in touch below