NICAS Handbook

The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. The scheme is administered by the Association of British Climbing Walls Training Trust (ABCTT). The handbook provides full details and guidance on the delivery of the scheme for trainers, assessors and course providers.


  1. Preface
  2. Prospectus
  3. Requirements for Awarding Centres
  4. Syllabus and Assessment Criteria
  5. Guidance Notes for Trainers and Assessors
  6. Appendices
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