Local Cave/Mine Leader Awards (LCMLA)

The Local Cave and Mine Leader scheme provides an award which assesses the competence of those wishing to take responsibility for others underground. The scheme has two levels which recognise the different in skills necessary in managing groups in horizontal and vertical systems. Although the award is ‘cave and area specific’, generic personal skills are fundamental to the syllabus. Course content includes cave conservation and an understanding of cave geology, in addition to group management and leadership skills.

Minimum requirements for LCMLA are:

  •     Prior caving experience
  •     Minimum age – 18
  •     Registration with the BCA

For further details refer to the British Caving Association website www.british-caving.org.uk