Competency gateway

The UKCA acknowledges that candidates may have had prior training through other organisations, individuals or may be self taught. The competency gateway are accessible at Level 1 and Level 2 guide assessments. This means that anyone who believes they have the skills and experience to bypass training can access the assessments directly. Candidates can access the full syllabuses and assessment criteria on this webpage.

If you wish to use the competency gateway process we recommend you contact the training provider or the UKCA team to discuss this process.

RECREATIONAL TRAINING AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE

Course Dates Trainers Location Availability Cost BOOK NOW
Canyon Leader (spilt course) 15-17 + 23-24 March 2024 Ben Bryant Ingleton, England 4 spaces left £595 BOOK NOW
Introduction to Canyoning 20-21 April 2024 Ben Bryant Ingleton, England 8 spaces left £260 BOOK NOW
Introduction To Canyoning - Canyon Instructors course 11-12 May 2024 Canyon Instrctors under the supervision of Ben Case, George Yates Perthshire, Scotland 3 spaces left £130 use code 50OFFCOURSE BOOK NOW
Introduction to Canyoning 25-26 May 2024 Ben Bryant Ingleton, England 8 spaces left £260 BOOK NOW
Introduction To Canyoning 15-16 June 2024 Ben Bryant Ingleton, England 8 spaces left £260 BOOK NOW
Advanced Canyoning 24-27 June 2024 Ben Case, George Yates Perthshire, Scotland Full £460 BOOK NOW
Introduction To Canyoning 29-30 June 2024 Ben Case, George Yates Perthshire, Scotland 8 spaces left £260 BOOK NOW
Canyon Leader 17-21 July 2024 Ben Case, George Yates Perthshire, Scotland 1 spaces left £640 BOOK NOW
Canyon Leader (split course) 23-25 Aug & 31AUG-1Sept 2024 Ben Case, George Yates Perthshire, Scotland 5 spaces left £640 BOOK NOW
Canyon Leader (spilt course) 20-22 + 28-29 September 2024 Ben Bryant Ingleton, England 4 spaces left £640 BOOK NOW

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PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE

Courses Dates Location Availability Cost Book Now
L2 Guide Training 10-12 April 2024 Perthshire, Scotland 4 Spaces left £380 BOOK NOW
L2 Guide Assessment 25-26 April 2024 Perthshire, Scotland FULL £260 BOOK NOW
L1 Guide Assessment 29-30 April 2024 Perthshire, Scotland 2 spaces left £260 BOOK NOW
Canyon Instructor 09-12 May 2024 Perthshire, Scotland FULL £480 BOOK NOW
L1 Guide Training 15-17 May 2024 Perthshire, Scotland 2 spaces left £380 BOOK NOW

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VCQ - Validation of Current Qualification 

The VCQ scheme is for professional canyoning guides who are qualified under other canyoning training and certification bodies wishing to receive an equivalent UKCA qualification. Read More

Application Form

    VCQ APPLICATION FORM

    Complete your details to enquire about the VCQ

    STEP 1 - BIO + QUALIFICATIONS

    WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVATION FOR THE UKCA TO VALIDATE YOUR CURRENT QUALIFICATION?*

    To work professionally in the UKTo work professionally internationallyRecognise my current qualificationRecognise an outdated qualification

    PLEASE PROVIDE A BIO OF YOUR CANYONING EXPERIENCE*

    PLEASE DETAIL YOUR CANYONING QUALIFICATIONS*

    PLEASE LIST YOUR RELEVANT CANYONING QUALIFICATIONS*

    PLEASE PROVIDE A CURRENT FIRST AID QUALIFICATION*

    VCQ APPLICATION FORM

    Complete your details to enquire about the VCQ

    STEP 2 - EXPERIENCE

    DO YOU HAVE A SWIFT WATER RESCUE QUALIFICATION?*

    yesno

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN PRACTISING CANYONING?*

    HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING AS A CANYONING PROFESSIONAL?*

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WENT CANYONING?

    IF YOU WERE MAKING LANYARDS FOR YOUR CLIENT HARNESSES, WHAT TYPE OF ROPE SHOULD YOU USE AND WHY?*

    VCQ APPLICATION FORM

    Complete your details to enquire about the VCQ

    STEP 3 - ABILITY DECLARATION

    WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED AS A PROFESSIONAL GUIDE?*

    SINCE RECEIVING YOUR PREVIOUS CANYONING QUALIFICATIONS TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, ARE YOU STILL CURRENT IN YOUR SKILLS?*

    yesno

    SINCE RECEIVING YOUR PREVIOUS CANYONING QUALIFICATIONS TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE, ARE YOU PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY FIT TO OPERATE AS A CANYONING GUIDE?*

    yesno

    PLEASE PROVIDE ANY OTHER RELEVANT QUALIFICATIONS?

    PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR CANYONING QUALIFICATION DOCUMENTS*

    ANY OTHER COMMENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR APPLICATION?

    VCQ APPLICATION FORM

    Complete your details to enquire about the VCQ

    STEP 4 - PERSONAL DETAILS

    DATE OF BIRTH*

    GENDER
    MaleFemalePrefer not to say

    *Upon successful receipt of your submission we will review your application and provide payment details thereafter.

    Once your application is submitted please allow up to 28 days for your application to be processed and reviewed. The team will contact you via email an outcome on your application.

    Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you to the UKCA professional team.

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