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.

 Level 1 Guide

The UKCA Canyon Guide Level 1 (CG1) is the first level of professional certification within the UKCA award scheme. This training is designed for the competent intermediate level canyoneer who wishes to prepare for assessment in order to lead canyoning/gorge walking excursions in a commercial/professional environment rated up to V2A3ii. Read More

A Level 1 Guide is qualified to lead commercial and organised groups in canyons rated up to V2A3ii. Once completing the CG1 training and consolidation or entering via a Validation of Current Qualificationthen (VCQ) assessmant can be completed. On successful completion of the assessment certification will be awarded. Read More

 Level 2 Guide

A Level 2 Guide is qualified to lead commercial and organised groups in canyons rated up to V3A4ii. This programme compromises a three-day training course  (Advanced Canyoning Pro) followed by consolidation then a two-day assessment. Read More

A Level 2 Guide is qualified to lead commercial and organised groups in canyons rated up to V3A4ii. Once completing the CG2 training and consolidation or entering via a VCQ assessment can be completed. On successful completion of the assessment certification will be awarded. Read More

Canyon Instructor

The UKCA Canyon Instructor (CI) is the highest level of professional certification within the UKCA award scheme. This award is designed for a highly experienced Canyon Guide Level 2 (or equivalent) who wishes to lead canyoning excursions in the UK and internationally in a commercial canyoning environment above V3A4ii. This award allows the graduate to deliver the Introduction to Canyoning programme and is the first step to becoming a Trainer. Read More

TRAINER

A Trainer is certified to deliver all recreational UKCA training courses. Senior Trainer is certified and experienced to deliver the whole UKCA training programme. Contact us for more information.

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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