The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) 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. It is open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.There is no upper age limit, but the scheme is aimed at the child to young adult sector.
Aims of the scheme
- to develop climbing movement skills and improve levels of ability.
- to learn climbing rope-work and how to use equipment appropriately.
- to develop risk assessment and risk management skills in the sport.
- to work as a team, communicate with, and trust a climbing partner.
- to provide a structure for development, motivation and improved performance.
- to develop an understanding of the sport, it’s history and future challenges.
- to provide a record of personal achievement.
- to point the way to further disciplines and challenges in climbing beyond the scheme.
Redpoint is the original PRIMARY NICAS centre of the West Midlands which means we can deliver all 5 levels of the Nicas scheme from novice to expert climber. We also provide advice and training for other awarding centres as well as supplying log books and certificates.
Level 1An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safely under supervision
Level 2Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall
Level 3More advanced top rope and bouldering that focusing on technique and movement skills
Level 4A big step on to a level that concentrates on the skills required to both lead climb and belay a lead climber
Level 5Improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing
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