NICAS Childrens Courses
The Mardyke Arena UCC Climbing Wall will deliver NICAS Children Courses throughout the year, please see below for course start dates.
|Course Start Date||Enrollment Date|
|4th, 5th & 9th February 2017||11th January 2017|
|25th, 26th & 30th March 2017||1st March 2017|
|20th, 21st & 25th May 2017||26th April 2017|
All courses run for 6 Weeks.
The Mardyke Arena UCC is now an accredited NICAS Awarding Centre delivering certified courses.
The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme is designed to provide novice climbers with a structured and progressive programme of training & development to become competent indoor climbers.
We offer three levels:
Level 1 - Foundation Climber
An entry level aimed at novices that recognises their ability to climb safely under supervision.
Level 2 - Top Rope Climber
Aimed at promoting good practice in climbing and bouldering unsupervised on an artificial wall.
Level 3 - Technical Climber
A more advanced top roping and bouldering level that focuses on developing technique and movement skills.
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, its 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.
- Saturdays (6 Weeks)
09:30—11:00 (6 – 11yrs) & 11:30—13:00 (12 – 17yrs)
- Sundays (6 Weeks)
10:00—11:30 (6 - 11yrs) & 11:45—13:15 (12 - 17yrs)
- Thursdays (6 Weeks)
16:00—17:00 (6 - 11yrs)
|Type||Weekend Courses (1.5hours)||Midweek Courses (1Hour)|
+€6 NICAS Registration Fee
Max 12 Places Per Course
To book your place please contact Reception 021 4904751