NICAS is a nationally recognised award scheme, split into 5 distinct levels that hone your childs skills and take them from novice to pro. Achieving Level 3, is equivalent to a pass at GCSE. Learn more, including how to enrole below.

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We run our NICAS clubs throughout the week, so you have plenty of options when it comes to booking your child onto the club. Everyone starts at Level 1 and progresses through the award scheme, up to a level 5. You can view our timetables below to see when works best for you and your child.



NICAS is a nationally recognised award scheme, equivalent to a GCSE when you achieve Level 3. However it's not just that, it's a lot of fun, great exercise, and teaches useful skills such as problem solving, hand eye co-ordination, and of course how to climb safely and skillfully. Our sessions are 1.5hrs long where we cover bouldering, top roping, and in later levels, lead climbing.

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As part of our NICAS clubs, everything required to climb is included as standard, including industry beating rental shoes, harnesses, and the various belay devices, ropes, and other equipment required to complete the scheme. Of course, you're more than welcome to bring your own equipment, and we do encourage those in the later levels to have their own shoes that tailor to their foot and specific style of climbing.

nicas levels

The NICAS award scheme is split into 5 distinct levels. Everyone starts at Level 1 which primarily covers safe climbing under supervision and an introduction into the sport. Level 2 continues to develop safe climbers, as well as introduce good practices in climbing and bouldering. Level 3 starts to develop climbers technique and movement skills, as well as have the aim that the climber would be able to climb safely and confidently at any indoor gym. Achievement of a Level 3 is equivalent to a GCSE. Level 4 focuses on making climbers proficient in lead climbing within indoor settings. Whilst level 5 is the top-level award that focuses on improving performance, a deeper understanding of climbing systems and the wider world of climbing, as well as experience of local and national competitions.

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Our NICAS clubs are paid for in 8 weekly blocks at £120 per climber, this works out at £15 per 1.5hr session with everything included for you child to climb on all our walls.



Level 1-2

TUE 17:00 - 18:30
WED 17:00 - 18:30
FRI 17:00 - 18:30
SAT 11:30 - 13:00
SUN 13:15 - 14:45



MON 17:00 - 18:30
FRI 18:45 - 20:15
SAT 15:00 - 16:30
SUN 11:30 - 13:00

Level 3


WED 18:45 - 20:15

Level 3+

THU 17:00 - 18:30

MON 18:45 - 20:15
TUE 18:45 - 20:15

Level 4

SAT 13:15 - 14:45



All our activities require a parental consent waiver for under 18s. Please make sure you've signed this before turning up for any activities. If you'll be supervising your child's climbing on either the bouldering or tall walls you'll also need to fill out a Supervisor Waiver in addition to the Parental Consent waiver.