As a direct debit member of the NICAS Programme and the Climbing Academy, you have the right to freeze your monthly direct debit payment as per the stated rules. 1) July and/or August can be frozen by any member. 2) May, June, July and August can be frozen for any member in school year 10 or above. 3)The cost to freeze a membership for a given month is £15 per member. If you chose to freeze your membership, your space will be held until you re-activate. To freeze as with cancellation you are required to notify the climbing reception and complete a “Direct Debit Change Form” before the 18th of the month prior to the freeze.
In the result of illness or injury please contact the climbing department who can enforce a freeze or cancellation.
Bookings for NICAS are made on to a respective level.
We can only refund payment if participation is not possible due to a medical reason.
We cannot offer replacement sessions for any missed by the participant.
All participants will start on level 1 unless they have previous roped climbing experience of at least 12 hours in which case an assessment will be necessary, or they can provide a NICAS unique candidate number that can be checked against the national database.
We endeavour to offer the same programme from month to month, but due to instructor/coach availability this can sometimes vary. We will do what we can to accommodate changes when this occurs.
At the end of each school term, all members will be assessed and advanced accordingly. Before the start of the term you will receive an email stating which level your child is on.
NICAS Books are essential for logging progress and will need to be purchased for sessions from the Climbing reception. We cannot complete sections in the book without the book present at the specific session. Level durations are not term based and therefore no guarantee of completion lengths can be stated, progression is based on individual achievement of the relevant criteria.
Booking is currently open for our NICAS programme. Some sessions (especially weekends) are particularly high demand. If your desired session is fully booked we will add you to our waiting list. As a current member you are able to change your session time. If unavailable you can also be added to the waiting list for the desired session time.