The British Caving Association’s Cave Instructor Certificate


The CIC award is the top level qualification for working underground in the UK. The award is primarily focussed on coaching and technical skills in the cave environment. Once a person has gained the CIC award, they can opt to undertake an additional module to extent their awards to include abandoned mines.

CIC Module 4 (Mine)

The Module 4 bolt on to the CIC award extends the holder’s remit to cover any inspected abandoned mine in the UK as well as any cave. Holders of this Module will have significant experience in mines across the UK and of several different types of mining.

If you are a CIC holder and wish to book a Module 4 assessment, please get in touch.

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