23/10/2021 - 23/10/2021


Bookings start from £60.00


BMG/AMI Technical Advisers Workshop – October 2021

This workshop is for full members of either Association who are either acting as Technical Advisers or are looking to take on such a role. There are nine places for members from each Association.

For those AMI members who want to have their name added to the AMI TA register you will need to meet some criteria, namely:

  • Be a full member of the Association and have held the qualification for at least 3 Years.
  • Hold up to date CPD record to be verified by CPD Coordinator or nominated Register Holder prior to name going on to the Register.
  • Have clear evidence of competence on activities; it is suggested that the individual should ‘tick’ the areas of competence they wish to provide advice on. The AMI Code of Practice for TAs stated that 10,000 hours/five years’ experience of the activity field offered is a useful rule to becoming a TA.

The workshop will cover the role of the Technical Adviser [TA] in a broad remit, for ropes courses, climbing walls, activity centres, for hill walking, mountaineering and gorge/ghyll scrambling.

The role of the TA in advising business owners in discharging their responsibilities under various legislation has not always been not well understood and this will be explored to ensure colleagues can give good advice based around the most current practice and advice.  The workshop will also include assessing competence in staff delivering activities, writing statements of competence following an assessment by the TA, helping the provider draft suitable operating procedures, risk assessments and staff competency levels.

The workshop will also include topics and questions raised by those attending.

The workshop will be run by Alan Halewood, (WMCI & IML), Joby Davis (WMCI) and Pete Stacey (MCI & IML). We have been involved in the delivery of these workshops over the last two years for AMI, and at AMI AGMs, at an MTA workshop, as well as Pete delivering these for BAIML at their AGMs and also for NICAS.  Both have provided similar workshops for Mountaineering Ireland.

Joby is one of the leading TA's for climbing walls across the UK and elsewhere and has a wealth of knowledge in advising and supporting activity centres.

Alan is well known for spending much of his waking time on Ben Nevis with clients.  He also works on MCI and WMCI course at Glenmore Lodge, and acts as the TA for a number of climbing walls and activity providers across Scotland.

Pete is a TA for a number of climbing walls, activity centres and ropes courses.  He also inspects for the Learning outside the Classroom and Adventuremark schemes, as well as having previously inspected for AALS. He is currently Chair of Mountain Training England.

This workshop will be delivered by Zoom over 1 day. 

Attendance for the day receives one AMI or one BMG non-core CPD point for the workshop.  For AMI members, you will then be able to apply to join the AMI TE Register.

Workshop fees £60.

Date Saturday 23 October 2021.

For more details and to book a place on the workshop contact – Pete Stacey at

Where And When

23/10/2021 09:30
23/10/2021 16:00
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