Training & Certificates

As a university caving club EUSS is dedicated to training up its new members to become the very best that university caving clubs are able to produce. We’ve had mixed success with this, and have produced some excellent international cavers, and also some fairly despicable alcoholics, but you win some and you lose some.

If you want to learn a bit more about caving why don’t you work your way through one of our certificates. These teach you some great skills that you can use for the rest of your life, and some will be applicable for the Exeter Leaders Award!

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Ari playing with deviations

Our SRT certificates:

  • Novice SRT Certificate: You’ll learn the basics of SRT, allowing you to come on led SRT trips to simple singlepitch caves.
  • Advanced SRT Certificate: You’ll learn all there is to know about personal SRT, allowing you to come on any led SRT trips, to the most complex of SRT caves.
  • [coming soon] Leadership SRT Certificate: You’ll learn how to rig an SRT cave, how we teach SRT, and some basic rescue techniques for when things go wrong, allowing you to teach these courses and lead club SRT trips.

Our other certificates:

  • [coming soon] Cave Leadership Certificate: You’ll learn the art of cave leadership, so that you can lead club trips, and teach new cavers what it’s all about.
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