About Nigel

Nigel Ball

Nigel was born and raised in the Derbyshire Peak District. At a very early age he was active in both the White and Dark Peak areas, participating in activities such as walking, climbing, paddle sports, caving and mine exploration.

Over the years, underground exploration, cave and mine, took most of his recreational time. By the age of sixteen, he was working as a voluntary instructor in a number of local authority and private outdoor education centres.

Teaching Experience

Nigel qualified as a teacher in 1979 and since then he has taught Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Geography, Geology, Maths and ICT in many schools during his thirty two year career. He has been Head of Department for a number of different subjects and also a Senior Teacher.

British Caving Association

Nigel has been involved with the British Caving Association (formerly the National Caving Association), the National Governing Body, since the early 1980s as a member of the Training Committee. For over six years he was also the Chair of the Cave Instructor Panel and has recently given up that role to take on the position of National Training Officer. more >>

Caving Instruction

Nigel has always provided caving opportunities for people whenever time has allowed. This has been mainly at weekends and school holidays. He has recently moved away from teaching in schools by taking an early retirement. This has now allowed him to devote his full working week to providing caver training to interested parties.

Planned Courses

Nigel currently has places available on the following courses: LCLMA and CIC Training

Nigel is also available to run bespoke courses and NGB Award Assesments on dates to suit you, please Contact Nigel for more details.

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