Nicas level 1 involved being able to do up a harness and helmet by yourself, belay a person 10 times, correctly abseil, climbing a minimum of 10 different climbing routes (I managed to complete 14.) do knots like a figure of 8,clove hitch and an Italian hitch and then know the safety rules and acting sensibly.
I enjoyed learning the different knots because it can be useful for not only climbing but loads of other things as well e.g. boats.
The reward comes with a badge and certificate which can be recognised all over the UK!
From Shauna Waring