Our staff are highly qualified and trained to lead outdoor activities. We have three full-time teacher staff at the centre, plus three student instructors.

nick.jpg

Nick Winder – Head of Centre

  • BEd (Hons) Science and Outdoor Education with QTS (secondary) LPIOL
  • REC First Aid; Mountain Rescue First Aid Certificate
  • Mountaineering Instructor Award
  • D of E Assessor
  • Bushcraft Competency Certificate
  • Local Cave Leader Level Two (CIC trained)
  • BCU Level 3 Kayak
  • BCU Level 3 Canoe 5 Star
  • MIAS Mountain Bike Instructor Level 2
  • RYA Power Boat Coxn Level 4
  • GNAS Archery Leader
  • White Water Rescue Technician 3 (WRT3)

tim.jpg

Tim Hindle – Deputy Head of Centre

  • BSc Geography QTS (secondary)
  • Rescue and Emergency Care First Aid
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • Single Pitch Climbing Award
  • Winter Mountain Leader
  • Local Cave Leader Level One
  • BCU Level 3 Kayak
  • BCU Level 3 Canoe
  • British Orienteering Federation Leader

chris.jpg

Chris Watson – Tutor / Instructor

  • HND Sports Science with Outdoor Education
  • Certificate of Education
  • Rescue and Emergency Care First Aid
  • Summer Mountain Leader
  • RYA Safety Boat Coxswain
  • Single Pitch Climbing Award
  • Local Cave Leader Level One
  • BCU Level 3 Kayak 5 star
  • BCU Level 3 Canoe 5 star
  • Swift Water Rescue Technician 1

What did I learn today? That if you walk on water, you get wet!