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QUALIFICATIONS

MOUNTAIN QUALIFICATIONS

SMLTB Winter Mountain Leader Certificate. Holders of this award can lead and coach mountain walking throughout the UK and Ireland in all conditions.
MLTE Mountain Leader trainer and assessor
MLTB Single Pitch Supervisor’s Award

OTHER OUTDOOR QUALIFICATIONS

CAVING

British Caving Association (BCA) Caving Instructor Certificate. The highest possible award which allows the leading and coaching of caving without restriction worldwide.

Steve is a trainer and assessor for the BCA Local Cave and Mine Leader Awards at both Level 1 and 2.

PADDLESPORTS

British Canoeing (BC) Level 5 Canoe Coach and White Water Kayak Coach , BC Guide. This permits Steve to lead and coach Canoeing and White Water Kayaking in any environment. He is able to train and assess all BC leadership awards in this discipline.

BC Level 4 Sea Kayak Coach, BC Guide. This permits Steve to lead and coach Sea Kayaking in any environment. He is able to train and assess all BC leadership awards in this discipline.

BC Guide trainer and assessor
BC National Trainer for Advanced Sea Kayak Leader Award
BC National Trainer for Moderate Water Leader Awards in all three disciplines
Open Water Navigation course provider
Coastal Navigation & Tidal Planning course provider
White Water Safety & Rescue course provider
Foundation Safety & Rescue course provider

SAILING

RYA Advanced Dinghy Sailing Instructor. This permits the coaching of advanced sailing including the use of trapeze and spinnaker.
RYA Day Skipper
RYA Level 4 Powerboat Certificate

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

University of Liverpool B.A. (Hons) Psychology & Physical Education
University of Sheffield P. G. C. E. Physical Education & Geography
University of Edinburgh M.Sc. Outdoor Education
University of Edinburgh M.Sc. Education Research
University of Edinburgh Ph.D. Motor Learning