both really valued how you were able to infuse your instruction with a lot of personal experience, first hand/second hand
- whatever. This really gave us a good insight into contexts, real scenarios and the 'realities' of being in
the outdoors with kiddies, adults, groups, rescue teams etc etc. That was as invaluable as the First Aid training itself'
could definitely sense that your teaching was supported by a wealth of admirable experience - but it was also very 'kind'
and in no way patronising or overwhelming. I definitely feel inspired to deepen my own knowledge and awareness of emergency
care' Raw Advenures
'an entertaining and enthusiastic trainer, with an awesome breadth
of knowledge and experience'
'a well structured First Aid course. The tutor made the course interesting, fun
but most of all relevant to the outdoors; fantastic instruction'
“The course was thorough and realistic as it is delivered by a mountaineer who is also
a member of a Mountain Rescue team – I am sure there are others offering First Aid courses such as this but very few
that can give this direct experience of some of the wild, daft and frightening things that happen on a mountain. The theory
and practical were nicely placed and there was plenty of time for questions and answers. The best thing of all was that it
followed a logical progression rather than follow a deadpan script. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone.”
Barry Lynn; Climb a Mountain
'Helen is an excellent teacher with incredible knowledge,
loads of first hand experience, packed an amazing amount in, with genuine current anecdotes to bring it to life and a very
vibrant, inspiring and competent style and manner.
Definitely the best teacher/course I've done
so far. Thank you' Gail Edgley
'I didn't think it was possible to learn so much in such a
relaxed and enjoyable way....some very useful and practical tips' George Crowder
Everything! Illustrated with real examples gained from real experience which is invaluable. Very welcoming, excellent facilities.
A very enjoyable course' Jim McGrath
'A very useful course, very good to be taught by someone
clearly so knowledgable and experienced' Richard Clarke, Betws-y-Coed
'A fantastic course by two
very experienced professionals. I will be recommending them to as many people as possible who need a first aid education'
Greg Wood, Dog Musher
'A very useful & practical course given by excellent instructors
who set the level just right. Thank you' JSMTC
experiences of Steve and Helen added real credibility to the training they delivered. Many thanks’ JSMTC'Thoroughly enjoyable' Colin Scott
'Great, exactly tight level'
'Excellent, Thank you very much!!' Greame Hammond, BMC
outdoors enthusiast should do this kind of training! I feel more confident I could deal with accidents and emergencies. Loved
the hands-on practical work. Good balance between being casual and fun and being professional and informative!'Thank you!'
Gabriel Vassuer BMC
'Excellent course and good fun too! Thanks, Alistair,' BMC
'Well focussed to mountain context - feels right for ML/SPA. Some creative teaching (outdoor scenarios,
nedical problems). Jonathan How, BMC
'Found the practical outdoor scenarios particularly useful'
Becky Ellis, BMC
'Very good informative course run with confidence. Great MR related stories to back
up scenarios,' Jack Sharkey, BMC
'Steve and Helen provided an excellent and practical training
course. Very good emphais on 'critical' matters without too much finite detail that would not be remembered,'
Nicolas Cosmos, BMC
'An excellently delivered course. Having completed the course I feel very confident
dealing with any emergency I may encounter within my field of work. Thank you' Darrell Slade, D of E Supervisor
'Outstanding instructors. Very informative' Stuart Swan, D of E Supervisor
you; great relaxed course. See you both in the future' Chris Sayell, Outdoor Education co-ordinator
useful refresher with lots of new material/contexts' Dave Reardon, Solihull School, teacher
practical props were the best and most varied/applicable I've ever seen. Thanks' Poppy Thomas, Ogwen cottage,
'Thanks Steve & Helen for a practical course made very relevant to our working environment
with your similar backgrounds, plus obvious First Aid training expertise and Mountain Rescue experience. The mix of theory/practice/anecdotes
and humour made the course not just valuable but enjoyable too. Jamie' Head of Ogwen Cottage
course. Very engaging and informative. Excellent real life scenario relevance and very active. Novel ideas for delivery and
entertaining! Thank you very much' Mark Brockway, teacher
'Great course, very relaxed and
interesting. Teacher/instructor very experienced and related own experience to incidents. Would come back again for refresher
or other courses' Dave Kenwright Sept 2012, outdoor instructor
'Fantastic course, professionally
delivered. Very experienced and knowledgable trainer. Will definitely recommend to others' Mark Glendenning,
Sept 2012. Outdoor instructor
MOUNTAIN LEADER TRAINING AND ASSESSMENTS
'It might sound a bit masochistic to say this but I wanted to say
I enjoyed and valued my ML assessment process last week. On reflection, I
can say this now......now that
i've dried out
I particularly valued the sense of comradeship and support that you
encouraged and the opportunity
I had to have some refresher training with
Steve last Autumn. A reassuring phrase I often use with my therapy clients
is that "I'm your side, not on your back!", this is how the whole
assessment process felt for me and
this mirrors your declared holistic
Whenever I receive criticism I far prefer it to be coming from
of relationship, rather than elitist one-upmanship that usually comes with
over inflated egos.
i just want to say that after 20 years of thinking about doing my ML, I'm
glad that i've finally done it and
chose to do it with you!' Geoff Britton (ML Assessment) February 2012
'I wanted to say a huge thanks to you both for the week I spent in Snowdonia, to Steve
for his training, he made me feel comfortable right from the start (and I was very nervous before arrived). His style of training
is relaxed yet precise, I learnt what I need to know and what I need to research myself, and not a lot of scary stuff that
would be inappropriate in most events ie 101 different knots.' Vicky Hilling Teaching Assistant (ML Training) October
'Helen and Steve,
Really, really many thanks for a testing, enjoyable and rewarding week last week.
I had been putting off my ML for years and you made me pass. Thank you ever so much, now you have given me the bug again
Richard Baker (ML Assessment) April 2012
Programme and Delivery MTW Moderation of ML Training 'Steve’s delivery was clear and concise and the session was delivered to
a high standard.'
good standard course being delivered by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Course Director' Bryn Williams MLTW