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Meet our trainers.

You'll notice almost all of our trainers have a substantial interest in first aid and outdoor activities - but that's no accident!


Jon Carter MA(Ed) MEng(Hons) MIET MBCS FIOS

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • RLSS UK National Trainer-Assessor
  • RYA Powerboat Advanced Instructor
  • Mountain Leader & Single Pitch Awards
Jon is an experienced school teacher, leader and inspector with experience of working as a local authority adviser and senior education consultant.

His background includes teaching & leading design & technology, establishing and running provision for children with special educational needs, and inspecting schools in the UK and overseas.

He has over 25 years experience with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and has taught lifesaving, trained lifeguards and coached national standard competitive lifesavers, as well as trained those aspiring to be instructors and trainer-assessors.

Jon was, until recently, an operational helmsman at a coastal RNLI lifeboat station, with 12 years of search and rescue experience.


Miles Bateman

  • IHCD Senior Paramedic
  • FREC & First Aid Trainer
Miles has over fifteen years operational and management experience in an NHS Trust ambulance service. In 2015, he was awarded a Chief Officer's Commendation.

As part of an ambulance crew, as a solo rapid responder and as a city centre cycle responder, he deals with emergency situations on a daily basis and brings this real-life experience to his training.

He is actively involved with delivering the BSc in Paramedic Science at the University of East Anglia and mentoring student paramedics gaining frontline experience, making him perfectly placed to help you learn what to do while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

Miles has a background in scouting, and enjoys climbing, sailing and canoeing among other outdoor activities.


Richard Griffiths-Hughes BSc

  • REC Senior Trainer
  • BCU Level 2 Coach
  • Winter Mountain Leader & Single Pitch Awards
Rich is a multi-skilled outdoor instructor and coach. His main passion is sea kayaking and competes nationally and internationally in Greenland rolling.

Climbing and mountaineering also play a big part in Rich's life and, when he's not on the sea, he can usually be found clinging to a rock somewhere or summiting some of the UK and Europe's mountains.

Rich has taught first aid and delivered pool and beach lifeguarding courses for a number of years. He is particularly involved in training on REC emergency, advanced and trainer courses.

Mae Richard yn siaradwr Cymraeg ac yn gallu rhedeg rhai o'n cyrsiau cymorth cyntaf drwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg.



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