Technical Advice, Guidance & Training

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Technical Advice, Guidance and Training

Organisations and establishments strive to strike a fine line between adequate and appropriate policy, guidance and procedures as well as competence and training for staff.  Policy should create a safe, supportive and inclusive environment for work and for learning.   With 25 years of managing people and resources along with delivering technical, safety and compliance training Will can offer adventure activity advice, guidance and training.  Guidance and training can include:

  • hazard and risk assessment training
  • off site excursion planning and management
  • assessment of adventure activity and off site excursion planning and management
  • assessment of incident management procedures and associated training
  • audit of adventure activity safety against industry standards

Relevant qualifications include:

  • International Mountain Leader (IML)
  • Winter Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor (WMCI)
  • Mountain Bike Leader (MBLA)
  • Nordic Level 2 Ski Instructor (BASI)
  • DofE Accredited Assessor (BSG)
  • ITC Level 3 Award in Teaching and Assessing First aid Qualifications (TAFAQ)
  • Level 1 Triathlon Coach
  • Educational Visit Coordinator (EVC) Trainer
  • OCR Level 3 Certificate in Off-Site Safety Management
  • National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
  • Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning (APIOL)
  • Outdoor Emergency First Aid
  • Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport Certificate
  • Sportscotland COVID-19 Officer Certificate

Relevant experience includes:

  • Technical advisor to clients including schools and outdoor activity providers
  • Member of Scottish Adventure Activity Forum (SAAF), member of  Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC) and Member of Scottish Advisory Panel on Outdoor Education(SAPOE)
  • Local authority Outdoor Education Officer responsible for guidance on off-site excursions, associated school senior management training and outdoor activity technical advice
  • Commercial expedition company Technical Director responsible for technical advice , guidance and training
  • Experience of attaining quality assurances and licences including AALA licences, BS8848, Learning Outside of the Classroom Quality Badge and Duke of Edinburgh Award Accredited Activity Provider
  • Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL) Accredited Provider of the Institute of Outdoor Learning (APIOL) mentor and assessor
  • Contingency planning in the military working with local authorities and emergency services
  • Army Mountaineering Association Expedition Advisor

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