At school level I achieved Bronze - Silver - Gold personal survival swimming Awards
Qualified as a life guard (Towers Secondary School, Ashford, Kent)
Completed my Duke of Edinburgh (DoE).
Competed in Judo, Grade: Black Belt 1st Dan. Knee injury prevented progression.
Worked with KCC Youth Services part time in the evenings (Shuttle Leisure Van, then run by Stan Hastie & Mike Sheridan), visiting youth centres, teaching table tennis & Judo/ Self Defence.
I have been a qualified first aider from the first day of my working life (1981).
Been a First Aid Responder at many types of events and for various organisations and charities that are involved within the "Night Time Economy".
Qualified PADI Divemaster & Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor (259221)
Worked under/ With various PADI Course Directors/ Instructors helping qualify a very large amount of new qualified divers.
I Had my own Pest Control company for 25 years having started at Rentokil.
I have achieved a BPCA Diploma & a vast amount of qualifications in Health & Safety, Auditing, Health & Hygiene.
This business is now in the very capable hands of my son Craig: CVEM Ltd.
My Instructor Qualifications:
Emergency First Response Instructor
Level 3 Teaching & Assessing
First Aid at Work
Paediatric First Aid
Activity/ Outdoors First Aid
Emergency Oxygen Provider
First Aider for Mental Health, Levels: 1, 2, 3.
I have been truly blessed to work with a huge amount of people from all walks of life, many of which have worked for or are working in the NHS, Police Force, Fire Brigade and the Coastguards, all of which have helped me develope my skills and understanding allowing me to constantly evolve my teaching skills.
So far I have qualified thousands of new First Aiders, this number will continue to grow as I am passionate about teaching and promoting this very important life skill.