Elspeth Mason BSc PGCE LPIOL - Director of Training and a Senior Trainer Assessor


Elspeth is a qualified  teacher and LPIOL with D32/33 and D34 assessing/IV qualifications. She has many years experience of working in the outdoors and providing first aid training for various needs.  As a teacher, a Mum and an Outdoor Instructor she has had a lot of hands on experience of first aid in a range of situations which helps when creating realistic scenarios for different needs. 

In the outdoors Elspeth is a qualified Mountain Leader, Level 3 Canoe Coach among other qualifications and has held qualifications in most outdoor sports over the years. She was an active member of Duddon and Furnes MRT for several years with a MREW Cas Care qualification and sits on the MTE Board in addition to being on the National Executive of the Institure for Outdoor Learning.

Steve Johnson MA - Tao Medics - Technical Casualty Care Expert and Senior Training Assessor


Steve is an experienced  EMT medic with a lifetime of first aid experience. He is currently studying for a PhD in a mental health related topic and is a member of Duddon and Furness MRT involved in the MREW CasCare training. 

Specialisms - Outdoor First Aid (OFA L3, L4) First Aid at Work, Advanced First Aid skills and First Aid with Extended Casualty Care for Expeditions (OFA L4) 

Jacqui Young 


Specialism - Outdoor First Aid (OFA L3),  EFAW and EFAW for sports coaches and activity leaders (OFA L2) RLSS lifesaving and first aid for those working in and around water. 


Deb Parks


Deb is a highly experienced expedition leader with experience all over the world. She has taught first aid courses for more than 20 years

Vicky Whibley


Vicky is an active member of mountain rescue and a professional outdoor instructor. Vicky trains the 16 hour Outdoor First Aid courses and shorter courses for youth and professional inhouse first aid training. 



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