BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services
Tell us about your yourself:
I started work at LMC in 2007. However my career started in the Royal Air Force where I spent eight years based at RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Kinloss. I worked as a Physical Training Instructor where I specialised in Adventure Training, which meant that when I left the Royal Air Force I was able to work as a selfemployed Mountaineering Instructor.
I then worked for the Fire and Rescue Service for six years as a Prince’s Trust Team Leader which gave me additional experience of working with young people and allowed me to complete my teacher training course.
I am an experienced mountaineer and have climbed extensively around the world for over thirty years. I was honoured to represent my country as a member of the GB Bouldering Team between 2002 and 2006, and later became the manager of the GB Bouldering Team from 2009 to 2012.
When I heard about the Public Service course at college I couldn’t believe how well it suited my skills, so when an opportunity arose I applied to come and teach here.
‘The Public Services courses at LMC are a fantastic opportunity for students to develop their academic and practical skills necessary for the Uniformed Services.
The facilities at college are fantastic and the close location to the Lake District and Trough of Bowland allows numerous opportunities for outdoor activities.
The course has excellent links with the Public Services and by enrolling on one of the Public Service courses students have the opportunity to take part in activities including, a team building residential, work experience with a public service, adventure training and a number of trips abroad. I wish I’d had this opportunity when I was a student.’