Martin Simpson

Head of Centre

Martin Simpson

Age: 43

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Martin is the Head of Centre and Duke of Edinburgh's Award manager for South Tyneside. He is a Duke of Edinburgh's Accredited Assessor, holds Single Pitch Award, Mountain Leader, Mountain Bike Leader (MBL + night ride leader) BCU Level 3 Sea Kayak Coach, BCU White Water Safety & Open Boat 4 Star Leader  (moderate water endorsement). RLSS Instructor for National Water Safety Management Programme, GNAS Archery Leader, RYA Powerboat and Personal Watercraft Instructor and holds a Mountain First Aid Certificate. Martin has a Sports Science degree and has attended BMC FUNdamentals & Learning to Train workshops. He is an approved CWMA Route Setter. Martin is an approved tutor and assessor for first aid awards including all the usual but also Catastrophic Bleed & Airway Management, Forestry, Outdoor First and Hostile Environment Trauma Care.  He is able to deliver OEAP EVC, group leader visit training and Outdoor Learning Card training also. 


Martin is a bit of a workaholic which is good if you need activities.  He is a member of Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL), Association of Heads Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) and the Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP)

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