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Outdoor Education Staff

The Outdoor Education team is made up of instructors holding appropriate national governing body qualifications.

The Outdoor Education team is made up of instructors holding appropriate national governing body qualifications. The aims of the Outdoor Education service which our staff deliver are to:

  • Instruct /Coach a wide variety of adventure activities
  • Run team building days
  • Run Coach Education courses
  • Oversee the expedition part of the Duke of Edinburgh awards
  • Maintain a register of Dumfries and Galloway accredited leaders for adventure activities
  • Run courses leading to National Qualifications
  • Ensure the safety of pupils whilst undertaking activities of a hazardous nature
  • Promote, up-date and advise on the Department's Guidelines for Off-Site Safety


Meet the Team


Find out what our experienced staff can offer:

Outdoor Activities - Mike Taveren


Mike Taveren, Lead Outdoor Officer· Mountain Instructors award MIA

  • Summer Mountain leader MLTS
  • Winter ML training MLTB
  • Single pitch award MLTB
  • Orienteering instructors award Level 2 BOF
  • Mountain bike leader MBLA
  • Sailing instructor (coastal Dinghy) RYA
  • Kayak inland Level 3 BCU
  • Canoe Level 3 BCU
  • 5 star leader white water BCU
  • Power boat level 2 RYA
  • Safety boat course RYA
  • BASP First aid at work
  • HND in outdoor education and environmental studies
Outdoor Activities - Alex Lumsden


Alex Lumsden, Outdoor Officer

  • Aspirant level 5 (inland) BCU
  • 5 star leader white water BCU
  • Summer Mountain leader MLTS
  • Winter ML training MLTB
  • Single pitch award MLTB
  • Mountain bike leader MBLA
  • Sailing Instructor (coastal Dinghy & Keel boat ) RYA
  • Windsurfing Instructor
  • Power boat Instructor
  • Orienteering instructors award Level 2 BOF
  • BASP First aid at work
Outdoor Activities - Ed Hex


Ed Hex, Outdoor Instructor

  • Summer Mountain leader MLTS
  • Orienteering instructors award Level 2 BOF
  • Orienteering Instructor UKCC Level 1
  • Mountain bike leader MBLA
  • Sailing instructor (Dinghy) RYA
  • Paddle sports Coach Level 2 UKCC
  • BA in Geography and English
  • BASP First aid at work
Outdoor Activities - Ian Patterson


Ian Patterson, Outdoor Instructor

  • Promoting Independence level 3
  • TCL Tutor (grade1) MLTB
  • Summer Mountain leader MLTS
  • Mountain bike leader MBLA
  • Cycle Coach UKCC L2 British Cycling
  • Cycle Trainer Cycling Scotland
  • UKCC Level 2 Paddle Sports Cycling
  • Orienteering instructors award Level 2 BOF
  • BASP First aid at work
Outdoor Activities - Robbie Garside


Robbie Garside, Outdoor Instructor

  • Cytech level 2 Bike maintenance
  • BASP First aid at work
  • Trail cycle leader MBLA
  • Orienteering instructors award Level 2 BOF
  • Regional Hill leader level 1
  • Power boat level 2 RYA
  • Safety boat course RYA
  • Sailing senior instructor (coastal Dinghy) RYA
  • Day skipper( theory and practical)l RYA
  • Paddle Sports Coach Level 1 UKCC
Outdoor Activities - David Adamson


David Adamson: Outdoor Instructor 

  • International Mountain Leader IML
  • Winter Mountain Leader WML
  • Summer Mountain Leader ML
  • Single Pitch Award SPA
  • Trail Cycle Leader TCL
  • UKCC Level 2 Paddlesport BCU
  • Moderate Water Endorsement Canoe BCU
  • Moderate Water Endorsement Kayak BCU
  • UKCC Level 1 Orienteering
  • Advanced Medicine (First Aid)
  • REC First Aid Instructor
  • BSc, MSc, MBA

Related Information

Contact Details

 

Outdoor Education

Carlingwark Outdoor Centre
Lochside Park
Castle Douglas
DG7 1EZ

Tel: 01556 505916
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External Links

Contact Dumfries and Galloway Council T: 030 33 33 3000

Council Offices
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DD

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