During the Summer Land & Wave helps thousands of people have adventures in Dorset, Wales and the Alps – we get really, really busy.
What makes our training stand out? Our coaches, trainers and assessors; our amazing full time staff and the brilliant specialists that visit us.
Land & Wave does NOT rely on 2 or 3 people to try and teach everything on our courses; we know that people need to be taught by specialist, knowledgeable, passionate instructors and coaches – the best in the business in fact.
Working with more than 15 coaching and training professionals over 15 weeks of professional training means you have LOTS of different coaching styles, personalities and decades of accumulated experience to learn from.
What makes our training really stand out is the number and the quality of the excellent staff that work with us to make sure our courses are the best we can possibly deliver.
As a trainee you benefit from a huge variety of teaching styles and techniques which will help you learn and enjoy learning.
Our Coaches; Trainers and Assessors, Winter 2017 – 2018.
#People – We know that adventures are better with brilliant people. Our staff are kind, compassionate and fun.
#Honest – We’re really open and honest when we work with each other. Talking to each other is the most important part of how we stay good at what we do.
#Epic – We give a shit. We want our clients and trainees to have incredible experiences. We want our clients to love the outdoors as much as we do.
Paul Taylor – ‘The Management’
Loves all things climbing. Has spent more time on the Jurassic Coast than the dinosaurs. Challenge him to a Paddle Board race (we dare you).
Specialities: Climbing, Coasteering,
Matt Roberts – Lead Instructor
Matt loves being wet, playing rugby and eating sandwiches, he has boundless enthusiasm, years of wisdom and, occasionally, incredible hair.
Specialities: Mountains, Sea Kayaking, Hair Care
Sophie Tanner – ‘The Management’
Loves the ocean and jumping in the sea, a wise old sage of Land & Wave with decades of experience working with groups.
Specialities: Bushcraft, Coasteering, Headbands
Jack Campion – Lead Instructor
Loves a river. Has phosphorescent eye brows and an epic ginger beard, ask him to do the fire triangle rave.
Specialities: Kayaking, Coasteering
Owen Senior – Trainer
Wrote the book on bushcraft (literally), incredible ginger beard, impervious to waves and cold (is quite fat).
Specialities: Bushcraft, Coasteering, Canoeing
Sam Locke – BTEC Teacher, Lead Instructor
Will teach anything to anyone if she has 10 minutes and a sharpie. Can run a marathon fuelled solely on melon and carrot sticks. Sam graduated Outdoor Instructor Training 2013/14.
Specialities: Teaching, Coaching, Melon
Graham Milton – Lead Instructor
Once lived in London, loves a kayak, occasionally experiments with restrained facial hair, calm and considered.
Specialities: Kayaking, Rivers, Blue Steel, Magnum
Jonny Berry – Lead Instructor
Lithe, compact – perfectly formed. Loves a paddle board, has perfected the ‘paddle board pose’. Jonny graduated Outdoor Instructor Training 2014/15.
Specialities: Paddle boarding, The wearing of hats, Staying warm despite being so damn thin.
Ray Goodwin – Canoe Specialist
Wrote the book on canoeing (literally), thoroughly nice chap, decades of experience and knowledge.
Specialities: Canoeing, Canoeing, Canoeing
Will Moy – Climbing Specialist
Climbs like a fish and swims like a monkey. The only person we know that can surf but not stand on a paddle board.
Specialities: Climbing, Mountains, Dashing Good Looks
Sam Waites – Kayak Specialist
We’ve known Sam for years, he’s an excellent human being and a kayaking wizard. Loves being in a boat, especially on a river.
Specialities: Kayaking, Kayaking, Kayaking
David Mutton – Trainer
Paddle Boarding guru, master of risk assessment, BTEC teacher extraordinaire. Land & Wave’s longest serving member of staff.
Specialities: Paddle Boarding, Teaching, Stubble
Paul Smith – White Water Specialist
Experienced and approachable, a great coach who inspires confidence. Great to learn from, brilliant to spend a day on (or in) the river with.
Specialities: Kayaking, Climbing, White Water
Darren Joy – Coaching Specialist
A full time BCU Level 5 Coach with a loads of river experience under his boat, a Canoe England national trainer for safety and rescue and leadership awards.
Specialities: Kayaking, Coaching, Development
Jamie Corry – Bushcraft Specialist
A mild mannered man of the woods, Jamie’s been helping us with British Bushcraft Association assessments for ages. Large, bearded and slightly Scottish.
Specialities: Bushcraft, Deer, Kilts
We’re always looking for more brilliant instructors, coaches and assessors to help us develop our training courses…
Land & Wave help people have incredible adventures in Dorset, the UK and Europe.
Every winter we run an Outdoor Instructor Training course that we’re really proud of.
Visit our website: www.landandwave.co.uk
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Get out there and find your adventure…