Category Archives: Personal

CPD – FREC 3 First Aid Course

Here at CHMAS we run quite a few first aid courses. To ensure our training is up to date Chris attended a FREC3 Conversion course.Which is a specialist pre-hospital emergency care course. Simon Greenfield of Red2Medical delivered the course. This … Continue reading

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CPD – Climbing Workshop

Towards the end of January, I attended a Smart Climbing Workshop – Winter Training – Maximising Your Performance. The workshop was excellent and delivered by two well respected climbing coaches – Dr Rebecca Williams and John Kettle. I worked with … Continue reading

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CPD – Mental Health First Aid Course

Earlier in January, Chris was attending a Mental Health First Aid Course accredited by Mental Health First Aid – England. The course was provided by Joint Training and run by two exceptional trainers. The course was run over 2 days … Continue reading

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Mountain Training Assocition – Coaching Workshop

Chris is a member of the Mountain Training Association (MTA) and they provide great CPD opportunities. This resulted in him attending a coaching workshop at the Hollowford Centre in the Peak District.  There were several workshops on offer and he … Continue reading

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Professional Development – Oxygen Therapy Course

CHMAS run a variety of first aid courses and to keep our courses up to date, Chris regularly undertakes Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and his latest CPD was to attend am Oxygen Therapy Course run by Pete Rich of Rich … Continue reading

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CPD – Inspiring Environmental Learning

On Saturday, I attended a Mountain Training Association (MTA) workshop led Jim Langley of Nature’s Work on Inspiring Environmental Learning in Cannock Chase. To be honest, I knew Jim provided a good course and this did not disappoint. His knowledge is outstanding … Continue reading

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CPD – Development Coach Training

Last week, I attended a Development Coach Training Course run by Joby Davis and a mighty fine course it was too. The course was delivered over two days and there was a mix of accomplished coaches (GB Squad) and folks like … Continue reading

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Assessor Workshop at PYB

It’s always nice to be involved in some CPD and I was recently at Plas Y Brenin for a Mountain Leaders Assessor Workshop and a mighty fine two days it was too. The first day was spent mainly learning about the … Continue reading

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BMC Fundamemtals 1 & 2 Workshops

As part of my ongoing Professional Development, I found myself at the Beacon Climbing Wall in North Wales for a BMC Fundamentals Workshop 1 & 2 being led by Ian Dunn. The Fundamentals of Climbing 1 focuses on the importance of agility, balance … Continue reading

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Work Weekend at Yr Hafod

As many of you know, I am a volunteer at the Scouts Cymru mountain training centre Yr Hafod in the Ogwen Valley and every January a few of the team members get together to spruce up the hostel before the … Continue reading

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