Claire is a qualified teacher and has a B.Ed.(Hons) degree in Physical Education.  Since leaving university she has primarily worked as an outdoor education instructor, personal development facilitator and overseas expedition leader.  She has also spent some time working in schools as a house mistress, PE teacher and as a higher-level teaching assistant.  In between teaching first aid courses, Claire keeps her water-based skills up to date by working as a lifeguard.  

Claire has travelled extensively around the world and has led expeditions to Mongolia, Ecuador, Tibet and Ukraine.  Her qualifications include Mountain Leader, Canoe Coach and an OCR Level 3 in Off-site Safety Management.

Claire has been teaching first aid under the Rescue Emergency Care scheme (REC) since 2008.  As well as teaching, she has also gained a lot of practical experience from being a member of the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, as a dog handler with the Search & Rescue Dogs Association (SARDA) South Wales team, and working on many events such as mountain biking, adventure racing, mountain marathons and bog snorkelling.

Claire’s dog Rhedyn often comes along to the public courses.


Robin originates from Mid Wales and has spent most of his life living and working in the outdoors.  He spent many years working as an outdoor education instructor, personal development facilitator, overseas expedition leader, first aid trainer and event medic.

In 2014 Robin qualified as a paramedic and works full-time for the Welsh Ambulance Service as part of the Hazardous Area Response Team.

In his spare time, Robin is a member of the Brecon Mountain Rescue team and is also a faculty member of the Wilderness Emergency Medical Services Institute (WEMSI).

Although no longer teaching first aid courses, Robin is a valuable resource of information and consultation for linking the first aider’s role with the emergency services and mountain rescue.