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Stephen Thomson

Freelance Instructor
Owner at Thomo's Outdoor World

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About Stephen Thomson

My mission is to provide a top class experience which is safe, accessible and enjoyable by providing quality innovative training alongside inspiring adventures. With a well proven history in the outdoor industry al all levels, experienced in mountaineering, expeditions, paddlesports activities, SUP, mountain biking, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and overseas paddling expeditions.

Located in the Snowdonia National Park and benefiting from the unrivalled natural facilities of the surrounding park, mountains, lakes, rivers and estuaries. I am a committed and competent outdoor professional who is passionate about our outdoor life, one which I am only too happy to share.

My passions lie with introducing people to new skills, surroundings and expanding their horizons through coaching and developing.  Being able to pass this enthusiasm onto inspire others in the outdoors is a privilege.

I am a proud British Canoeing Delivery Partner, SUP Wales Partner and Mountain Bike Instructors Award (MIAS) Delivery Partner for Leaderships, skills development and qualifications.

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First year of Freelancing
Available for Public Freelancing
Available for Acivity Centre Freelancing
Accepted Forms of Payments
Payment through invoice. Bank transfer, card or secure payment link.
• Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 5 (DTLLS)
• Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) Licence to practice (April 2011)
• Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement Level 3 TAQA (2016)
• British Canoeing Leader in the following discipline: Whitewater, Touring, Sea Kayak, SUP Open and Coastal.
• British Canoeing UKCC Level 2 Coach
• British Canoeing Whitewater Coach
Course Educator/Provider for the following:
• British Canoeing Paddle Awards
• British Canoeing Personal Performance Awards, Sheltered water SUP, Canoe, White Water Kayak, Sea Kayak and all 3 Touring Awards.
• British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue, Paddlesport Instructor, Paddlesport Leader, SUP Safer, SUP Instructor, SUP Inland Open Water Leader and SUP Coastal Leader courses.
• MIAS Tutor (Mountainbike Instructor Award Scheme) Levels 1 & 2 Mountainbike Leadership, Levels 1 & 2 & 3 Cycle maintenance
Archery GB Instructor
Mountain Leader
DofE Gold Assessor walking and paddlesports
Honors & Awards
• Outstanding contribution to vocational education (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012)
• Outstanding contribution and commitment as a volunteer, Volunteer Centre (2008)
• Outstanding Leader Award, Jack Petchey Foundation (2010 & 2019)
• Cadet Forces Medal (2010)
• Queen’s Jubilee Medal (2012)
• Cadet Forces Clasp (2016)
• Cadet Forces 2nd Clasp (2022)
• Queen’s Jubilee Medal(2022)
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I have been delivering outdoor education since my early 20s delivering Paddlesports, MTB & Mountaineering. I deliver a full suite of British Canoeing and MIAS courses
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