About Me

My name is Jacqui Young and I have been a freelance outdoor educator for the last 20 years and have a passion for water safety.  I live in Cumbria – the Lake District - but my work takes me to interesting places all around the UK and abroad.

I am a keen mountaineer, having an International Mountain Leader and a Winter Mountain leader qualification but love being around water and have developed canoe, kayak, sailing and lifesaving skills.

I can teach and train the Royal lifesaving society (RLSS) National Water safety Management programme (NWSMP), National Pool lifeguard (NLPQ), Open Water Lifeguard (OWL), National rescue award for swimming teachers and coachers (NRASTC).

I am a member of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team and love to go mountain biking in my spare time. My current CV is below.


    • Open University Degree in Human Geography.
    • APIOL
    • Diploma in Sports Psychology.
    • Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) member
    • BTEC in Business and Finance
    • 9 GCE ‘O’ Levels
    • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (old PTTLS)

     Governing Body


     Date Completed

     Mountain Leadership

     Summer Assessment

     Winter Assessment

     International Mountain Leader

     June 2000

     March 2011

     March 2010 

     Single Pitch Supervisors Award  Assessment Completed  July 1997
     Royal Yachting Association

     Dinghy Instructor (Revalidated)

     Safety Boat

     April 2002

     November 2000

     British Canoe Union

     Level 2 Coach (Kayak)

     Level 2 Coach (Canoe)

     4 Star Canoe

     September 1997

     November 1999

     June 2000

     Casualty Care

     First Aid at Work 16+ hours

     First Aid Trainer

     January 2012
     National Caving Association  Level 1 Cave (Revalidated)  June 2004
     Scottish Mountain Bike Assoc.  Trail Cycle Leader  May 2006
     Royal Life Saving Society

     Survive and Save Lifesaving Trainer & Assessor (TA)

     National Pool Lifeguard Qualification TA

     National Water Safety Management Programme TA

     June 1996

     March 2013

     December 2011 

     Amateur Swimming Association

     Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

     Level 2 Coaching

    Level 2 Open water coach

     November 2014

    June 2016

    August 2016

     Swift Water Rescue Technician  Rescue 3 (revalidated)  November 2010
     British Orienteering Federation  Instructor Training  October 2000
     Duke of Edinburgh Award  Gold Award Holder & Assessor  May 1995


    I have been working in the outdoor education sector for over 15 years and have built a reputation of being a reliable and trustworthy person who will provide good support and experience for any course or activity, home or abroad. I have a very good working relationship with all my employers and provide a high level of service for each piece of work I am involved in whether this is in the UK or overseas. I am happy working with any age group from the primary groups to the more challenging youth groups and with adult development training groups. I am a trusted pair of hands in any organisation.

    Water safety Courses – I am a trainer and assessor for the Royal Lifesaving society (RLSS) and can provide courses in Lifesaving Survive and Save, National Pool Lifeguard courses (NLPQ), Open Water Lifeguard (OWL), National Water Safety Management course (NWSMP) and National rescue award for swimming teachers and coaches (NRASTC). With these courses I provide a high level of water safety training & first aid including infant, child and adults CPR. I can also train and assess the use of an AED.

    Mere Mountains, Casualty Care – I provide first aid courses up to 16 hours in length for a wide range of client groups based in the Lake District.

    Other employers:

    • Brathay Hall Trust
    • World Challenge Expeditions & Outlook Expeditions
    • Water Park, Thurston, Low Bank Ground and Ghyll Head
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

    Interests - I am a member of the Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

    I am involved in Kendal Lifesaving club where I train the RLSS Survive and Save Awards. In my spare time I like to get out on my mountain bike. I love travelling and my biggest adventure was travelling round world for 18 months independently.