Our Team

Alex Leaf

After 35 years in the winter sports environment, training and assessing as both a teacher and a coach, I have discovered that the ‘art’ of delivering new knowledge is the key to inspirational teaching. My experience as a senior trainer within the UK’s National Governing body for snowsports instructors, (B.A.S.I.) has given me many opportunities travel the world and contribute to the international community of mountain sports professionals.

That, combined with 14 years in the RNLI as crew member of the Torbay Lifeboat, has given me rescue skills and first aid experiences which I can bring to your training to form part of the learning environment.

The outdoors is both a playground and an accident waiting to happen! Whilst giving full regard to traditional first aid training, World Class Training can provide an added dimension to both your awareness and your skills. By taking a dynamic and realistic approach, WCT utilises realistic scenarios and role play to ensure memorable and authentic training.

By ensuring that you experience and enjoy a meaningful training session, your skills and knowledge will increase, enabling you to adapt and react to emergency situations. Enjoy your training with us.

Regards, Alex Leaf

Belinda Elms

Director of WCT  and First Aid & Safe Guarding Trainer/Internal Quality Assurer

Belinda is a Registered Dental Care Professional currently working in private practice in Dorset and is a qualified/registered First Aid & Safeguarding Trainer. Having qualified as a dental nurse in 1987 (General Dental Council Registration No. 138668) She has over 30 years experience within the dental environment. Belinda went onto achieve her Assessors Certificate (cert no. 100/2269/7) and Teaching Award (cert no.500/1640/4) which involved teaching and training dental nurses across the south of England.  This was interspersed with running the family business – a 30 bed nursing home nestled in the Dorset countryside (Castle Farm Nursing Home). Her love for teaching found new  interest when she qualified as a ski instructor through the British Association of Snow Sport Instructors.  Belinda is able to deliver  a variety of regulated and unregulated courses to cover all your first aid requirements including Oxygen Therapy and Medical Gases – useful for Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice. Courses also include 4 hour Basic Life Support with AED training to 3 day  First Aid at Work course.

Les Ward
Senior WCT Trainer

Les, well known within the ski industry as a ski teacher trainer and ski school owner is no novice when it comes to understanding first aid. His vast experience in dealing with people makes him a great communicator.

Les has spent many years as a life guard on the beaches of the south west of UK. He is an inspirational teacher and always gets the best out of the classes he runs.

He has many stories relevant to your first aid course and will ensure that you get the most out of your course.

Qualified to International level as a ski teacher trainer and UK First aid trainer status.

Alun Hughes
WCT First Aid and safeguarding trainer.

Alan Hughes

WCT First Aid and Safeguarding Trainer

Alun has been involved in training and education for over thirty years. Throughout his teaching career he was heavily involved in the delivery of Outdoor Education and extra-curricular sport. He was nominated for a national teaching award and has received a long service award from the DofE. Alun has a BEd and a PG Diploma in Outdoor Education.
As well as being a First Aid and Safeguarding Trainer, Alun is also:
• Winter Mountain Leader (Trained);
• BCU Level 1 Coach;
• PADI Open Water Diver;
• BASI L2 Alpine Ski Instructor;
• BASI L1 Adaptive Ski Instructor; and
• RFU Level 2 Coach.
Alun will make your course enjoyable and informative.

Emma Cairns
WCT European Alpine Trainer

Emma has been teaching skiing for 12 years in the Alps, and in the last five years she has predominately been coaching instructors towards exams.

She is a trainer for the Institute of Leadership and Management delivering courses on this adding to her wide variety of teaching skills and recently, is a BASI Alpine ski teacher trainer.

Her First Aid courses are very innovative and fun, pulling from all her experience teaching she has developed them in order to maximise learning and knowledge.

Emma delivers many courses in the Alps through the winter and courses in the UK in the summer. Emma will ensure you get the best from your course…she follows our philosophy of inspiring teaching methods.

Penny Chapman
WCT Trainer

Penny Chapman

WCT Trainer

Penny is a BASI level 3 ski teacher and as such has some great teaching skills. She has worked in the snowsports environment for many years. Penny is a very through trainer and will ensure you get the best out of the course.

Alex Armand
WCT France Trainer

Alex is a highly skilled trainer with a wealth of training and teaching skills. She works in the French alps and runs her own ski school.