Meet the Team

Passionate trainers who will inspire you. 

  • Billy Casserley Billy Casserley
    Cert.Ed. B.Sc.

    Billy has a sports science background and is a very knowledgeable instructor. He has a particular interest in sports injuries and first aid for sport. Billy is a competitive club runner so fully appreciates the need to nurture and take care of your body. 

    Billy predominantly teaches our first aid at work and paediatric first aid courses. He is a very approachable instructor and creates a friendly learning environment where participants feel comfortable asking questions.

  • Martyn Smith Martyn Smith

    Martyn is a key member of our teaching and assessing team. He teaches on the education and training, assessing and first aid courses.

    Martyn is a a personable and enthusiastic character that many of our regular clients request when re-booking in-house courses with us. 

  • Phil Gallie Phil Gallie

    Phil is a vastly experienced trainer with a military background. He is a real peoples person and thrives on the day to day contact with his learners.

    Due to Phil's wealth of knowledge and experiences he is a very versatile trainer and teaches on both our teacher training and first aid courses. 

  • Lesley Earl Lesley Earl

    Lesley is a vital member of our team on the teaching and assessing programmes. She is vastly experienced in both the private training industry and public sector teaching, having lectured in further education for over ten years. 

    Lesley is a vibrant character with a passion for life and a genuine interest in her learners. She teaches in a friendly and approachable manner and is an outstanding teacher. 

  • Carrie Rogers Carrie Rogers

    Carrie has built herself a very successful career as a nurse and is now sharing this lifetime of experience within her training courses. She teaches on both the first aid and education and training courses. 

    Carrie "loves" teaching on the teacher training courses and having come through this pathway herself, she fully appreciates the benefits of a passionate teaching style. 

  • Nick Chadwick Nick Chadwick
    PGCE B.Sc.

    Nick is a professional and conscientious teacher with over ten years of experience in schools, colleges and the private training sector. 

    He is highly motivated and passionate about getting the most from his learners, with an open and approachable teaching style. 

    Nick teaches on all of our teaching and assessing qualifications. 

  • Aaron Sharma Aaron Sharma
    PTLLS B.Sc.

    Aaron has been trained internally so fully appreciates the Train Aid personable style of training. He is a knowledgeable, passionate trainer with a great sense of humour. 

    Aaron teaches on our first aid and manual handling courses. He is extremely approachable and there is a big practical emphasis on his courses. Aron likes to get plenty of scenario practice built into his courses to enable candidates to practice their skills in potential real life situations.

  • Tom Casserley Tom Casserley
    Cert.Ed. M.Sc.

    Tom has over a decade of experience teaching in the further education sector and was in a Head of Department role before taking up his position with Train Aid. Tom has a genuine passion for teaching and you will find his enthusiasm infectious.

    Tom heads up our Teaching and Assessing training courses, an area he particularly enjoys. He appreciates the challenges teaching can involve and will share his wealth of experience within further education with you. He will teach you the skills and techniques required to turn yourself into an effective and confident teacher within your workplace.

  • Richard Hood Richard Hood
    PGCE M.Sc.

    Richard is a highly experienced trainer with his specialist subject being first aid and water rescue.  He not only teaches first aid for lifeguards, but also runs support and rescue teams at various different national events such as triathlons and open water swimming competitions. 

    Richard teaches across our range of first aid courses and is also involved in our teaching qualifications due to his teaching degree and background in this sector. He is a very approachable instructor who goes above and beyond to meet his learners needs.

  • Mike Raynor Mike Raynor

    Mike is a vastly experienced teacher with a proven background for getting the best out of his students. He is also a professional fire fighter and is able to share his lifetime of experiences with his students. 

    Mike can be found teaching the Level 3 Award in Education & Training courses in Wales. 

  • Chrisy Southgate Chrisy Southgate

    Chrisy is a vastly experienced and versatile trainer. She teaches on our full range of courses and heads up the open and in-house courses in Scotland.

    She teaches on the education and training, assessing, health and safety and first aid courses.

  • Ellie Casserley Ellie Casserley

    Ellie manages the head office, coordinating courses and ensuring our customers needs are fully met. She has a business background and appreciates the importance of customer satisfaction. Ellie is both a friendly and efficient manager and you will find she will go out of her way to locate the best course for you at a time and location that suits you.

    Ellie is also an experienced trainer and teaches on both our first aid and food safety courses. She often combines the two areas when teaching onsite courses, a cost effective option that has proved very popular with nurseries looking to update their staff's qualifications.

  • James Reeves James Reeves
    PGCE M.Sc.

    James is currently a Curriculum Course Manager at a large FE college, responsible for several departments and hundreds of students. He is an extremely organised and efficient trainer, which is more than evident on his courses.

    James teaches on our assessing qualifications and internal verification courses, ensuring his own high standards of quality of control rubs off on his learners.

  • Ian Wood Ian Wood

    Ian is a vastly experienced trainer, having spent much of his career managing and delivering the training programme for the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA).

    Ian has a passion for teaching and delivers on both our teacher training and assessing courses. 

  • Simon Webster Simon Webster

    Simon has a fitness background and teaches our first aid courses down on the south coast. He is a real genuine chap with a natural teaching style and a passion for teaching first aid.

  • Stuart Bowdler Stuart Bowdler
    Cert. Ed.

    Stuart joined us after several years service in the army and is a regular instructor on our first aid courses. He teaches with passion and has a wealth of knowledge to share with his learners.

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