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About: Ben Julian Coaching

Ben is a freelance outdoor educator, delivering outdoor education and personal development across the UK and overseas. With more than twenty years of experience working in the outdoor education industry, Ben is professionally qualified to deliver consultancy, personalised coaching, and instructor training across a broad spectrum of activities. From novices to more experienced clients, Ben provides high quality bespoke training tailored to the specific learning requirements of individuals, clubs, schools, and centres.


Ben is professionally trained to lead and supervise clients in the outdoors, ensuring their safety whilst teaching skills and techniques relevant to the activity being undertaken. Ben specialises in coaching many different adventure sports (water & land) along with outdoor education activities. In addition to coaching Ben also specialises in delivering instructor training, sharing his many years of experience with a new generation of leaders.

Ben currently works at King Edward VI, King’s Norton School for Boys as the Head of Outdoor Education and Educational Visit Co-ordinator (EVC). Ben has designed a bespoke and progressive outdoor adventure programme designed to impart core life skills in the students by having fun outside of the classroom.


Engaging in the wide spectrum of experiences available provides opportunities for students to participate in new and exciting activities and to develop skills imperative for adulthood. Using his own personal experience of creating adaptive and accessible outdoor programmes, Ben consults both primary and secondary schools on their own implementation of learning outside the classroom encounters.


Although he is primarily based in the Midlands; Ben is prepared to travel to train people in the outdoors and is interested in working with new clients as well as providing ongoing services to existing ones. Water activities can be arranged at a site in Birmingham if required.


Whether you are looking for personal development, or on-going club/school progression, Ben can consult you on how to achieve your aspiring goals and further your success in your chosen discipline.

Examples of professional services offered:

Running instructor training courses for a variety of different outdoor disciplines.

Specialist coaching: sailing, windsurfing, power boating, canoeing & kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, archery, climbing, mountain biking and rowing.

Advising and consulting schools on the implementation and running of educational visits, enhancing student experiences learning outside of the classroom.

Consultancy for all aspects of instructor development, RYA Training Centre recognition for dinghy, windsurf and powerboat.

Writing, reviewing, and giving advice on centre paperwork, risk assessments, standard operating procedures, and general paperwork.

Preparation for centre inspections with national governing bodies and adventure licensing authorities.

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