Dan Read (Director)

Dan Read began his career in engineering as a teenager where Dan won the Young Engineer of Derby competition in 1982 aged 13, indentured as a Trainee Plater/Welder at British Rail Engineering Limited back in 1986. During the early years of work, Dan was engaged in production of various Bogies for the rail industry, post apprenticeship, Dan would help in the training of the latest intake of apprentices. Continuing through his engineering career Dan worked at several specialist engineering workshops eventually rising to the position of ‘workshop foreman’ whilst employed at LOC Maintenance. LOC, specialised in bespoke steelwork for Rolls Royce sites including structural steelwork and machine removal. Since 1999, Dan was employed as the principle Outdoor Education Instructor by Derby City Council. This work involved training teaching staff in the delivery of DoE expeditions, delivery of adventurous activities along with managing a busy work load and a staff team of 5.

Dan’s Qualifications:

Engineering Related Qualifications

  • City & Guilds 201 Basic Engineering Craft Studies Year 1, Part 1
  • Basic Engineering Technology – Credit
  • Practical Course Work Assessment (General Engineering) – Pass
  • City & Guilds 229 Welding Craft Practices Year 2, Part 2
  • Basic Engineering Technology – Credit
  • Practical Course Work Assessment (General Engineering) – Pass
  • Science Background to Technology – Credit
  • Basic Fabrication and Welding – Pass
  • Basic Mechanical Production Technology – Credit
  • City & Guilds 229 Welding Craft Practices Year 2, Part 2
  • General Fabrication and Welding Technology – Credit
  • EITB Broad Based Training and Plating Welding Skills
  • Certificate No. F2283077D
  • EITB Welding and Fabrication Engineering Practices
  • Common Core Skills D501
  • Thick Plate and Structural Steel Work Techniques D502
  • Welding Techniques using MAGS D507
  • Thick Plate Forming, Bending and Assembling D521
  • Cutting and Gouging D527
  • Inspecting Fabrications (Thick Plate and Structural) D533
  • EITB Certificate No. M2283077D
  • EITB Broad Based Foundation Training Parts 1 & 2
  • EITB Engineering Woodworking, Patternmaking/Model Making or Vehicle Body Practices
  • EITB Part 3B Fabrication and Welding Skills

Youth Work/Teaching Qualifications

1996-1998 Derby University:

  • National Diploma in Applied Youth and Community Studies

2012 Derby Adult Learning Service:

  • City & Guilds 7303 PTLLS

Other Qualifications

  • UK MLTB Single Pitch Supervising Award
  • UK MLTB Mountain Leader
  • RYA Level 3 Inland Sailing Instructor
  • CCCPR BELA Award
  • BCU Level 3 Trained Coach
  • NCA level 1, 2 Cave Leader Trained
  • Member of the British Mountaineering Council

Dan has responsibility for safety management systems, staff training and strategic direction.