Children's Entertainer & Clown
Lifelong Education & Training
- 8 'O' Levels - Grade A, B & C - Ashby Grammar School - 1979
- 2 'AO' Levels - Grade B - Ashby Grammar School - 1980
- 4 'A' Levels - Grade B, C, D, E. - Ashby Grammar School - 1981
- Degree BSc(Hons) Marine and Freshwater Biology - 1984 - University Of London
- Postgraduate Study For An MBA at De Montfort University - Leicester. - 1998
- Certificate In Human Relations and Co-Counselling - 1991 - Sandwell College
- Basic Merchandising Training Course - C & A - 1 Week Course - Birmingham - 1984
- Leadership Training Course - C & A - 1 Week Course - Birmingham - 1985
- Garment Technology - C & A - 1 Week Course - Leeds - 1985
- Training Techniques - Training Course - C & A - 1 Week Course - 1985
- Personnel Management - C & A - 2 Week Course - Bristol - 1985
- Dale Carnegie Sales Course - 1997 - 8 week course - West Bromwich, West Midlands
- Assertivness Training Course - 1988 - 12 week course - Stevensons College, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK
- Advanced Assertivness Course - 1991 - 12 week course - Stevensons College, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK
- Six Category Intervention Course - 1990 ~ 6 week course - Stevensons College, Coalville, Leicestershire, UK
- Telephone Techniques Course ~ 1 Day Course 1991 - Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
- Time Management Course ~ Fast Track Courses - 1 Day - 1995 - Birmingham
- Training Techniques - 1 Day Career Track - Training Course - Nottingham - 1993
- Business Development & Leadership Course - Centre of Management Creativity High Mallam ~ 4 Day Team Course - April 1998 ~ Developing A Mission Statement & Business Plan.
- Outward Bound Course - Aberdovey - North Wales ~ 3 Day Course ~ 1996
- Duke Of Edinburgh Awards - Bronze, Silver & Gold - 1978,1979 & 1989.
- Scout Association - 1970 - 1979 - Many awards, badges and achievements.
- Business Enterprise Programme For Graduates (BEP) How to Set Up & Run Your Own Business For Graduates - De Montfort University ~ 3 Week Course ~ 1989 - Course Tutor ~ Joan Beaver MBA
- 3 Day - 'Unleash The Power' Firewalk Course - NEC - Birmingham - Anthony Robbins - 1997
- Clown Camp - University - 6 Day Course - Wisconsin - USA - 1995
- Course Of Confirmation Into The Church Of England - 1976
- Alpha Course - 12 Weeks - St. Helen's Church - Ashby-de-la-Zouch & 8 Months Follow On - 2003-2004.
- European Computer Driving License Course - 2004
- Volunteer Probation Worker Training Course - 3 Months - Leicester Probation Centre - 1999
- St. Johns First Aid Course - 1978
- Snazaroo Beginners Face Painting Course - Minehead - Butlin's - 1989.
- Treasure House Of Make-Up - Foundation Make-Up Course - Horwich, Bolton - 1992
- Treasure House Of Make-Up Special Effects Course - Horwich, Bolton - 1993
- Beginners Face Painting Tuition - With Jaqui Russon In Leicester City Centre ~ 2 Weeks - 1989
- Advanced Balloon Modelling 1 Day Course - Bob Wooding - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1995
- Body Painting Course - Tutored By Caro Childs ~ Co Author Of The Usbourne Book Of Face - 1998 Painting & Lecturer at the London School Of Face Painting ~ In Ashby-de-la-Zouch - 1 Day Course - Ashby-de-la-Zouch
- Professor Steven Covey - Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People - 1 Day Leadership Course ~ Birmingham ~ Professor Covey In Person Taught - Harvard Professor
- Advanced Selling Techniques - Brian Tracey - Birmingham - 1 Day Course
- Richard Denny - 2 Days - Selling Course -
- Auditioned & Joined The Leicester Magic Circle 1990 / 1991 & Attended Several Lectures & Teaching Sessions On Children's, Stage & Close-Up Magic.
- Clowns International Convention & Education Course 1993 - Bognor Regis - 5 days
- Clowns International Convention & Education Course 1994 - Bognor Regis - 5 days
- World Clown Association Convention & Education Course 1994 - Orlando, Florida, USA - 5 days
- World Clown Association Convention & Education Course 1996 Laughlin, Nevada, USA - 5 days
- World Clown Association Convention & Education Course 1995, Southport, UK - 5 days
- Portsmouth Magic Convention ~ Convention & Education Course 2008, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK - 1 Day
- European Juggling Convention - 1 Day Education & Convention - 2003 - University Of Nottingham, Nottingham
- FACE - The Face Painting Association - Education & Convention Course - 1996, West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK - 3 Days & 1997 ~ Droitwich Spa
- Kidology - 2013 ~ Children's Entertainers Convention ~ Education & Convention Course ~ Wolverhampton ~ UK - 2 Days
- The Chuckle Summit ~ Clown Education & Learning Summit - 1994 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, UK ~ Led By Kooky The Clown ~ WCA International Clown Of The Year 1999 - 3 Days
- The Chuckle Summit ~ Clown Education & Learning Summit - 1995 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, UK ~ Led By Kooky The Clown ~ WCA International Clown Of The Year 1999 - 3 Days
- Face Painting Intermediate - Advanced Level Training Session ~ 1 Evening ~ By Caro Childs - Co Author Of The Usbourne Book Of Face Painting & Lecturer at the London School Of Face Painting ~ In Ashby-de-la-Zouch
- 1995, 1996 & 1997 Balloon Modelling Advanced Balloon Modelling 1 Day Course - Michael Decker USA Quadruple World Balloon Modelling Champion - Ashby-de-la-Zouch - Evening Course
- Balloon Modelling Advanced Course - David Grist - British Balloon Modelling Champion - 1 Day Course - Ashby-de-la-Zouch
- Speech & Vocal Coaching ~ With Priscilla Morris ~ Examiner With The Italia Conti Stage School - 2001 - 8 Weeks ~ Hinckley, Leicestershire
- Singing Course ~ With Frankie Armstrong Folk Singer - 7 Day Educational Course - Cortijo Romero ~ Granada ~ Spain
- Association Of Speakers Clubs - Ashby Speakers Club - 2001 - 2004 - Public Speaking Club - Education Director - 2003.
- Punch & Judy 1 Day Training Course - 1998 - Glynn Edwards - Punch's Oak, Far Forest, Woucestershire, UK
- Terry Seabrooke - Children's & Adults Magic - Training Session & Lecture - 1 Evening - 1998 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, UK
- Terry Herbert - Children's Magic - Training Session & Lecture - 1 Evening - 1997 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, UK
- Brian Eames - Children's Magic - Training Session & Lecture - 1 Evening - 1997 - Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, UK
- Co Counselling International - Autumn Course - Avon Tyrell - New Forest - Hampshire - 3 Days - 1991
- Balloon Fundamentals Course - Qualatex & Linde Gas Course - Reg Weavin - 1 Day Course - West Midlands - April 2000
- Reiki 1 & Reiki 2 - 1 Day - Energetic Healing Courses - 1 Day Course - Loughborough
- Basic Food Hygiene Certificate - 1 Day Course - North West Leicestershire District Council - Coalville - Leicestershire - 1988
- Blackpool Magicians Convention ~ Convention & Education Course 21/2/2016 - 2016, & 1990 & 1991 ~ Blackpool, Lancashire, UK - 1 Day
- International Party Show - NEC - Birmingham - 1 Day Convention & Education - 1997, 1998 & 2000
- Safeguarding Children - 04/06/2016 ~ Oadby, Leicester
- Diploma In Face Painting - September 2016 - Face Painting Academy - Passed With Distinction
- Diploma In Balloon Modelling - December 2016 - New Skills College
- 71 st Clowns International Annual Grimaldi Church Service - All Saints Church, Haggerston, Hackney, London - Sunday 5 th of February 2017 - 1 pm - 5 pm.
- Balloon Decorating & Modelling Teach In & Demonstration - Paul White Wholesalers ~ Bullwell ~ Nottingham ~ Thursday the 29 th of June 2017 ~ Chris Horne - Tutor
- Clown Make-Up Tutorial with Andrew Davies AKA Andy The Clown (Lowestoft) via video link on Friday the 6 th of October 2017 from 4 pm - 6 pm.
- Trendimi Face Painting Course - ICOES - Examination Body - Passed With Distinction - March 2018
- Face Painting Level 1 - OCN (Open College Network) - Qualification and Course Taken On Wednesday the 28 th of March 2018 - Tutor - Natalie Farmer - Eleven 16 Studio, The Face Painting Shop, 1- 3 Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, GB. 09.30 am - 14.30 pm.
- Face Painting - One Stroke - One Day Course - Certificate Course - Attended On Friday the 20 th of April 2018 - Tutor - Karen Harvey - Eleven 16 Studio, The Face Painting Shop, 1- 3 Wharf Road, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, GB. 10.00 am - 16.00 pm.
- iStudy Face Painting Online Course ~ Monday The 29 th of May 2018
- Bible Study with Pastor John Langford ~ Weslyan Reform Chapel ~ Ellistown & New Swannington - Nov 2017 ~ November 2018
- One day Santa training course to work as Father Christmas at The High Cross Shopping Centre for Great Grotto's - grotto company - Thursday the 9 th of November 2017 - 09.30 am - 15.00 pm.
- One Day Santa Workshop - Thursday the 28 th of June 2018 from 09.30 am - 17.30 pm at The Lighthouse Centre, Linn Road, Ely, Cambs - tutoring & training to be a professional Santa.
- One Day Qualatex Twisting Made Easy Course - Balloon Modelling Pirates & Princesses Training Course - 09.30 - 17.30 ~ Enfield, London on Wednesday the 3 rd of October 2018 - Tutor - Dominic Cassidy.
- One day Santa training course to work as Father Christmas at The High Cross Shopping Centre for Great Grotto's - grotto company - Thursday the 22 nd of November 2018 - 09.30 am - 14.00 pm.