1993 to 2024 Celebrating 31 years of providing quality outdoor education.

About me 

Ed Sankey, is an Outdoor Education Tutor / Instructor based in Liverpool.

After a few seasons of Mountain Bike Racing (cross country and downhill) I decided I would like to work towards achieving N.G.B Qualifications. I built up my experience working in Outdoor Activity Centres in France, Spain and in Ireland and then went on to study Outdoor and Environmental Education at John Moores University gaining BSc Hons.

His next step on the MTA qualification ladder will be the SMLT Winter Mountain Leader Award Training, building on the awards he currently holds. . Ed has been working for Outdoor Activities Service and Alternative Adventure for over 15 years now.

NSI Qualified bikeability instructor

Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor.

MLE Single Pitch Award.

MLE Summer Mountain Leader Award

OTC Mountain Bike Leader Level 1 and 2 - Training

BSCA Mountain Bike / Off Road Leader Award

BCU 3 Star Kayak

BCU 4 Star Kayak Inland

BCU 3 Star Open Canoe

BCU Canoe Safety Test 

BCU Level 2 Kayak Coach

BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue

RYA Level 2 Powerboat

16 hour Outdoor First Aid

MLTA Member

IfOL member 

Ed along with other OAS Staff attends seminars and training offered by professional bodies including BMC, MLTA, IfOL and in-house staff development days.