Paediatric first aid
Paediatric first aid
First Aid Courses and Lifeguard Courses
First Aid Courses and Lifeguard Courses

The boss

Devon Training: Andy Phillips

Andy Phillips:


The Principal of East Devon Training, is the Beach Safety Officer for East Devon District Council and has been for more than 16 years. His main role was running the beach lifeguard service and now is mostly based around beach management and risk assessment/management.


Andy has taught first aid since 1987 in both the private and public sectors. He has had practical experience in using the skills he teaches through working as a professional beach and pool lifeguard, both in this country and abroad.


Andy was also a Special Police Constable in the Devon and Cornwall force for ten years.


Andy's integrity sets East Devon Training out from the rest.


He has had to operate small rescue boats in some of the worst (and best) conditions the South West can throw at you.


He powerboats and Jet Skis for fun as well; taking part in the:


1000 mile Round Ireland RIB Endurance Challenge  in 2013

1600 mile Round Britain RIB Challenge in 2014

Round Scotland challenge in 2015.


Our Team


Lifeguard and First Aid Trainer / Assessor

One of our main trainers, Sally brings many years of pool and lifeguard management to her teaching.


Standards are high with Sally but her friendly and knowledgable manner mean you always achieve them.



Sarah Administrator & Audit

Sarah is a Nurse Assistant Practitioner who has also performed first aid instruction for more than 10 years. She has managed 'PULSE' sessions (GP Referral exercise sessions) and trained people in the use of AEDs (defibrillators).


Sarah's main role is first aid instruction, assessing and comand and control! (She is the real boss!)


Lifeguard Trainer / Assessor

Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessor, First Aid Trainer and Physical Education Teacher


Gwyn was a professional Beach Lifeguard in North Devon for many Years.

Johnathan: Personal Trainer, Lifeguard Trainer Assessor, Pool and Beach Lifeguard. Worked both for local authorities and RNLI as a Beach lifeguard and personal trainer.


Samuel: Powerboat and Rescue boat instructor for more years than he would like to admit, not to mention a semi-retired teacher.


Some of the organisations we have performed training for:


East Devon District Council Lifeguard Unit, National Trust, Leisure East Devon, Exmouth Beach Rescue Club, BridgeZone Ltd, Token Publishing, Clock Tower Restaurant (Sidmouth), Exmouth Rowing Club, Wind Driven Sales, Devon County Council, Bicton College, Teignmouth CC, World of Country Life (Exmouth), AG Signs of Honiton, Ellen Tinkham School, East Devon District Council (Streetscene), Ashcombe Adventure Centre, EDDC Countryside, Exeter University, DES Group, HiLine, Met Office...

Various Outdoor Activity Centres and Residential Homes

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