Derek Tate, PG Dip Sports Coaching, has spent the last 30 years involved in teaching and coaching. The sport of Alpine skiing has been both the passion and the career over this time.
Growing up in Dublin Derek moved to Scotland to pursue a career as a ski instructor working his way through the British Association of Snowsports Instructor qualification pathway to the highest level of International Ski Teacher Diploma. He also achieved a Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching from Moray House College (Heriot Watt University) in Edinburgh.
His experience includes teaching recreational skiers on the snow and artificial slopes, coaching children from grass roots to National Team level, educating other coaches, Instructors and Trainers for National Governing Bodies of sport and developing course resources for these organisations.
He continues to teach skiing in the Chamonix Mont Blanc region of France together with writing educational and coaching resources/books. He is very much an advocate of the philosophy Learn it, Love it, Live it and is embarking on an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) at Bucks New University.