The UCAN Staff




Craig has worked with young people for over two decades in many different settings which include being a cover teacher, youth worker, sports tutor, behaviour support worker, alternative curriculum lead practitioner, course and workshop facilitator and motivational speaker.

Julie has worked in schools with young people for many years and can be found working with all our learners in a pastoral role as well as manning the front desk and preparing and serving food in the "UCANTEEN"

Robert has taught young people in schools, colleges and universities and has been encouraging peoples talents, and self-confidence for many years. He has developed programmes of work at every educational level which has supported learning and fostered growth. He is a creative thinker who can train and nurture talent.




Julie is a practising designer with over 30 years experience, both as an illustrator and craft worker. She has had her designs internationally published and has produced pieces of art which have achieved national acclaim.

Steve has previously delivered survival instruction to British Special Forces and other UK military units. He has organised and led climbing, fishing and kayaking expeditions around the world and is currently in training for an expedition to the geographical South Pole.

Nicky delivers a wide range of sport and educational programmes and classes for all ages, backgrounds, and communities within
West Yorkshire. She prides herself on delivering engaging, fun sessions whether based in schools, gyms, or out in local communities.




Steve has worked closely with many well known survival experts, religious groups, local government and RSPB. Steve is happily married with 4 children and a dog. When he isn’t working in the woods, he can be found on a caravanning break somewhere in Yorkshire.

My aim is to give the highest quality sessions tailored to suit the needs of each individual. Knowing you have truly made a difference in the way a person feels physically and mentally is extremely rewarding.
A little beauty.... Makes a BIG impact!

Maca works for Pro-Vision, a sports based re-engagment program. By giving the opportunity to the young people to participate and experience different sports and activities, we aim to make young people more active, healthier and happier.




For over 15 years Jolie has run a highly successful hair and beauty business. She has worked on numerous hairdressing demonstrations in London. Jolie has had the honour for many years of judging the annual college hairdressing competitions. She brings fun and laughter to learning and gives young people an opportunity to shine.

The Zone is a not for profit youth fitness and wellbeing centre training young people in boxing, general fitness. Also giving young people access to health services, and homework clubs.

AJ works for Pro-Vision, a sports based re-engagment program. Our aim at Pro-Vision Sports is to promote a healthier, more successful and fun lifestyle for every individual - anywhere, anytime, any sport!




Sara works for ETSY which has firmly established itself as one of the principal multi-discipline training companies in the UK, providing both open and bespoke in-house training courses. ETSY has developed its own unique brand of innovative training specifically tailored to meet the requirements of students at all levels.

Jules is the Centre co-ordinator for ETSY. She is bilingual and has extensive experience working with learners in schools and in Alternative curriculum. Though her role is dealing with all the administration side of the company she also works with learners and their families to help them succeed and progress on towards achieving their aspirations.