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This website details our most popular courses but please do not hesitate to contact me directly to discuss your specific training requirements


BA Hons in Education

CPCAB Accredited Counsellor

ASMAA Sports Coach - Level 3

1st degree black-belt kickboxer

Southern area ICO kickboxing champion

English Revolution kickboxing champion

Life coach and yoga instructor

First-Aid trained and certified


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We help young people to engage, achieve and reintegrate!


Through careful consideration of the physical, social and emotional aspects of the whole-child, Up-Grade offer a range of academic, sporting and therapeutic programs carefully designed to reach the young person on a deep and meaningful level.

Our goal is to inspire achievement and success through developing a sense of personal empowerment.


Whether through tuition, physical skill development or therapeutic treatment; our goal is to change attitudes to learning, boost self-esteem and create a winning mindset!

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We help young people to engage, achieve and reintegrate!

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Our objectives

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To provide positive and knowledgeable role models to every young person we work with

To develop self-confidence in young people through real and exciting new skill-building

To inspire success and nurture the successful mind-set in the young person through a curriculum of supported challenges

To explore root causes of behavior at a time when the young person is experiencing a clear and productive mindset (the science)

To support participants in building skills  and strategies which will enable them to overcome barriers in everyday life

To model the values and benefits of education, both physical and academic


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How we work

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- We tailor our education and physical programs to the individual's needs

- We use therapeutic approaches to reach and develop the whole-child

- We use these therapeutic approaches to talk with the young-person about core issues

- We work with individuals or small groups to help raise attainment and improve behaviour

- We facilitate the development of a healthy lifestyle by developing a growth mind-set through education and specific skill-building

- We use intense, bite-size chunks of learning which hold attention and keep focus whilst achieving

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Key Personnel 

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Daniel Barfoot - Managing Director


Daniel is a qualified teacher, counsellor and sports coach with over a decade's worth of experience working with practitioners and young people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Up-Grade Training recognises that learning and growth is best achieved through action! Our training is practical and participation based. We create a high energy and stimulating environment with the emphasis on having fun whilst learning new skills.

To achieve this we can offer a number of tailor made training courses that fit specific requirements.These are designed in consultation with you to enable the best outcome for the young person.


  • BA Hons in Education
  • CPCAB Accredited Counsellor
  • Pathalogical Demand Avoidance Practitioner
  • ASMAA Sports Coach - Level 3
  • 2nd degree black-belt kickboxer
  • English Revolution kickboxing champion
  • Life coach and yoga instructor
  • DBS Checked
  • First-Aid trained and certified

Sarah - Director & Company Secretary


As well as company secretary, Sarah Barfoot is a youth coach for many young people in martial arts and often assists during group sessions as assistant coach and combat specialist.  


  • Graduate Degree in Education
  • ASMAA Sports Coach - Level 3
  • 2nd degree black-belt kickboxer
  • DBS Checked
  • First-Aid trained and certified

Kerry - KS1 & 2 Private Tutor


As our newest academic tutor, Kerry has gone from strength to strength tutoring young people in Bexhill, Hastings, Sidley and the surrounding areas. Her friendly, calm and therapeutic approach is perfect for KS1 & 2 students in need of a little National Curriculum help!  


  • EYFS Qualified Teaching Assistant 
  • Diploma - Teaching Assistant
  • DBS Checked
  • First-Aid trained and certified

Jess - Home Therapeutic Training Coach


As our newest Home Therapeutic Training Coach, Jess has gone from strength to strength visiting homes to  help young people raise their confidence and physical skill set in the comfort of their own homes. Jess in the process of completing her Therapeutic Practitioner training.


  • Qualified Personal Trainer
  • ASMAA Level 2 Coach
  • Black Belt Kickboxer
  • DBS Checked
  • First-Aid trained and certified

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Up-Grade Training discusses the cognitive and emotional benefits of a healthy lifestyle with Bexhill's Community Podcast:


Up-Grade Training were invited to the studios to discuss health, fitness and well-being with the guys at the Bexhill's Community Podcast

Health and Well Being Podcast