Curriculum Manager HE and Digital Apprenticeships
David successfully ran his own business for several years before changing careers into computer technician and web developer.
After completing his degree at Blackpool && the Fylde College in 2003 he progressed into teaching part time web technology classes.
In 2009 he completed his MSc in Multimedia and eLearning at Huddersfield University, where he explored the development of reusable learning objects.
Since 2015 I have held the position of curriculum manager for higher education, including higher and degree apprenticeships. This role involves managing and coordinating the wide range of programmes delivered within the curriculum, including the higher and degree apprenticeships that have been validated by the department.
The evolving landscape of digital education
Courses I Teach
- Network Engineering (Cyber Security) - Foundation Degree
- Network Engineering (Systems Administration) - Foundation Degree
- Software Engineering (App Development) - BSc Hons Degree - Topup
- Software Engineering (Game Development) - BSc Hons Degree - Topup
- Web Technologies and Digital Media - BSc Hons Degree - Topup
Qualifications and Accolades
BSc Information Technology
MSc Multimedia and eLearning
Several years’ experience running own business
Associate Member of the British Computer Society
Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator
T level Digital Technical Education Advisory Board
Member BCS Apprenticeship Provider Panel
Following several years running my own business in the late eighties I decided on a career change into IT.
As I didn’t have any technical qualification at this time I decided to retrain and embarked on my A levels in computing at Blackpool and the Fylde College. This developed my passion for technical education which led me onto a computing degree at the college.
Following a few short years in industry I later returned to teach web development at the college that started my technological career.
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