Gavin Tyrell

Programme Leader

Gavin Tyrell


Currently delivering curriculum content to both FE and HE classes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering / Manufacturing Engineering subjects; including PLC, Robotics and Microcontroller processes. Actively involved with the development of ILT within Engineering department and the development of distance learning programs.

Currently Programme leader for Level 3 Electrical and Electronic (1st and 2nd Year) Engineering and 90 Credit Diploma in general Engineering. (19 Plus). Charged with developing more courses in the Adult Engineering sector.

Running commercial courses in Portable Appliance testing and seeking to develop more in the Engineering commercial sector and expansion of the 24 plus loan scheme for Engineering related progression.

Expert In...

• intelligent control systems
• microprocessors
• PLCs and robotics
• hydraulic and pneumatic systems
• virtual programming environments ie RobotStudio, Festo FluidSIM and Automation Studio

Courses I Teach

Qualifications and Accolades

• Foundation Science Degree - UCLAN
• HNC Electrical Engineering
• BA (Hons) Business top-up – UCLAN (ongoing)
• ABB Robotics Advanced Level Programming
• Allen Bradley Advanced Level User and Programming
• A variety of off-site industrial training and development programmes

Industry Background

My industry background consists of time served with the British Army Royal Corps of Signals, a consultative role in the private sector advising industry on IT and working with printing and design firms on production processes and IT infrastructure.

Professional Activities

• BA (Hons) Business top-up (current) with plans to progress to master’s level
• B&FC Digital Ambassador within local schools
• B&FC Staff Representative

Why B&FC?

There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your College’s overall performance: employee engagement, student satisfaction and overall student achievement. It goes without saying that no college, small or large, can win over the long run without energised employees who believe in the mission and understand how to achieve it. That is why I am at B&FC.


“Here at B&FC, we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit”