Maiden Name: Payne
CF36 5HY
Sep 18 – Present

Digital Trainer

L3 Software, Web, and Comms
IT User Awards 1-3
Digital Application Support L3 and L4
Information Security L3 and L4
Functional Skills Tutor

GCS Training, Gower College Swansea
Nov 20 – Nov 21 Digital Peer Mentor GCS Training, Gower College Swansea
Jun 10 – Present Crochet Designer Thomasina Cummings Designs
Aug 16 – Apr 18 Finisher and packer SLS Creative, Porthcawl
Oct 15 – July 16 Teaching Assistant Valley Education (long-term at Betws Primary)
Nov 07 – Jun 10 A1 Tutor/Assessor WBTA, Port Talbot.
Sep 02 – Sep 05 Microsoft Student Partner Microsoft, UK
Sep 02 – Sep 05 Elected student representative University of Wales, Swansea
Apr 93 – Apr 96 Bar work and housekeeping Esplanade Hotel, Porthcawl

May 91 – Apr 92


Production operative
Production operative
OP Chocolates, Merthyr Tydfil
Bluebird Toys, Pentrebach
Cardiff Moat House Hotel
July 86 – Sep 88 Youth Training Scheme Placements New Look Clothes, Merthyr Tydfil
Kwik Save Supermarket, Nelson
Boots the Chemist, Caerphilly
Education & Qualifications
May 23 – Jun 23 Oxford Artificial Intelligence Program 2023 Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
May 22 – Sep 23 EC Council Certified Ethical Hacker v11
Feb 22 – Jun 23 Gower College Swansea ILM Level 5 Leadership/Management
Nov 21 – Feb 22 Gower College Swansea ILM Level 4 Leadership/Management
July 21 – Feb 22 Gower College Swansea Microsoft Office Specialist Expert
Apr 21 – Jul 21 Gower College Swansea Microsoft Office Specialist Associate
Dec 18 – May 19 Gower College Swansea Pearson Edexcel Level 4 TAQA
Nov 07 – Jun 08 WBTA, Port Talbot A1 Certification
Sep 05 – Jun 07 Swansea Institute of Higher Education
(Cowbridge and Bryntirion)

Post Graduate Certificate of Education with QTS

Secondary Mathematics (11-16)
ICT and Computing (all ages)

Sep 02 – Sep 05 University of Wales, Swansea BSc (Hons) Computer Science (first class)
Sep 01 – Sep 02 Bridgend FE College and home study BTEC Computer Studies & ECDL
May 90 – May 91 Merthyr Tydfil Technical College RSA & Pitman’s Typewriting
RSA Word Processing
Sep 88 – May 90 Career break to raise family
Sep 81 – July 86 Afan Tâf High School, Troedyrhiw Maths (C), English (B) and French (C) O-Levels


Personal Statement

I believe as an employee of Gower College I have proven myself to be:

  • Friendly with the ability to get on well with people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities
  • Adaptable to the needs of the student, varying my skills accordingly
  • Considerate of the employer and their needs
  • Organised, with excellent record keeping skills
  • Patient, understanding and supportive to those who may lack confidence
  • Methodical and creative in my lesson planning, to make learning fun and improve comprehension
  • Motivational and encouraging, to maintain learner engagement and boost colleague morale
  • Keen to promote development, and a forerunner in the move to remote teaching and learning.

Upon joining Gower College, my first role was to deliver Functional Skills as part of the English contract. This allowed me to work very closely with the Essential Skills team. I have maintained excellent ties with them, and we have since collaborated on the move to Teams, the rollout of Digital Skills and ALN support programmes.

As a digital mentor, I was able to support staff across the college in departments other than my own. This was a fantastic opportunity to meet the wider team. I have supported the Business Admin team with resources and their use of technology, I regular assist with Smart Assessor, work closely with the digital and quality teams, and I have an excellent working relationship with staff across the campuses.

I have initiated Computing, IT and Functional Skills courses which are now in full-time delivery and, as such, I have made excellent contacts in the Health Board, Powys Council and the DVLA – I am frequently called upon to deliver presentations employers, answer queries about eligibility, and discuss our courses.

While I have had few leadership and support roles to date, I am keen to develop in this field.  I have demonstrated that I can work to deadlines, am target driven, and can plan to meet the needs of both GCS and our commercial partners.

I have recently completed my level 4 Award in ILM Leadership and management and I am currently undertaking the level 5 apprenticeship. To develop my skills further, my line manager asked me to take responsibility for the rollout the new Digital Skills for Business qualification. We are now delivering it our fourth cohort and I believe it will be a successful programme for the college going forward.  I pride myself in my ability to handle the demands of a full caseload, alongside the other activities I undertake within the college.

I am a qualified Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer, I understand the need for compliance across our delivery platforms, and I lead regular standardisation meetings for the digital team.  I hold a full PGCE with Qualified Teacher status. I am committed to promoting a safe environment for staff and students, have enhanced DBS and registration with the EWC.

References (contact details available on request)

Ian Brealey
Einir Wyn Hawkins (Gower College Swansea)
Disclosure and Barring Service
Application Certificate Certificate issue date Level of check
E0479182679 001503504531 29/09/2015 Enhanced


Qualifications and Certificates