Examples of the expanding influence our extensive network is making to champion world-class standards in skills development.

Qualification typeSkill area/ sectorNameRole
T-levels
Employer Industry Board for Building Services EngineeringRefrigeration and Air ConditioningMark ForsythEnsure industry’s skills needs are met in new qualification development
Creative Craft (Upholstery, Furniture, Ceramics, Textiles and Jewellery) T Level panelFurniture and Cabinet MakingChristian NotleyEnsure industry’s skills needs are met in new qualification development
City & Guilds Construction T Level Panel ConstructionPeter WaltersEnsure industry’s skills needs are met in new qualification development
IfATE Hair and Beauty T Level Panel Hair and BeautyJenna WrathallEnsure industry’s skills needs are met in new qualification development
IfATE Digital route panelCyber Security Suresh KumarEnsure industry’s skills needs are met in new qualification development
IfATE Care Services route panelHealth & Social Care Jason WarrinerEnsure industry’s skills needs are met in new qualification development
Apprenticeships
Digital and Technology Solutions Degree Apprenticeships (DaTS) IT and DigitalJason HillCo-authored qualification or standard
L3 Trailblazer (6090-50) for Refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump systemsRefrigeration and Air ConditioningMark ForsythCo-authored qualification or standard
L2 & L3 Trailblazer for Furniture and UpholsteryFurniture and Cabinet MakingChristian NotleyCo-authored qualification or standard
L2 Trailblazer Member of Worshipful Company of Masons Stonemasonry Marc PateCo-authored qualification or standard
L3 Trailblazer for the Electrical Electronics Consumer Service and Installation Industry Standard ST0150 ElectronicsStephen WilliamsDeveloped qualification or standard
Chairman: Home Electrical Electronics Skills Training Forum (HEEST) - variousElectronicsStephen WilliamsDeveloped qualification or standard
L2 Trailblazer for Jewellery Jewellery MakingSteven JinksDeveloped qualification or standard
Up to L3 City and Guilds Apprenticeship Standards Joinery and Site CarpentryAndy PengellyDeveloped qualification or standard
L2 Standard Painting and Decorating Association Education CommitteePainting and DecoratingPeter WaltersInformed development of qualification or standard
Scottish Association of Painting Craft Teachers (SAPCT) - variousPainting and DecoratingMichael SwanInformed development of qualification or standard
Vocational qualifications
SQA L4/5 Digital Construction Digital ConstructionMichael McGuireAuthored qualification or standard
L3-7 Electronic Commerce (EC) Council Organisation – various Cyber SecuritySuresh KumarAuthored qualification or standard
L1 – L3 City & Guilds Furniture, wood machining and upholstery qualifications - variousFurniture and Cabinet MakingChristian NotleyCo-authored qualification or standard
SQA HND Computer Aided Draughting and Design (Lead Academic/Chair)Computer Aided Draughting and DesignBarry SkeaDeveloped qualification or standard
SQA HND Computer Aided Architectural Design and Technology (Lead Academic/Chair)Computer Aided Architectural Design and TechnologyBarry SkeaDeveloped qualification or standard
City and Guilds VRQ Hospitality and Catering - variousRestaurant ServicesShyam PatiarDeveloped qualification or standard
City & Guilds Joinery & Carpentry - various Joinery and CarpentryAndy PengellyDeveloped qualification or standard
L3-7 Vendor academy programmes include; CISCO, Microsoft, PaloAlto, VMware, HuaweiIT and DigitalSuresh KumarDeveloped qualification or standard
NVQ L2 & L3 Tiling Qualifications (Member of Tile Committee) Wall and Floor Tiling Paul DoranInformed development of qualification or standard
Qualification Wales: Engineering - variousEngineeringStephen WilliamsInformed development of qualification or standard
Department for Education Northern Ireland Hospitality Skills Curriculum Hub - variousCookingSean OwensInformed development of qualification or standard
L2 Professional Chef Diploma Food and Drink Qualifications (FDQ) CookingSean OwensInformed development of qualification or standard
L3 FDQ Culinary Arts exams - variousCookingSean OwensInformed development of qualification or standard
NVQs Culinary Arts for Sectoral Skills Council in Hospitality - variousCookingSean OwensInformed development of qualification or standard
Qualification Wales Advisory Group 2021 - variousCookingSean OwensInformed development of qualification or standard
Higher technical qualifications
L4/5 HTQ Furniture Production and DesignFurniture and Cabinet MakingChristian NotleyDeveloped qualification or standard
Other
BSc (Hons) Applied Computing ProgrammeIT and DigitalJason HillAuthored qualification or standard
University College London Training and Mentorship course Visual MerchandisingJulianne LaveryAuthored qualification or standard
Degree in Fashion Marketing and Promotion for the University of WestminsterVisual MerchandisingJulianne LaveryCo-authored qualification or standard
Degree qualification with Belfast Metropolitan College and Open University in 2022CookingSean OwensCo-authored qualification or standard
Floristry National Occupational Standards Committee Member - variousFloristryLaura LeongInformed development of qualification or standard
Civilian and military aviation training policies and qualifications - variousAircraft MaintenanceJames CallaghanInformed development of qualification or standard
Technological University Dublin, for Visual Merchandising and Display Degree Visual MerchandisingJulianne Lavery Informed development of qualification or standard
HABIA - Hair and Beauty Industry Authority (Board of Directors)Hair and BeautyJenna WrathallInformed development of qualification or standard
Skills Active for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-Being (Board of Directors)BeautyJenna WrathallInformed development of qualification or standard
Member of The Tile Association (TTA) CommitteeWall and Floor TilingPaul DoranInformed development of qualification or standard
Member of National Hair and Beauty FederationHairdressingLinzi WeareInformed development of qualification or standard
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