Over the last 32 years, Ian has taught in every part of the Lifelong Learning sector and trained teachers, trainers, assessors, coaches and mentors in each of those contexts. As a psychologist by background, he has retained a strong focus and interest in ‘human potential’ and its achievement, both within education and in the workplace, and has published across this spectrum. Since 2007, Ian has led a significant number, of high profile ‘improvement projects’ for QIA, IfL, LSIS and now the Education and Training Foundation, initially as the director of emCETT and, now its successor organisation, the CETTAcademy. His experience of vocational education and training reaches back to YTS and the earliest days of NVQ, and he is particularly keen to ensure that lessons, learned during this period, about effective education-employer partnerships are not lost to practitioners working in the current landscape.
- Executive Director, CETTAcademy