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Training the trainers for media industry.

FORMER media manager, David Ellis Jones,from Llanfairpwll, saw the threat of management reorganisation on the horizon at the BBC and decided he would need to enhance his skills before he found himself out of a job.

David,55, was eventually made redundant four years ago from his role as resources organiser for the BBC in North Wales. However, thanks to his commitment to learning,he is now training people to enter the industry he left behind.

He had been attending training courses for ten years previously in subjects as diverse as German,Cerdd Dant (a uniqueWelsh musical form), poetry and literature. He also studied and achieved an ALCM Piano Performance Diploma.

To help take his career into another direction he attended evening courses at Coleg Menai to gain an NVQ (NationalVocational Qualification)in Training and Development,including the D32/D33 Assessor qualification and a Teaching Certificate in Further Education.

After losing his job he was determined to stay occupied; initially one day a week tutoring IT skills at University of Wales,Bangor, until an opportunity arose at Cyfle (the Welsh word for opportunity), the training organisation for the media sector.

With Cyfle David had the opportunity to take on board new skills. Courses including Nebosh (NationalExamination Board in Occupational Safety and Health)along with Skillset NVQHealth and Safety units in Risk Assessment and Risk Management. He also obtained D34, which qualified him as an internal verifier for NVQs.

As an Assessment Centre Co-ordinator for broadcast NVQs he now trains the people who teach the skills needed for assessing NVQs as well as helping and advising students. He has helped more than 150 professionals in the industry achieve their Health and Safety NVQ qualification.


Former media manager David Ellis has a new career in training
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 28, 2003
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