Overview

Bill is an approved assessor and internal verifier for SPC with 33 years experience in the industry.  He is also a retired Teacher/Head of Physical Education/Head of Commerce having taught in secondary schools across Merthyr Tydfil and Tredegar, South Wales for over 3 decades.  Additionally, he worked for 3 years in further education, teaching, assessing and internally verifying NVQs in Management at levels 4 and 5.  He also has 6 years experience working as an external examiner for RSA and AQA.   As a sportsman, he was also an excellent rugby player, having played for Merthyr RFC, Tredegar RFC, Rhymney RFC and Hirwaun RFC 1st XVs.  He later became the 1st XV rugby coach to both Hirwaun and Cefn Coed sides. 

Educational Qualifications

Academic

Undergraduate

  • BEd, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK, 1980
  • Diploma in Physical Education, City of Cardiff College of Education, UK, 1968
  • Teachers Certificate in Physical Education, University of Wales School of Education, UK, 1963

Postgraduate

  • MPhil in Internal Verification, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, 2002
  • MSc (with distinction) in Education Management, Polytechnic of Wales, UK, 1989

Vocational

  • C&G Competencies in Training and Development External Verifier Award
  • BTEC Certificate in Coordinating the Assessment Process
  • BTEC Certificate in Assessing Candidates using Diverse Evidence
  • BTEC Certificate in Assessing Candidate Performance.

Employment History

Teaching Experience

Gellifaelog Secondary School, Merthyr Tydfil, UK

  • Teacher of Physical Education (Sept 1963- Sept 1968)

Georgetown Secondary School/Cyfarthfa High School, Merthyr Tydfil, UK

  • Teacher of Physical Education (Sept 1968- Dec 1971)

Tredegar Comprehensive School, Tredegar, UK

  • Head of Physical Education (Jan 1972- Sept 1982)
  • Head of Commerce/Careers Education (Sept 1982- Sept 1994)

Assessor/Verifier Experience

  • GNVQ coordinator/assessor and internal verifier (12 years) at Tredegar Comprehensive School.
  • Taught NVQs in management (3 years) at Gwent Tertiary College (levels 4 and 5).
  • Worked for RSA and AQA for 6 years as an external verifier.
  • Wrote several units for VCE Business Studies (level 3) and became an examiner following their introduction at a later stage.