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About the trainer

Hello, I'm Francis O'Neill
This page is really to let you know more about the person offering you this training.

I work out of Evesham in Worcestershire - where I have lived for the last thirteen years.  I am a qualified teacher with nearly twenty years experience in teaching and training in IT/ICT (Information & Communications Technology) within adult learning - using both well known and some 'in-house' software. I've taught from beginners to the more advanced learners.

Education is emancipation

I'm on a mission, and have been for many years, to help people lift their IT skills and take full advantage of what Information Technology and being 'online' can offer - regards the knowledge that is available at our finger tips. Any who has ever visited Wikipedia will know what I am talking about.

I'm also passionate about 'lifelong-learning,' believing that it is essential we never stop learning and every means be at our disposal to aid us to continue to explore and grow.

Prior to Progress with IT, I was an IT Lecturer at Gloscat (now Gloucestershire College), and later the ICT Trainer for Stratford District Council...where I also ran a UK Online Centre.  Currently I also run some courses at Evesham College - you can find out more about courses there on the Training page.

Teaching IT experience

I've taught across a wide range of IT topics mostly to groups heading towards IT qualifications...

For example the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence); CLAIT (Computer Literacy & Information Technology); NOCNs (National Open College Network); and a range of City & Guilds qualifications.

Teaching credentials

Apart from attending a fair amount of non-accredited training in my time, I have also taken a number of qualifications for what I do... These include:

  • PGCE (Post-Grad., Cert., in Education.)
  • City & Guilds teaching certificate
  • An ISM OnLine Trainer Certificate (Institute for Supervision & Management).
For IT teaching:
  • An RSA Advanced Diploma (Royal Society of Arts)
  • The ECDL
  • FirstClass Client Administrator - for online conferencing/teaching software.

Progress with IT | Francis O'Neill imageBy the way, I have a current DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) certificate - essential for college work.

Call me or visit the Contact me page, where you will find a form for email use.

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