Phil joined QA in May 2016 as a PRINCE2 trainer, and since utilised his extensive project management experience to include delivery of PMQ Fundamentals, the PMQ Project Management Qualification, accelerated PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner courses, the APMP Change Management Foundation and Practitioner and various bespoke and customer-focused project management training and workshops.  He has also gained extensive experience in delivering interactive virtual training, including both purely virtual and combined virtual/classroom-based courses.  We have enlisted his extensive IT skills to assist in the development of the QA web app as well as other areas of courseware development, and have awarded him the role of product owner for our Change Management courseware.  Although he has been a trainer for close to twenty years, a large part of his previous working experience included involvement in various projects and change initiatives within construction, engineering and training organisations, addressing factors that would lead to resisting change within an organisation and managing the relationship between projects and operations, help to ensure smooth product transition into operational use.  All of this has played a key part in his professional development as a trainer.

Phil has a passion for teaching and personal development along with excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, enabling him to impart knowledge in a manner that is both enjoyable and easy to understand.  He is an adaptable trainer, constantly striving to increase his knowledge and experience in all areas of project management.

Specialist Areas/Professional Qualifications

  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner.
  • APM Foundation (PFQ) and PMQ qualification.
  • APMG Change Management foundation and Practitioner.
  • Approved PeopleCert, APM and APMP invigilator status.
  • Certificate of Education from the University of Greenwich.
  • Advance end-user qualifications in Microsoft Office.
  • Experienced in the use of project management and design software
  • Qualifications in Building Services Engineering.
  • Attended two years Engineering Services Technology at South Bank University.

Industry Experience

Starting his working career in construction on-site, Phil progressed to the position of Design Engineer and project manager for a prestigious building services consultancy in central London.  After a number of years he diversified into the Hospital Equipment industry where he worked in areas such as managing development projects, manufacture and sales.  During this time he developed a passion for training and took a position as an it trainer with a small training company working primarily with the Bank of England, helping the organisation develop a larger and more diverse client portfolio and managing training development projects.  Having spent some years developing his training and project management skills, he gained his teaching qualifications and moved into project management training, where he has found his true teaching passion.