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Presentation: Steps to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Back in the summer I completed the level 4 Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). It is first stage of a PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education) in Lifelong learning and is required to gain ‘Qualified Teacher, Learning & Skills Status’ in the UK. Not that I’m becoming a teacher but the qualification is required for all teachers to be able to teach in the further education sector in the UK. I thought it would be nice to have on hand for the occasional corporate training I deliver.

For my ‘micro-teach’ I decided to be a little bit different and cover the topic of surviving a zombie apocalypse.   Let me know if you think I’d survive…

Freelance Web Consultant at Applied Trends

Applied Trends  started as the corporate entity from which I carry out consulting and freelance work. Today I help organisations move to Google Apps to save on IT costs and revamp their business with an improved but simplified toolset.


I also build lead generating websites and manage web marketing and social media campaigns on behalf of clients.


Prior work has included; Training and consultancy in the safe and effective use of Web 2.0 technology. Coordinating the delivery of web based technical solutions revolving around social software. Project management of IT projects.


Customers have included:
Kent County Council, Pfizer, PVRI, GSK, Whatever sa/nv, Unilever, Johnson and Johnson, Profile Development and Training, Enabling UK


Social Web Technology Trainer

In 2009 I developed a training package called the ‘Smart Web Workshop’.  Attendees of this training are mostly small to medium sized local businesses.  The Smart Web Workshop helps businesses get to grips with social media, web marketing and some advanced information management.

Local Government Innovation Consulting

In 2009 I was contracted by Kent County Council to develop the Pic and Mix web service and deliver training to local businesses.   About Pic and Mix:

  • To make publicly available information – things like crime statistics, employment information, business information – more accessible.
  • We also wanted to provide tools that would enable people to ‘pic and mix’ data to create customised information.
  • And last but not least, we wanted to provide a platform where people could share this information and discuss ways in which it could be used.