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Our experienced teaching team

Clarkson Evans head of lecturing Nigel Farmer

Head of Lecturing - Nigel Farmer

Nigel Farmer joined Clarkson Evans Training in 2008 after gaining significant practical experience as an electrician. He completed an apprenticeship with a local electrical firm and then went on to run his own successful electrical company in the West Midlands, carrying out a wide range of electrical work.

Nigel gained his Certificate in Education in 2011 and plays an important role in passing on his years of experience to course delegates. He manages our lecturing team and is responsible for ensuring the content of our scheduled courses continues to meet the needs of our customers and adapts to meet awarding body changes.  He’s also regularly involved in the delivery of bespoke courses.

Clarkson Evans senior electrical lecturer Jamie Bryan

Senior Electrical Lecturer - Jamie Bryan

Jamie Bryan had an extensive career as an electrician before joining Clarkson Evans Training in 2012. He has worked on domestic, industrial and commercial electrical installations in the public and private sector including several glamorous assignments such as working on the Radiohead stage set and helping to install the lighting on the Strictly Come Dancing Judges’ desk! Jamie’s widespread electrical experience gives him huge credibility amongst course delegates.

Jamie has always had a passion for education, having mentored several apprentices during his career. This year he has completed a University Diploma in Post-Compulsory Education & Training and he is now taking the lead in our project to develop a blended learning programme for apprentices, mixing classroom-based tuition with online learning.

Clarkson Evans electrical lecturer Matthew Stroud

Electrical Lecturer - Matthew Stroud

Matthew has spent the majority of his working life in the electrical industry, initially completing an apprenticeship with a local housing association before joining an electrical company undertaking commercial and industrial work in schools, factories and office blocks in the South Wales area. Keen to continue his professional development he completed a HNC in electrical engineering and it was during this course, when he began mentoring other students, that his teaching talents were identified.

After a spell working as a freelance lecturer Matthew joined our team earlier this year and has established himself as a highly regarded member of our teaching team.

Clarkson Evans electrical lecturer Andrew Mott

Electrical Lecturer - Andrew Mott

Andy spent years searching for the right career before he started his apprenticeship with Clarkson Evans in 2009. He soon demonstrated his flair as an electrician, winning several internal apprenticeship awards. Whilst working as a team leader Andy successfully mentored scores of apprentices, taking great satisfaction in seeing them qualify.

Andy is now using his extensive experience to continue to teach others, having joined our training team as a lecturer in 2016. Due to his considerable time and experience “on the tools” he plays a vital role in being able to develop the next generation of electricians.


Clarkson Evans electrical lecturer Lee Cornish-Pearce

Electrical Lecturer - Lee Cornish-Pearce

Lee trained as an apprentice before working for an electrical company for 10 years. During that time he developed his electrical skills in the commercial and industrial sectors.  After a decade “on the tools” Lee decided to expand his experience into the electrical training sector, which included testing and inspection. Now Lee is training the next generation of budding electricians.

Lee joined Clarkson Evans as a lecturer last year and he is currently using his experience to teach apprentices and to deliver the 2377 PAT testing course and the practical assessments required to complete the City & Guilds 2394/2395.


Electrical Lecturer - Douglas Chandler

Douglas completed an electrical apprenticeship with the Ministry of Defence before working for an electrical contractor in Cheltenham doing domestic and commercial electrical installations.

Douglas has also worked as the lead designer and developer of electrical controls for a renewable energy company. During this time Douglas, kept his electrical qualifications up-to-date as an external candidate through Clarkson Evans.

In 2013 Douglas returned to education as a mature student, and in 2016 obtained a degree in environmental resource management. It was during his time at university that he discovered his love for education and decided to pursue a career in teaching.

Now Douglas is a lecturer at Clarkson Evans teaching EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Diploma. Using his varied knowledge and experience of electrical installation and passion for teaching, Douglas is also helping to shape the flurry of apprentices we have through our doors each year.

Clarkson Evans electrical lecturer Matt Lyons

Electrical Lecturer - Matt Lyons

Former science teacher Matt turned to electrics after deciding to embark upon a career change, training externally with Clarkson Evans. When he completed his training Matt worked in the renewables sector and as a self-employed electrician, employing his own apprentices.

Matt’s passion of teaching and electrics means he has become a pivotal member of our training team ensuring both apprentices and qualified electricians have the opportunity to flourish. 


Training sales administrator – Rowena Kent

Highly personable training sales administrator Rowena Kent co-ordinates course bookings and welcomes delegates when they first arrive at our Gloucester training centre.

A seasoned administrator, Rowena has a high level of attention to detail and a commitment to working with the lecturers to constantly improve our service delivery. She is the first point of contact in advising which course may be best for each of our prospective delegates.

Rowena maintains working relationships with our new and repeat customers and ensures that our course delivery is evaluated effectively and that feedback from delegates is acted upon to enhance future courses.