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Meet the Trainer

My name is Paul Seaman, and officetrain.co.uk is my website, detailing the training services I can offer to companies in the South East and London.

There is a detailed copy of my CV below.

I began training whilst working at the BBC as a Studio Manager in Network Radio.  I resigned in August 1998 to concentrate on PC training, and joined Specialist Computer Education (SCE) in London.

Here I gained experience in classroom training and also providing 1:1 coaching for individuals.  Our clients included blue chip companies such as Barclays Bank, the Health and Safety Executive and Consignia.  I have trained delegates at all levels within companies, from senior executives down.

In March 2001, I resigned from SCE and started working as a freelance trainer, based in Lewes in East Sussex.

My priorities in training are to:

  • make courses as active as possible, with plenty of hands on exercises to practice new techniques

  • show the relevance and usefulness of course material to delegates, by discussing real world applications for what they are learning

CV for Paul Seaman                 

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Key Skills

       Delivering courses in the following products (all versions, including Office 2003):

MS OneNote

MS Excel (to Advanced Level)

MS PowerPoint (to Advanced Level)

MS Word (to Advanced Level)

MS Project

MS Outlook

Intro to PCs Intro to the Internet

       Experience in classroom training, 1:1 coaching and floorwalking support onsite

       Training a wide range of delegates, from new to experienced users

       Working with delegates at all levels in companies, from chief executives down

       Preparing training manuals, including exercises, handouts and manuals

     Running Specialist Computer Educationís London centre with responsibility for:

managing and developing 3 staff

setting up and maintaining 2 Windows NT networks

installing and maintaining a wide range of software

centre administration

       Delivering training on bespoke software packages

       Devising, developing and delivering courses on a range of technical and PC equipment for BBC Radio

       Preparing a range of material, including comprehensive manuals and practical exercises, to support BBC training courses

       Developing working practices for journalists and technical staff working with new digital editing equipment

       Leading technical teams and being responsible for studio operation on live radio programmes such as Radio 4Today programme

       Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines

       Clean driving licence

Employment History                

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2002 onwards Online Tutor for National Tutor Service, Learndirect

2001 onwards Independent Applications Trainer

1998 - 2001 IT Applications Trainer, SCE Applied Training, London

1993 - 1998 Sound Supervisor, BBC Radio News, London

1987 - 1993 Studio Manager, BBC Radio News, London

1987    Station Assistant, BBC TV Plymouth

1979 - 1986 Sound Assistant BBC Network Radio, London

Qualifications  and training     

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2014    Microsoft Office 2013 Office Specialist Master

MS Excel 2013 Expert
MS Word 2013 Expert
MS PowerPoint 2013
MS Outlook 2013

2011    Microsoft Office 2010 Office Specialist Master

MS Excel 2010 Expert
MS Word 2010 Expert
MS Access 2010
MS PowerPoint 2010
MS Outlook 2010
MS SharePoint 2010

2009    Microsoft Certified Trainer
to present

2008    Microsoft Office 2007 Certified Application Specialist

MS Excel 2007
MS Word 2007
MS Access 2007
MS PowerPoint 2007
MS Windows Vista

2006    Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor

2005    Microsoft Office 2003 Master certification

MS Excel 2003 Expert

MS Word 2003 Expert

MS Access 2003

MS PowerPoint 2003                                      

2003    Sheffield College

               Learning to Teach Online (LeTTOL) certificate

2002    LearnDirect/University for Industry

                Module 16 Mentoring the Online Learner

2001    Microsoft Office Specialist

MS Word 2000 (Expert level)

2000    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Networking Essentials NT 4.0 Workstation

NT 4.0 Server NT 4.0 Server in the Enterprise

Internet Information Server 4.0 TCP/IP for NT Server 4.0

Implementing and Supporting Windows 95

1997    Train the Trainer Course (BBC)

1994 - 1996 Diploma in Computing (Open University)

M205 Computers & Programming

M353 Programming Languages

M357 Databases

all passes with Distinction

1975 - 1978 BA Hons Mathematics Cambridge University (grade II.1)

1974    A Levels

Mathematics (A grade)

Further Mathematics (A grade)

Physical Science (A grade)

1972         O Levels

Mathematics, Physical Science, English Language/Literature,

Religious Knowledge, German, French, Latin

References      

References can be supplied on request

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