Darren was trained at the Royal College of Art (RCA) and has a Masters Degree in Art practice. With a strong sense of creativity he has worked in the practical arts and then moved into education as manager of Creative Arts programmes in Further Education (FE).
His career has moved into management specifically Quality and for the past twelve years he has worked as Director of Curriculum and Quality and Head of Quality at three large FE colleges across the country. He has a strong focus on improving teaching and learning and is passionate about accessible training for all and his career to date has demonstrated an appetite for innovation and continuous improvement. His role as Head of Quality for the Education and Training Foundation provides an opportunity to work with partners nationally to ensure we deliver high quality training and development for the FE and Training workforce.