Meet the Team

All sports staff at MPCT have a wealth of experience in the sport and active leisure industry. The staff are all qualified teachers, sports coaches and exercise and fitness professionals. Many of the staff are keen sportsmen who have played their respective sports at semi-professional level.
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Sports & Recreation Manager

Ryan James

Date Started at MPCT

2011

Experience

I have worked in training for over 10 years delivering sports coaching and exercise to young people who wish to pursue a career in the sports and active leisure industry. During this time I have completed my Post 16 Teaching Qualification, A1 Assessor Award and V1 Internal Verifier Qualification, all of which has enabled me to couple my coaching and instructing background with teaching practices. Before working in Training I work for many years in Local Authority Sports Development and Community Development. I currently play semi-professional rugby for Newport RFC and have represented Wales in Baseball.

"The best part about working in training and education through sports and fitness, in the ability it has to engage with young people from all backgrounds and abilities. The physical active learning opportunities allows us as teachers to ensure that all learning is innovative and fun for all."

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Apprenticeships Officer

Nathan Trowbridge

Date Started at MPCT

July 2011

Experience

I have 8 years teaching experience with a variety of age groups from 11 year olds upwards. I am a qualified PE Teacher having studied PGCE Secondary PE at UWIC and gained 3 years PE teaching experience in secondary schools to pupils aged 11-18 years of age prior to joining MPCT. Together with my knowledge and experience in teaching, I have developed further knowledge and understanding of the Exercise and Fitness industry by becoming a qualified Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer and obtaining coaching qualifications which are key for my job role as an Exercise and Fitness Apprenticeship Officer. I am a qualified Assessor and IQA and have 3 years assessing experience at MPCT and have delivered many Level 2 Exercise and Fitness and Level 3 Personal Training courses over this time. I also deliver Communication Skills and Application of Number qualifications to Apprentices and I have a Level 3 Essential Skills Numeracy qualification to ensure these qualifications are delivered to a high standard. Outside of work I play Semi-Professional rugby and have done so for the past 11 years.

"As an Apprenticeship Officer, I love to see the learner progress and transform over the period of time they are with us. Together with improving their knowledge, gaining qualifications and vital experience in the Exercise and Fitness Industry they are fundamentally making themselves confident, knowledgeable instructors who are of great value to their employers."

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Apprenticeships Officer

Steffan Rees

Date Started at MPCT

June 2011

Experience

I have been teaching sport and physical education for past 5 years. I have taught in Secondary Schools, Further Education and now work in Post 16 Education delivering Vocational Training. I have been working in the role of Apprenticeship Officer at MPCT for the past 2 and a half years, in this time I have worked with over 80 apprentices and have been able to help them achieve new qualifications and progress in their job roles. I have been delivering and assessing YMCA Awards Level 2 and Level 3 Fitness Qualifications for the duration of my Apprenticeship Officer post. I am a newly qualified IQA and look forward to how the role is continually progressing. Prior to teaching I was working as a Fitness Instructor and this passion has supported me in my apprenticeship role. I have gone on to complete my Personal Trainer Qualification and recently completed my Level 3 Diploma in Sports Therapy.

"The dynamic MPCT delivery methods make the job fun and worthwhile, it supports leaners and helps them understand complex topics. The qualifications we deliver are sector leading and this leads to us recruiting effective and inspiring fitness instructors and personal trainers."

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Apprenticeships Officer

Isaac Joseph

Date Started at MPCT

September 2016

Experience

I have been within education for five years, taking care of delivery, assessing & Internal Quality Assuring for a wide range of Health & Fitness qualifications. As well as working as a Personal Trainer/Coach for twelve years; this has developed excellent knowledge of providing tailored tutoring services to students. My ability to work with students and tutors in order to find out their weakest points and the aspiration to work towards providing strengthening services has been commended many times. Moreover, my know-how to design and conduct workshops and develop interactive materials for students would enable me to produce excellent results. Additionally, I possess a positive attitude and a passion to assist all learning abilities.  

"As a highly motivated and experienced Health and Fitness professional/personal trainer with a strong background in providing professional tutoring/assessing services with diverse backgrounds, I take great passion to see learner transformation from their first day at the college to the last. It provides me with great achievement to see how much stronger each individual become to reach their goal".