James Llewellyn

Director of Worldwide Operations

James is the Director of Worldwide Operations, where he oversees the strategic leadership and line management of the College’s International department and its portfolio.

With nearly two decades at NPTC Group of Colleges, James has held various positions such as Head and Deputy Head of School, Principal Lecturer, Instructor, Technician, and even Apprentice. This breadth of experience has resulted in a profound comprehension of the Further and Higher Education sector, with a strong focus on Skills development and Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

James is a proud alumnus of the University of Glamorgan, where he graduated in Mechanical Engineering. His journey also includes the completion of an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship in Manufacturing and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of South Wales.

Furthermore, James is a fluent Welsh language speaker, a Director at LSI/IH Portsmouth (Language Specialist International) and has affiliations with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Chartered Management Institute, and the Institute of Directors.

Connect James on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesllewellyn17/

E-mail: james.llewellyn@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Steve Rhodes

Special Advisor to the Principal

Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) Degree in Graphic Design and a Master of Education Degree

His career began working as a Graphic Designer before entering the vocational education sector as a Lecturer of Graphic Design, progressing through the academic ranks before being appointed as the Assistant Principal of Worldwide Operations at NPTC Group of Colleges.

He regularly spends time overseas which he describes as a privilege and honour – going on to say that the more he travels and the more he meets people from different cultures and backgrounds, he recognises that we are all connected far more by the things that we have in common compared to our differences.

Steve has led large scale projects in China since 2005, working predominantly with the vocational education sector is China and is now one of the UK’s most experienced Further Education TVET (Technical, Vocational Education and Training) specialists. His skills, experience and profile have been recognised through his appointment of the Co-Chair of the China UK Vocational Education Cooperation and Development Committee.

E-mail: steve.rhodes@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Angela Gill

Senior Officer International Operations

Angela’s role focuses on the relationships and collaborations of the Worldwide Partnerships and Colleges, working closely with the Head of International Operations and the Assistant Principal for Worldwide Operations.

She is responsible for the Workstations programme which involves 20-30 Chinese Teachers coming to NPTC Group of Colleges for 14 weeks to take part in the PGCE programme; shadowing NPTC Group of Colleges lecturers and observing the westernised mythology of teaching practice.

She is responsible for the coordination of the programmes we offer Internationally and within the UK for International students including arranging VISA’s, travel and delegations.

Joining the International team, she has experienced a variety of wonderful opportunities to work closely with colleagues, teachers and students across the world.

Angela joined NPTC Group of Colleges in 2019.  She comes from a finance background, working in a major bank where her roles included Mortgage Manager and Relationship Manager before moving on to the Higher Education sector within the Procurement team.

E-mail: angela.gill@nptcgroup.ac.uk

Gagan Aggarwal 

India Associate

Gagan’s role predominantly focuses on providing NPTC Group of Colleges with high-quality skill-based opportunities across all subject areas. Additionally, he works closely with international clients and governments to establish new services for the group. 

He has 20+ years of experience, leveraging his expertise within the Indian ecosystem, facilitated market entry in India with expertise spanning requirement scoping, strategic planning, branding/marketing, and business development.  

Gagan is skilled in evaluating strategic fit of potential opportunities, consulting on new products/services for NPTC Group of Colleges. He is a powerful networker with an intricate understanding of key business drivers, know-how in formulating customised strategies, and the ability to execute with discipline & effectiveness. 

As a result of his efforts, NPTC Group of Colleges has established cross-border collaborations with key Indian institutions and Government agencies.

Connect with Gagan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gaganaggarwal/  

E-mail: Gagan.aggarwal@nptcgroup.ac.uk 

Chris Manley Meet the International Team Staff Photo

Christopher Manley

Senior Lecturer: International Operations

Christopher’s role concerns the academic delivery, quality assurance, technical assistance and delivery, and the provision of expert advice support of our International Programmes.

Christopher holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Computer Studies, Further Education Teacher’s Certificate, Post Graduate Certificate of Education for FE, and a Masters Degree in Multimedia and Internet Computing,

Christopher started his time at NPTC Group in 2004 and during the course of his career as a lecturer, has taught learners on a wide range of different levels and taught learners of all abilities.  The teaching experience ranges from A level and vocational courses; full and part time delivery to higher education students on HNC/D and Degree programmes; delivery to returning adults on a wide range of part time skills based courses; and delivering on the International platform.

Christopher has focused more on Teacher Education as well as Cyber Security, Network Security, Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things as emerging Technologies to provide students with the necessary knowledge to start their careers in the Computing Industry.

E-mail : Christopher.manley@nptcgroup.ac.uk