• Meet the Uniformed Public Services Team

Meet the Uniformed Public Services Team


Ken Fraser

Ken’s uniformed public service experience is Army Infantry based and has served in several countries around the world including West Germany, Berlin, Denmark, Northern Ireland and Kenya.

Ken came to teaching Public Services from an Outdoor Activity instructing background which has helped maintain focus to the public service courses. Ken enjoys being in and around the mountains and runs the Public Services Mountaineering Club, regularly taking interested students to the mountains in Wales, England and Scotland.

Ken Qualified as a teacher in 1999 but did not enter further education teaching until achieving his degree in Adult Education and Training in 2004.  In 2014 Ken successfully achieved a Master’s Degree in Education.

Shaun Aston

Shaun started teaching after spending 23 years in the Infantry, leaving as a Company Sergeant Major.

During his time he has under taken many roles within the Infantry from a Mortar Fire Controller to working within Intelligence gathering to name just a few.

Shaun has served in N Ireland seven times, Europe, Africa, America, Bosnia and Afghanistan. Whilst serving, Shaun also spent 2 years working within the Search and Rescue Organisation, which was a very rewarding experience.​

His Interests are Climbing, Surfing, getting up into the hills and camping in the V Dub.

 Glyn Potter

Glyn came in to education in 2004 and has worked as a public service lecturer since 2009.​

Prior to working at South Devon College, Glyn Served in the Royal Navy Submarine Service and completed a degree in Physical Education. Glyn has since completed a Research Masters in History.

Glyn likes to spend his spare time adventuring with his six children. He is also a keen cyclist and  an avid reader.

Niel Ford

Niel joined the Army Reserves in 2008 and continues to serve within the 6 Rifles and as a Physical Training Instructor (PTI). He has been able to serve on Operations in Afghanistan, Canada, Germany and the London Olympics.

Niel is a former student of South Devon College, and studied the Public Services Diploma. ​Prior to working at South Devon College, Niel completed a degree in exercise science at Southampton Solent University. ​

Upon completion of his degree, Niel worked for the NHS as a medical referral fitness instructor with the Torbay & Southern Devon care trust. ​

Niel loves to spend his time out and about with his family and dogs. He enjoys winter sports, football and all other forms of exercise.

Liz Willacy

Liz started working within the public services department after nine years of working within the outdoor industry as an outdoor instructor. She started her career in the Yorkshire studying a degree in PE with Outdoor Education which lead her to a placement in Bavaria where she learnt to ski and snowboard along side ex military personnel.

She went on to work within an outdoor education centre based in the Yorkshire Dales and gained many of her qualifications leading groups in activities such as hill walking, paddling, climbing and sailing.

Following her time in Yorkshire she moved back down south and continued her career leading adventurous activities and gaining new qualifications and experience. Within the last four years Liz has completed her PGCE at South Devon College.

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