Aaron Monk

ICT Teacher and Event Extraordinaire


From an early age I have pursued my computing interests attempting to seek more skills and maximise my talent. After gaining a degree in Computing and completing a computing education module, I continued my study on a PGCE in Secondary Education. I enjoy the dynamic and challenging world of teaching. Leading on from teaching I started “Diverse Events”. The event industry plays well to my strengths in communication and organisation as well as my positive attitude.

Skills: Events


Markets, corporate events, parties and fairs

Marketing and Communication

Marketing to both the public and to exhibitors.
Utilising social media tools as well as traditional media.

Generating positive press and social media response

Liaising with businesses, exhibitors and venues, both in person and through email, telephone and social media.
Networking with local businesses through online media and B2B events


Managing and directing staff on event days.

Managing classrooms of students.

Skills: Teaching


Planning and Teaching ICT classes whilst on my PGCE year.
Computing in Education module at Undergraduate Level.


Some experience in a Primary School.


A variety of experience with a number of courses.

  • Full Time Teacher
  • 1st Term at The University of Exeter
  • 2nd Term at Coombe Dean School, Plymouth
  • 3rd Term at Westlands School, Torquay
  • 1 day a week throughout my final year at UoP assisting in lessons
  • One week assisting in lessons and working with small groups.
  • OCR Cambridge Technicals
  • OCR Cambridge Nationals
  • OCR iMedia
  • Old OCR Nationals
  • KS3 ICT Curriculum
  • OCR Applied ICT A Level
  • BTEC National
  • ECDL
  • DiDa
  • L2/L3 Diploma

Skills: Media

Website Design

Websites designed, created and maintained for various people, from friend and family to small businesses.

Image Manipulation

Image manipulation of personal images, as well as images used on the websites that have been created.


Small applications, animations and movies have been created in these programs.

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • FTP Software
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PHP
  • SEO
  • cPanel
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Flash
  • Macromedia Director
  • Matchware Mediator
  • Serif MoviePlus
  • Audacity

Skills: Databases


Design of databases.


Implementation of databases.


Implementation and management of databases through the 'back-end'.

  • Normalisation
  • Microsoft Access
  • phpMyAdmin
  • Oracle Apex
  • SQL
  • MySQL

Skills: Hardware/ Software

Microsoft Office

Competent use of a number of MS Office programs.


Experience with a number of programming languages.


Building of systems for home, office and school use as well as keeping them maintained.
Networking for home and small business users.

  • Word
  • Access
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Project
  • Publisher
  • Java
  • C
  • C++
  • C#
  • HTML
  • PHP
  • CSS
  • System Design
  • System Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Networking

Skills: Miscellaneous

Operating Systems

Experience of a number of operating systems.


I keep up with current IT affairs and I am committed to the IT industry.



  • MS Windows 7
  • MS Windows Vista
  • MS Windows XP
  • MS Windows 95
  • Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Server
  • Slax
  • OS X Lion
  • The British Computing Society
  • The Association of Computer Repair Business Owners
  • Ethical
  • People Skills
  • Business Skills
  • Networking


Diverse Events

Self Employed Sole Trader

May 2013 - Present

Events Planning and Management

Endsleigh Garden Centre

Local and Community Events Manager

October 2014 - October 2014

Planning in store events and communicating with local schools

Teignmouth Community School

Teacher of ICT and Computing

September 2012 - August 2013

Teaching ICT and Computing to Secondary and Sixth Form Students

PlymTech Express

Self Employed Sole Trader

April 2010 - June 2013

Computer Repairs/Website Design/SEO/Consultancy/Tuition

Midnight Munch

Self Employed Partnership

June 2011 – June 2012

The sale of imported and interesting food stock

WM Morrisons Ltd, Outland Road, Plymouth

Sales Assistant

October 2007 – November 2011

Assisting customers/Stacking shelves/Checkouts

Anglian Home Improvements, Plymouth

Telephone Canvasser

November 2006 – March 2007

Contacting potential customers/Talking with existing customers.

Plymouth Web Hosting

Self Employed Sole Trader


Reselling webhosting and offering website design.


The University of Exeter — 2011 – 2012

PGCE, Secondary ICT
Planning and Teaching secondary ICT classes.
Experience in both Primary and Secondary school environment.

The University of Plymouth — 2008 - 2011

BSc (Hons) Computing
Cybercrime and Forensic Investigation
Work-Based Experience in Computing Education
Professional Practice and Social Responsibility
Advanced Information Retrieval
Software Development and Project Management
Computing Project
Software Management
Alternative Computing Paradigms
Server Administration
Computer Networks
Systems Security
Digital Design and Production A
Digital Design and Production B
IT Legislation and Ethics
Computing Integrating Project
Object-Oriented Software Engineering
Introduction of Unix Programming
Computer Systems
Introduction to Computer and Information Security
IT and Media Tools
Database Development
The Computing Professional
Software Engineering
Principles of Programming Structures & Algorithms
Statistical Methods

Tamarside Community College Sixth Form — 2006 - 2008

Edexcel Applied ICT (Double Award)
Edexcel L3 BTEC Science (Environmental)
OCR L2 Certificate in Enterprise

Plymouth College of Further Education — 2005 - 2006

City and Guilds L2 Award Applied Engineering Principles

Tamarside Community College — 2001 - 2006

Edexcel GNVQ ICT
OCR GCSE Manufacturing Double Award
AQA GCSE D&T Resistant Materials Technology
OCR GCSE Science Double Award – Higher Tier
AQA GCSE Mathematics
AQA GCSE English
AQA GCSE English Literature
AQA GCSE Religious Studies

Aaron Monk — info@aaronmonk.co.uk