Head of English for International Students

Jim Shields

As Head of the International Academic Team, Jim works very closely with the teaching staff to make sure that academic programme delivery runs smoothly and professionally, meeting the high standards of Cardiff and Vale College, the British Council and our customers.   

More about Jim

Jim is a highly experienced teacher, teacher trainer and manager with over 20 years of schools experience both internationally and in the UK. With a background in EFL teaching supported with CELTA and DELTA qualifications, Jim has also delivered on GCSE, Baccalaureate and Teacher Training programmes, supported with a PGCE from Cardiff University. More recently, Jim has moved into managing the teaching delivery team and, after undertaking the DELTM qualification with English UK, has successfully taken Cardiff and Vale College through their best ever British Council inspection (2017), with 9 areas of strength - pushing the College's English language provision to the #1 ranking in Wales.