Blayne Cooper

Blayne originally trained as an actor and drama teacher at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated with honours from the University of Wales in 1998. Settling into a teaching role he became one of the youngest heads of Faculty in the UK at the age of 26. There he built a highly renowned Performing Arts faculty that was nationally recognised with a silver and then gold Artsmark award. 

Looking to continually challenge himself, Blayne joined Pearson in 2014 leading the UK operational vocational team, supporting centres across the UK in delivering BTEC Qualifications. During this role Blayne led teams in both traditionally structured and matrix managed environments. In 2017, he moved into the Global Learning & Development team creating, overseeing and assessing Pearson’s extensive L&D programs. Then in 2019, Blayne joined Pearson College as a Degree Apprentice Mentor supporting both postgraduate and undergraduate degree apprentices on their programmes. Blayne also lectures in people management and leadership. 

Blayne has continued the theme of lifelong learning within his own career, gaining accreditation as an assessor through the University of Durham and more recently becoming an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personal Development.