About Simon Ogborn

Simon Ogborn


Managing Director | Electrical Lecturer

“… My passion is ensuring that students learn the subject and do not just get coached to pass exams. Qualifications are very important, but more so is being able to do your job correctly and safely…”

Simon is our Managing Director but still has a passion for teaching and does so on various courses up to Design and Verification. He has been an Electrical Engineer for over 30 years and has been teaching since 2005. He is also a qualified Further Education Lecturer (Cert. Ed.) and has Fellowship of the IET (FIET).

Frustrated at the college system, Simon started Erudite in 2009 with the express aim of increasing teaching standards and actually teaching the subject, not just the exam. That aim has more than come to fruition and as a result of this very high standard of teaching, City and Guilds’ Lead Examiner invited him to become an Examiner and Technical Consultant for them. Simon is now the Lead Technical Consultant (Electrotechnical) and integral member of the electrical assessment team at C&G developing many qualifications from Level 2 Technical Certificates to Level 4 Design. Simon has chosen his team very carefully to ensure this standard and ethos is maintained throughout Erudite.

As well as extensive involvement in qualification development, Simon represents City and Guilds on JPEL/64, the joint BSI and IET committee responsible for writing the UK Wiring Regulations BS 7671. You can be sure that his knowledge is at the highest level and the teaching at Erudite will always be taught correctly without the misinformation that is often repeated throughout the electrical industry.