Meet the FTConnect Team

Ern Marden – FTConnect Manager

Videography lead – Photoshop editor – Premiere Pro editor – Animator.
Ern has 20 years’ experience working with people with learning disabilities, as well as a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Before leading the FTConnect team, Ern worked as a media and photography instructor for over 12 years with The Fifth Trust.

Under Ern’s management, FTConnect has been developed for the learning-disabled community with accessibility, independent use, and entertainment at the forefront.

Tomris Scott - Creative and Digital Content Coordinator

Videographer – Premiere Pro editor – Animator – social media.
Tomris has 8 years of experience working with people with learning disabilities and holds a degree in Comparative Literature with Film.

Tomris has rich experience working as a freelance artist and workshop facilitator for adults with learning disabilities, with a passion for inclusion and accessibility within the arts and beyond.

As a creative whizz, Tomris makes engaging content for FTConnect both in front of and behind the camera.

Tom German – Education Lead

Course Developer – Course Administrator
Tom has 5 years’ experience of working with people with learning disabilities, with an MA in Education and a PGCE in Further Education having taught in colleges and universities.

Tom develops FTConnect’s online courses in a way that neurodiverse people can access and succeed in, and ensures they are at the correct level on the National Qualifications Framework.

“Fifth Trust Connect is a unique product which provides blended learning for adults with learning disabilities. Its versatility is its standout feature. It can be used in a classroom setting, at home, on the move, providing both educational and entertainment value.”