BTec Ordinary National Certificate in Metallurgy (ONC) – 1960 (Ipswich Civic College)
BTec Higher National Certificate in Metallurgy (HNC) – 1962 (Ipswich Civic College)
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Metallurgy (B Sc) – 1966 (University College, Cardiff, University of Wales)
Awarded the A A Read Student Metallurgy Prize – 1966 (University of Wales)
BTec Higher National Certificate in Business Computing (HNC) – 1994 (Blackburn College)
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) – 1995 (University of Huddersfield)
Bachelor of Theology (Honours) (B Th) – 2009 (University of Aberdeen)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) – 2014 (University of Glasgow)
In the years between 1970 and 1992 David was a Member of the Institution of Metallurgists (MIM),
a Member of the Institute of British Foundrymen (MIBF) and a Member of the Institute of Metal Finishing (MIMF).
In 1978 he was granted Chartered Engineer status (C Eng).
David is a Licensed Lay Reader in the Scottish Episcopal Church, Diocese of Argyll and The Isles.