Ann Gravells

About me

I have been working in education and training since 1983 and have been writing text books since 2006.

My passion is to help new entrants to the further education and skills sector i.e. the beginner teacher, trainer, assessor or quality assurer.

All my books are written in plain English and break down complex theories into easy to understand concepts. You can see all my books here.

I have a Masters Degree in Educational Management, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, and a Degree in Education as well as Business Administration, Customer Service, Management, Learning & Development qualifications, Assessment, IQA and EQA units.

I am a Fellow of the Society for Education and Training Fellow digital pinpng and hold QTLS statusQTLS digital pinpng

I have co-written international and national teaching qualifications for several awarding organisations.

You can read an online article about me on the Society for Education and Training's website by clicking here.

I am based in East Yorkshire and I have delivered events in various parts of the UK, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

You can see a profile of me in The Staff Room.

Current consultancy positions

I am working as a consultant technical advisor to TQUK, an awarding organisation who are committed to customer service and quality. They offer teacher training qualifications as well as many others. If you would like to become a centre with them, just contact me or TQUK. This picture is of me with the Managing Director Andrew Walker.

I am a consultant to the Cambridge Assessment Network (CANET). You can see me in the picture below, second from the left, along with other consultants and staff from the network.


I achieved a Medal of Excellence whilst teaching at Bishop Burton College. This medal was presented to me by the ex-politician Ed Balls.


I have taught in further education colleges since 1983. I have verified teaching, training, assessment and internal/external qualifications for various awarding organisations since 1999, and have written qualifications, teaching and learning materials, and text books for many years. I have also helped new awarding organisations become established, and new centres gain approval to offer qualifications.

I originally qualified as a hotel receptionist and trained new staff on the job at various hotels in England. I was approached by a college to teach the Hotel Reception course on a part time basis and this began my teaching career in 1983. I then took my first teaching qualification on a part time basis in 1984.

Once qualified I progressed to full time teaching and worked towards a Degree in Education. I continued to teach reception, business and office skills, along with word processing when it replaced typing. A few years later I gained a promotion and delivered staff training programmes and the assessor and verifier awards. I found a real interest in training new members of staff, hence the move to the teacher training department of the college.

I also became the Quality Systems Manager for the college and produced a system for assessment and internal verification to standardise practice across 98 different qualifications. I designed and introduced an ISO based quality system for all aspects of quality assurance within the college.

After leaving full time teaching, I worked for many years as a part time teacher, whilst working for awarding organisations, writing text books, and establishing my own consultancy company.


I can support you with all educational, training, assessment and quality assurance aspects. I can also help you with an application to become a new centre with an awarding organisation, or speak at events and graduation ceremonies.

Click here to find out more.

Click here to read testimonials and reviews about me.

Social media

You can follow me on various social media sites by searching for Ann Gravells or clicking the links at the end of this page.

I host a LinkedIn page and a Facebook page for anyone interested in discussing aspects of QTLS, teaching, learning, assessment and quality assurance.

You can see my latest Tweets and Re-Tweets here:

e-shop: resources created by me for teachers & learners

I have created quality resources (from 50p for handouts to £10 for PowerPoints) which are available for immediate download for teachers and learners of the following qualifications:

  • Award in Education and Training
  • Certificate in Education and Training, 
  • Assessor 
  • Internal (IQA) and
  • External Quality Assurer (EQA) units.

Please click here for more information, to view samples and to make a purchase.  All resources have been updated between October and December 2017. Prices have not increased since 2012.

My text books

You can see all of my text books by clicking here. I currently write for Learning Matters, an imprint of SAGE Publishing. I aim to write books for beginners, in plain English. However, I am often told the books also help higher level and experienced teachers.

If you would like to purchase books in bulk, please contact me to arrange for a discount and free delivery via the publisher.

I regularly have books in Amazon's top 20 education list:

I have co-written several books with Susan Simpson. You can watch a video about how we worked together here.

Reading lists

I have created reading lists for the Award, Certificate, and Diploma in Education and Training, as well as for general teaching, assessment, quality assurance and other educational topics.

Click here to access the full list, along with a list of useful blogs and articles.

All reading lists are in visual format. You can click through to Amazon to find out more details, read reviews, view inside the book and to make a purchase.

Useful documents and reports

I have created a Padlet which contains copies of many useful documents and reports for teachers, trainers, assessors and quality assurers. 

These are free to access and download. Just click here.


If I have any public events scheduled, you can find details by clicking here. 

You can also see photos and read feedback from previous delegates at the same link.

If you would like me to deliver an event at your premises, please contact me.

Getting in touch

I can be contacted here.

You can follow me on social media by clicking the links at the end of this page.

I like to carry out all administrative work myself and I have created this website on my own. If you see any mistakes, you know who to get in touch with! In fact, I would like to gain feedback about what you think about the site, or if you find a broken weblink or a typing error do let me know.

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