I have been working in further education and training organisation since 1983, I have been writing text books since 2006, and I'm now editing books.
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 topics into easy to understand concepts.
I have a Master's 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 and hold QTLS status.
I have co-written international and national teaching qualifications for several awarding organisations.
You can read an online article about my career 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.
I am working as a consultant technical advisor to TQUK, an awarding organisation who are committed to customer service and quality.
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 accredited 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 began 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 along with 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 help you with an application to become a new centre with an awarding organisation, or to gain approval to offer teaching qualifications with an existing awarding organisation.
I can speak at events and graduation ceremonies.
Click here to find out more about my consultancy.
Click here to read testimonials and reviews about me.
Click here to see if I have any CPD events scheduled which are open to the public.
Me with Andrew Walker from TQUK.
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Some great discussions take place in the forums and you can ask questions and receive good advice from myself and others.
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.
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.
I have created a Padlet (see image) which contains copies of many useful documents and reports for teachers, trainers, assessors and quality assurers.
I regularly update it, however, if you would like something adding, just let me know.
The documents are free to access and download. Just click here.
I can be contacted here or you can e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org
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