Two weeks on and we are back for our second ‘Every Learner is Different’ story – Just in case you missed the first, here’s your chance to have a read of Shantelle’s Success Story.
Every Learner is Different (ELD) is all about showing anyone that is considering becoming an assessor, that there are no barriers with Brooks and Kirk. Whatever your area of expertise, age, location, employment status etc, we will have helped people similar to you before. ‘Similar’, but not the same, because every learner is different!
If you would like to be a part of our ELD campaign and share your story, then I’m only a phone call or email away 🙂
Introducing this week’s ELD featured learner… Meet Danielle.
Danielle's Story Every Learner is Different
Tell us a bit about you
I like shopping, spending time with my 2 year old and going on days out with her, socialising with friends and spending time with my family. [What about your taste in music?] I like a bit of everything, R&B and Old Skool mainly though.
Life before Brooks and Kirk
I was a nursery nurse, obviously qualified in Childcare. I worked in two nurseries. I worked myself up from a practitioner to a room leader and part of the senior team. I worked with students, volunteers, and apprentices. I had a big part to play when helping the apprentices with their studies. I then went on maternity leave and came back 3 days a week. I felt like I needed a career change but I didn’t want to come out of childcare completely. I enjoyed helping the apprentices with their work, that’s why I thought about becoming an assessor, so that I could still dip into childcare as well.
How did you find us?
I started googling courses and came across a different training provider who I signed up with. Unfortunately, I had a bad experience with them. I went back on to google and found Brooks and Kirk, looked at the reviews, I rang up and spoke to someone and was happy with what I’d been told so I signed up and went from there!
What did you think of the course?
It didn’t take long to do the assignments and the feedback was always positive, even if you had to make amendments, it’s little things but they tell you in detail what to add. I provisionally booked on to the Birmingham day session but Dan emailed me to say there was one coming up in Boston. I decided to opt for the Boston day so I could get it done faster. I really enjoyed it, a lot to take in on the day. I can’t fault the course.
Life after the Assessor Course
Unfortunately, I’m not using my assessor qualification right now. I was working for a training provider three days a week but unfortunately, it didn’t go to plan after another bad experience. I have been applying to colleges and handing out my CVs to training providers. So at the minute, i’m still at the nurseries but fingers crossed I come across an assessor job as it is something I really want to do.
Submitted to our Facebook page.
After starting my CAVA with a college and having a very bad experience, I found Brooks and Kirk online and registered with them. I am so glad I did. The support is fantastic from all the staff from advice through emails, feedback on assignments and on the training days. The assignments are sent back with feedback in no time which makes getting through the course a quick progression. The course has allowed me to complete my work at my own pace whilst juggling being a mummy to my toddler and working part-time in a nursery. I want to thank all the staff at Brooks and Kirk for the support and highly recommend them to anyone wanting to become an assessor.
A quick note:
Upon hearing about the bad luck that Danielle had with her first assessor job (for which the training provider was entirely to blame), we dropped her quite a lengthy email to offer some advice for getting her foot back in the door as quickly as possible. We are confident that the assessor job she deserves is just around the corner.
We appreciate that securing the perfect assessor job upon completion of the course isn’t always plain sailing. Whilst most people are lucky enough to find themselves a position virtually straight away, there are some that don’t have such good fortune. But for those people – We don’t disappear. Our experienced team are still there to offer tips and advice to our past learners to help them find their ideal assessor job as quickly as possible.
That brings us to the end of our second ELD Story. Remember, if you think becoming an assessor could be for you…