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“I have had a 30 year career in Senior Leader roles in commercial environments in private and public sector large organisations. My last role was an interim 12-month contract, which ended in November 2019.”
What was your reason for looking to retrain as an Assessor?
“I decided to retrain as an Assessor as I wanted more flexible, freelance work, part-time that would enabled me to use my experience to support more Junior Managers and Leaders to develop their skills and knowledge. I wanted to find work as an End-Point Assessor for Chartered Manager and/or Senior Leaders Masters Degree Apprenticeships.”
How did you find out about us?
“I researched many training providers and looked at student feedback. I wanted a professional training company and a recognised qualification for EPA roles. As I was not employed at the time, I needed a training provider that could also provide Apprentices that I could assess/observe in order to complete the qualification.”
What did you think of your Assessor training experience with Brooks and Kirk?
“The Brooks and Kirk training experience was excellent for me. I could work at my own pace and I found the training materials, tutorials and exercises worked well. I was particularly impressed that you [Brooks and Kirk] were able to adapt to the COVID pandemic restrictions in terms of the observation elements of the course and provide a very workable solution via video conferencing to enabled me to complete the training and qualification when face to face access was not possible. Thank you.”
What has changed since you completed your Assessor course and/or what are your intentions in the near future?
“Since completing the training I have successfully completed the selection process for the Open University Chartered Manager and Senior Leaders Master’s Degree Apprenticeship – Leadership Practice Tutor (Tutor/Assessor role). I am awaiting my first cohort of students. As Practice Tutor I will support the same cohort of students for the whole of their 3-year course. I have also been offered an IEPA contract with Charter Institute of Purchasing & Supply and will start with the Level 4 Diploma Apprenticeship End Point Assessments.
I have training day assessments scheduled with City and Guilds Degree Apprenticeship courses for Chartered Manager in late February and Senior Leader in early March 2021.
I completed the Brooks and Kirk EPA CPD training in January 2021, which was again really helpful in orientating me around the end point assessment processes specifically. I would recommend this course to anyone thinking of starting EPA work, it was very informative with lots of self-assessment activities throughout.
I hope to follow on at some point with the IQA training once I have gained some experience as an IEPA – just to give me a rounded skillset, further developing my IEPA capability.
So from starting my CAVA course in March 2020 – in just 12 months I have completed the training, become qualified & secured a number of contracts for freelance work in my new chosen career at an IEPA & Leadership Tutor.