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Meet Brooks & Kirk’s Learners

Over our 25 years of training, we have been extremely privileged to have worked with people from a huge variety of backgrounds; you can take a look at all of their stories and the reasons they became Assessors, IQAs, and/or Tutors with Brooks and Kirk.

Learner Case Studies

Meet Brooks & Kirk’s Learners

Over our 25 years of training, we have been extremely privileged to have worked with people from a huge variety of backgrounds; you can take a look at all of their stories and the reasons they became Assessors, IQAs, and/or Tutors with Brooks and Kirk.

Hairdressing

Marco

Hairdressing

Marco used his time wisely during the lockdowns in the pandemic, and started looking at ways to upskill for when life returned to normality.

Medical Aesthetics

Steven

Medical Aesthetics

Steven completed his assessor course with Brooks and Kirk before moving on to start his IQA course, in order to deliver a Level 7 qualification in his sector.

Food Standards

Greg

Food Standards

Greg has been a Meat Inspector since 2001. Nowadays, after completing his CAVA course, Greg trains and assesses trainee inspectors like he once was!

Health & Social Care

Andrea

Health & Social Care

Andrea was working around 50 – 60 hours per week as a Care Home Manager, and decided she wanted to do something that would allow her more flexibility in her time.

Sales and Learning & Development

Barrie

Sales and Learning & Development

Barrie was employed as a Learning and Development Coach. In order to attain this role he needed his CAVA qualification. Barrie was referred to us by his boss.

Further Education Coaching and Teaching

Kat

Further Education Coaching and Teaching

Wanting to upskill in her own organisation by learning to assess and quality assure, Kat got in touch with the team at Brooks & Kirk.

Adult Education

Kathy

Adult Education

Kathy had previously completed the D32/33 back in 1996, which is the old assessor course, alongside her PGCE. She took the UPPA to update her knowledge.

Psychology

B.J

Psychology

Prior to her Assessor qualification with Brooks and Kirk, B.J was teaching and had completed her DTLLS. She wanted to take the next step and become an assessor.

Early Years

Kerrie

Early Years

Wanting to further herself in her career, give herself new challenges and build a future for herself, Kerrie decided to become an assessor in Early Years.

Early Years

Angharad

Early Years

Angharad found Brooks and Kirk here on our website, and after a few conversations with our team, enrolled on the CAVA course to become an assessor.

Leadership & Management

Janet

Leadership & Management

Even though she had already been carrying out assessments, Janet wanted to formalise her career as an assessor, so she came to Brooks and Kirk.

IT, Digital, and Employability Skills

Melanie

IT, Digital, and Employability Skills

Before enrolling on her IQA course, Melanie was already involved in carrying out internal quality assurance. Her qualification added to her professionalism.

Locksmith

Derek

Locksmith

Derek and his wife wanted their training centre to become a Highfield Awards Training Centre, so Derek enrolled on our CAVA and IQA courses.

Hairdressing

Katie

Hairdressing

Starting as an Apprentice herself, Katie worked her way up to Assistant Manager in a hair salon, and is now a Hairdressing Tutor based in London.

Construction

Brian

Construction

When Brian took retirement in May 2021, he thought he would put back some of his experience to the younger generation coming into the industry.

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Paul

Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

Paul has spent many years both working with and managing apprentices, and wanted to upskill and gain knowledge for future challenges.

Mechanics

Jackson

Mechanics

Jackson wanted to pass on the skills and knowledge he has picked up through his years of being a Vehicle Technician, and so he became an Assessor.

IT

Edward

IT

Edward had been assessing for three years before coming qualified – but all of his work had to be countersigned by a qualified Assessor!

Electrics and Engineering

Andrew

Electrics and Engineering

Andrew updated his teaching qualification he had from the army 12 years ago, and now teaches in the Engineering department at his local college.

Gas

Ken

Gas

Stuck in a job working 60-70 hours a week, Ken wanted some flexibility in order to spend  more time with his family. Ken started looking at the assessor route.

Recruitment, Business, Customer Services & Mental Health

Elizabeth

Recruitment, Business, Customer Services & Mental Health

Busy mums of 3 under-10s, Elizabeth was a lecturer at a FE/HE college, which was how she decided to take her CAVA course.

Teaching and Nursing

Bemigho

Teaching and Nursing

Bemigho was looking for a back-up income source, and so after finding out about us from her husband, enrolled on to our Assessor course.

Management & Leadership

Mary

Management & Leadership

After 30 years in Senior Leader roles, Mary decided to retrain as an Assessor as she wanted more flexible, freelance work whilst using her years of experience.

Business & Management

John

Business & Management

Whilst working at a college, John was asked to help Apprentices in Business Admin and Customer Services, when he realised this was something he enjoyed.

Culinary

Lexie

Culinary

The idea of teaching new chefs was what inspired Lexie to become an Assessor. Now she works as a Chef Trainer and thinks it’s the best job she has ever done.

Early Years

Victoria

Early Years

After 8 years in the Early Years sector, Victoria was looking for a change in direction. She decided that assessing was a logical and achievable way forward.

Adult Social Care

Valarie

Adult Social Care

Valarie has been working in Adult Social Care since 2004, and wanted to find a job that was flexible whilst retaining her current skills and knowledge.

Education

Kathryn

Education

When Kathryn’s two sons started going to school, she found herself with more spare time. This was when she decided to retrain as an Assessor.

Retail Management

Lisa

Retail Management

After 16 years in Retail Management, Lisa decided to leave her job and become an Assessor, and now works as an End-Point Assessor.

Hospitality & Management Consultancy

David

Hospitality & Management Consultancy

David worked in a variety of sectors including Catering, Education, and Management Consultancy.

Early Years

Gill

Early Years

Supporting Apprentices and new staff as a Higher Level T.A. in a primary school inspired Gill to become a Regional Trainer in Early Years.

Education

Ciaran

Education

Before moving into assessing, Ciaran was a Geography teacher and worked in Education for around 8 years. He was referred to us by his Leadership Team.

Digital Marketing

Lisa

Digital Marketing

Motorbike enthusiast Lisa used to work as a College Lecturer, and once she became a qualified Assessor landed herself a Digital Marketing Assessor position.

Financial Services

Sue

Financial Services

Looking to become a Freelance Assessor, Sue completed the Assessor course after working in the Training and Development sector.

Primary Education

Sobia

Primary Education

Sobia took up the Assessor course when she was on maternity leave from working as a Senior Level 3 Teaching Assistant in a Primary School.

Instrumentation, Control & Automation

Geoff

Instrumentation, Control & Automation

Geoff is working in Equatorial Guinea training nationals in Control, Automation Instrumentation.

Health & Fitness

Jodie

Health & Fitness

Gym Instructor Jodie realised she had a passion for helping and teaching others when she became part of the Management Team at a fitness/leisure centre.

Health & Social Care

Shantelle

Health & Social Care

Shantelle landed her first Assessor job at a college just weeks after qualifying! Before, she worked as a Care Assistant in Mental Health Services.

Childcare

Danielle

Childcare

Danielle was originally employed as a Nursery Nurse and worked her way up to the senior team, playing a big part in helping Apprentices with their work.

Retail and Health & Social Care

Mahesh

Retail and Health & Social Care

Previously working in both Retail Management and Health & Social Care, Mahesh took a chance on becoming an Assessor with Brooks and Kirk.