This is what our 2015 looked like!


What a Year!

Let’s have a quick recap of 2015; there was the birth of a new royal baby, England broke records for being terrible at Rugby and Jeremy Clarkson suddenly became ‘un-busy’.

However, more importantly, 2015 also saw a massive increase in uptake of our assessor courses. So before we briefly take you through our eventful 2015, we would just like to say a massive thank you to all of you that made our year what it was!

CertSelfie Competition


At Brooks and Kirk, it’s our philosophy that the learners always come first. So, what better way to kickstart our 2015 recap than with some pictures of some happy successful learners!

As a bit of fun we are running a poll to find out your favourite CertSelfie. If you see a familiar face then show them your support by giving them your vote! It just takes a couple of clicks and you could win a prize if the CertSelfie you choose turns out to be the winner.

Vote For Your Favourite CertSelfie

Posts from 2015


We totted up a grand total of 36 posts on our Assessor Training website last year. If you are a new subscriber to our newsletter, then you have probably missed out on a lot of great stuff over the past 12 months.

But not to worry, as we have cherry picked a few of our most popular posts from 2015 that we hope you will find useful!

a1-taqa-cava-d32-d33-brooks-and-kirk-assessor-courseIs This Assessor Course For Me?

Regardless of which sector you are looking to become an assessor in, the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement is the qualification you need.


 Making Sense of NVQ Assessor Vacancies

For people looking to become NVQ assessors, it can be hard work making sense of assessor vacancies. So, we thought we would make it much easier.


The Importance of LinkedIn to Newly Qualified Assessors

For people looking to become NVQ assessors, it can be hard work making sense of assessor vacancies. So, we thought we would make it much easier.

Kimberley’s Story


We have had quite a number of learners who have emailed us upon completion of their course, thanking us for our support and telling us about new jobs that they have started. But this email form Kimberley made all of our team’s tails wag.

Hi Rod,

Hope your well. I just wanted to say thank you to you and all the trainers at Brooks and Kirk that have helped me on my learning journey. When I first started out on my courses in Assessing and Education and Training, I really wasn’t sure if I would be able to do it. At 38 and with two jobs and a 12 year old to take of, I wondered what I had taken on!! But with Brooks and Kirk guidance and constant support I have achieved what I thought was impossible…

After a few weeks of interviews, micro teaches and presentations – I have a new job!!!! Assessing Hospitality & Catering,Team leading and Customer Service. I honestly cant thank Brooks and Kirk enough! I also have to say that the days in Manchester where we got to learn first hand what assessing/training is all about helped massively!!! I would recommend you to anyone who was interested in this kind of career.

Again, thank you for all your support, without it I wouldn’t be about to embark on my new career.

Could you please also thank Laura Kirk, she has been amazing and I’m sure I’ve driven her insane!!!

Thank you so much.

These are the kind of rewarding messages you can look forward to receiving as a fully qualified assessor!

Earning for Referring


Towards the end of 2015, we discovered that the majority of people who were starting a course with us were referred to us by a friend, family member or work colleague.

So, because our learners were being so kind and referring us to others, we thought that we would repay the generosity and offer a £50 referral fee to anybody who refers somebody onto our course.

We are still running this earning for referring offer, so if you have referred somebody to us or know somebody that is interested in training to become an assessor, then make sure you fill in their details on our referral form to get your £50 referral fee!

Referral Form

Learners Feedback


It’s all well and good us telling you what makes us different from the rest, but it really means something when it comes from the learners mouths rather than our own!

2015 saw the rise of our learner feedback videos. We have got a selection of our feedback videos available on our website for everyone to see. Spend a couple of minutes having a snoop through them to see if either you or somebody you know has made an appearance.

Learner Feedback

Whether you have a success story to tell us, received your certificate and haven’t sent us over a CertSelfie or if you or someone you know is interested in training to become an assessor, then we would love to hear from you!


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