Every Learner is Different | Lisa I’s Story
Lisa likes to go running, being out and about and generally being active. At the time of speaking with Lisa to complete her case study, she was in training for a 10 mile run! She’d ran 5k and 10k races in the past, but 10 miles was the next step. Lisa spent a fortune on a mountain bike as she lives in the countryside, and likes listening to a bit of Bon Jovi.
Life before Brooks and Kirk
Prior to the assessor course, Lisa worked in Retail Management for 16 years. What made her leave this role was losing five stone – that gave her the confidence to do what she really wanted to do and to follow her aspirations.
Finding Brooks and Kirk
Lisa found Brooks and Kirk online through a Google search. She decided she wanted to become an assessor start assessing in retail.
After doing a bit of research, Lisa found out that she needed to do the CAVA course. She then went back to Google to search for training providers. They were all saying she needed learners to assess but she had no way of getting hold of two learners…
Lisa found our website and saw that we provide the learners. She then researched Brooks and Kirk further by having a look at our reviews. After that, she took the plunge and decided to start her assessor training journey with us.
“It was a bit of a shock to the system at first because I hadn’t done anything like this for 20 years, since I graduated from university. I think I was over complicating it though, I was thinking about it as degree level when it’s not. Once I submitted my first task and got the feedback from that I was absolutely fine. If ever I had any questions, I would get on the phone to you guys and you was always there to help me. Overall it was nice and easy to do.
The day session was really enjoyable and it was nice to get together with other people. It was nice to meet like minded people, learn with others and discuss questions with them. It was brilliant, I really enjoyed it.”
Review left on our Facebook Page
Brooks and Kirk are a brilliant company to learn with. All staff were very friendly whenever I called. I really enjoyed my days in London for both my CAVA and my EAT, both Laura and Dan were friendly, and approachable while being professional. They are also obviously very knowledgeable in their fields and happy to help. The Moodle e- learning site was very easy to use and the turnaround time for marking assignments was much quicker than your advertised two weeks. I loved doing my CAVA that much I enrolled on another course! I also asked Laura advice on a presentation I had to do for a job interview which she assisted with with no hesitation. Pleased to say I got the job! Thank you Brooks and Kirk for helping me on my way to my ( hopefully) dream career. #briiliantbrooksandkirk
Life after the Assessor Course
Lisa finished the CAVA course and after speaking with Laura, she told her she could do the Level 3 in Education and Training and most of it was covered in the CAVA – so there wasn’t much additional work!
Lisa realised that having AET with her CAVA would give her the edge in the job market. So, she proceeded to complete the Level 3 Education and Training straight after the CAVA.
She then started applying for jobs and is now working as an End-Point Assessor, and she says she’s really enjoying it and loving every second.
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Steve is a Chartered Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
He provides Educational Consultancy to the 19+ sector as well as being an Assessor, IQA, EPA and Digital Marketing Professional. When not doing any of these he finds time, every now and then, to write blogs and articles.