Every Learner is Different | Emma’s Story
Emma came to Brooks and Kirk to change the course of her career and enter the world of Further Education.
Life before Brooks and Kirk
Before deciding to take the next step in Emma’s career, she was a “Nurse manager for about the last 20 years.” but that is just one side of the coin “I’m a mom of two girls… and having two children is quite chaotic. I’m sort of a bank and taxi. We’ve also recently bought a puppy, so we’ve got a little pup at home. A black Labrador”.
Finding Brooks and Kirk
“Fortunately for myself, I didn’t have to do a great deal of research to be honest. When we embarked on becoming an apprenticeship provider, you don’t have to be a qualified assessor to assess the work, but I just felt that it gave the apprentices more confidence”
“I remember I had no idea our apprenticeships worked either before going into one. As an organisation… we needed a centre and an IQA person. My employers did pay, which was always handy.”
“when I first started there was a bit oblivious sort of how it worked, how the modules worked and all of that kind of stuff. If I asked a question the support would come back really quickly. I was never left hanging. Everything was explained really well.”
Emma would recommend us “100%”.
Tips to Current Learners
When we had a chat with Emma, she commented on how “helpful” our Youtube channel is. It’s a little-known secret but we have a YouTube channel that expands on certain topics beyond what is covered in our suite of TAQA courses. You can check it out here.
Life after the Assessor Course
After completing her qualifications, both the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) and Level 4 Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (Lead IQA), Emma now works with apprentices.
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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.