Every Learner is Different | Kat’s Story
Kat loves swimming and her aspiration is to swim the channel! She also loves reading in her spare time.
Life before Brooks and Kirk
Kat has always been enrolled onto a course ever since she completed her degree around 12 years ago – she hasn’t stopped learning!
Finding Brooks and Kirk
Wanting to upskill in her own organisation by learning to assess and quality assure, Kat found Brooks and Kirk from a Google search. She decided to go with us because we offered the freedom and flexibility to complete the course in her own time.
“I thought it was great. The freedom and the timely feedback that I received from the staff, Laura and her support in particular, just the way the whole course was structured really. You knew what the expectations were, but you could still do it within your own time. When we were in COVID and had to adapt and do it remotely, it was a huge benefit that we were still able to do it and complete the course, and that Brooks and Kirk adapted to the circumstances that we found ourselves in and were able to do it efficiently and effectively. It actually worked better for me being able to do it from home!
With the IQA especially, knowing how to sample learners and how you select them so everybody is seen across the year and all the criteria is covered – I think it was a matrix I was given and that’s been exceptionally helpful. I feel more competent and confident now in doing Internal Verification in the organisation.”
Life after the Assessor and IQA Courses
Kat is potentially thinking of because a full time IQA in the future. At the moment, she both teaching and carrying out the quality assurance. She is due to finish her QTLLS soon, and then will be taking a well deserved break from education.
“My advice would be to go for it! The way that its ran, considering you don’t really see anybody face to face, you still feel like you are a part of something and you’re well supported. The key thing is that flexibility.”
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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.