Every Learner is Different | Ken’s Story
Ken’s free time is spent with his kids and family, which is something that he loves to do. He enjoys walking up hills and mountains, running long distance and he used to play a bit of hockey.
Life before Brooks and Kirk
Before starting his first course with Brooks and Kirk, Ken was stuck in a job as a Gas Engineer working 60 – 70 hour weeks. A family man, Ken never had the time to see his daughter and spend time with his family due to his long work hours. This was something he found really frustrating. Wanting more flexibility and time to spend with his kids, Ken starting looking at assessing through one of his Lead Engineers.
Finding Brooks and Kirk
Unfortunately, the first company Ken enrolled onto the assessor course with were fake – as a result, he lost a whopping £1,400. This of course was a big knockback.
When he contacted Brooks and Kirk, Ken said there was no sales pressure and the instalments that we offer made it really easy. This confirmed his decision to start training to become an assessor again, but with Brooks and Kirk.
“Can’t say anything bad about you [Brooks and Kirk]. Dan was especially helpful. It gave me so much confidence moving forwards, and I’ve recommended you [Brooks and Kirk] to quite a few people since. The course is well written and well explained and even if you’re struggling someone’s always available. I had no IT skills, as Gas Engineers don’t really need it, and on the Lead IQA Dan did Excel remote support which massively supported me. It’s not just the course, it’s all the extra bits we do.
The session is well laid out and supportive, it includes everybody within the session even those who are quite, they’re getting involved. Cert-Selfies give it a really nice touch and gives a really nice way to celebrate, and it’s great to celebrate with the learners posting theirs on Facebook, that’s quite unique to Brooks and Kirk and I haven’t seen it anywhere else.”
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An online training provider that actually delivers on its promises. Completed my CAVA L3 course, and almost completed the Lead in IQA L4 course. tutors always on hand to assist and give you advice. Will be sad to complete my studies soon as Brooks and Kirk have helped me alot. Recommended them to a few people and they all say the same. Just wished you done a NEBOSH course
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The team at Brooks and Kirk are very supportive and the feedback to the assignments are given in a timely manner and always constructive. Brooks and kirk are always on hand to help, guide and support you throughout the course. Cant recommend them highly enough, one of the best online education companies there is.
Life after the Assessor Course
Ken learnt a lot about the holistic approach to assessment during his courses with us, and learnt how he can use it in his work.
He left British Gas and went to become a Gas Auditor, as one of the requirements was to be a qualified Assessor. Whilst there’s been some bumps along the way for Ken, he says becoming an Assessor has had a massive upturn in his career.
Ken then got a job as a Gas Supervisor, and this was the start of him becoming a Manager. For this reason, he enrolled on the Lead IQA course with us. Following this he was offered a job as a Compliance Officer, looking after 13,000 properties for a housing association.
Clearly still having a taste for learning, Ken enrolled on our Level 3 Education and Training course AND our Award in End-Point Assessment.
Ken is now a Statutory Compliance Manager for Wigan Council, looking after 22,000 properties on Gas Compliance. He’s also just started his NEBOSH Diploma for his Degree, so he has literally not stopped learning since he started the CAVA.
“Just do it – don’t waste time, just do it. Otherwise, you’ve lost 12-18 months.”
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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.