Every Learner is Different | Marco’s Story
In Marco’s free time, he lives to travel, especially to Portugal to see his family. When he’s not taking a rest from the travelling by staying at home relaxing, he enjoys going for walks and to the gym.
Life before Brooks and Kirk
Marco started thinking about teaching and assessing about a year before the pandemic. Once the lockdown hit, as a hairdresser it was very difficult; Marco spent his time wisely, looking for ways to upskill ready for when life goes back to ‘normal’.
Finding Brooks and Kirk
With the intentions of becoming a Hairdressing teacher, Marco did some research online and came across Brooks and Kirk. He looked into a lot of different training companies, and Brooks and Kirk ranked at the top of Google. So, he spoke with our team over the phone and decided to enrol straight away, as he says we gave him the best information!
“It’s really good to be honest. Everyone there is quite helpful. The fact that you always have a tutor or assessor on the other side of the phone is really helpful because years ago we probably would have had to go to the organisation or training centre to do it. Now we don’t have to and it’s amazing. All the information that you have available to us is quite good, not just the Moodle side, everything that you have available through YouTube, that we can access at any time”.
Life after the Assessor Course
Marco has completed 3 courses with Brooks and Kirk, and is currently (March 2022) on programme to complete his 4th. Once he has all 4 qualifications under his belt, he says he will be looking at getting a job as a Hairdressing Teacher.
“Don’t think twice if it’s something you really want to do. Just go for it because learning doesn’t take place, the more we learn the better as it’s the best way for us to be able to help people. Helping people is not just giving money or giving food.”
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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.