We currently have over 90 members, these include consultant members as well as full members (training providers), associate and partner members.
Our consultant members are individuals who provide strategic consultancy services to the FE and skills sector and add value to our network by collaborating and consulting with our full, associate and partner members.
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Be Compliant Consulting
Hi, I’m Amanda Waterton and, after several years of managing data, funding and compliance within organisations delivering government funded training programmes, I am now excited to be running my own consultancy business – Be Compliant Consulting. Recent projects have included assisting with a RoATP re-application, migration into a new platform, work on Hard Close, monthly ILR data and funding support, interrogating PDSATs and FRM reports as well general compliance checks and acting as a sounding board for all things ESFA related.
Lotus Learning Consultants
Suzanne Green provides consultancy support for apprenticeship providers, as well as a range of Mental Health and Wellbeing Training, including MHFA England First Aid Courses. Wellbeing is essential to effective teaching and learning, so services are directed to both learners and employees. With more than 1 in 7 of our 17-19 year olds living with an emotional disorder such as anxiety, depression or bipolar (NHS Digital, 2017), there has never been a better time to develop capability in this area.
As founder & MD of Dv8 Sussex creative college for nearly 20 years I wore many hats & have a deep understanding of the educational environment for a training provider. I work with individuals & organisations to help grow and develop provision, improve your offer and maximise impact. Areas of support offered include:
• Organisational & business development • Study programme & traineeship development • Marketing & learner recruitment • ESFA funding & data management • SEN provision & funding • Staffing, premises and resources • Curriculum design, Quality Improvement & Ofsted preparation • Employer links, work experience & careers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Chris Jones, a former HMI and was Ofsted’s specialist adviser for apprenticeships. I work with providers to carry out quality reviews, train those responsible for governance, speak at conferences and help providers navigate the minefield of inspection.
Beki Tonks - The Workforce Facilitator
As an experienced facilitator with over 30 years working in business including recruitment, training, sales and entrepreneurship & enterprise education, Beki Tonks works with business, education and local authorities to support young people through information and engagement with the world of work. She facilitates careers groups, offers youth mentoring, delivers work related learning and has a focus on young people with learning difficulties. To connect with her email email@example.com or call 07596 784368
Mel Butcher provides consultancy services for all types of FE & Skills providers. With over 20 years' experience working in the education and skills sector and a successful track record of implementing organisational strategy, business development, bid writing, project and stakeholder management and designing processes which enhance the education and training offer. Mel has senior expertise in the workforce skills and apprenticeships and has been at the forefront in leading establishments and teams through transformational change, strategic development and quality improvement with a results-driven approach. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07796265608
John Young Media
John Young’s in-your-face workshop training helps new members of staff to become resilient & school-leavers to become employable. With 30 years’ experience as a BBC journalist, he focuses on agile communications, confidence & quick thinking in unfamiliar situations. There’s no jargon and there are no dreary powerpoints. He creates a live TV news environment to generate surprise, snap decisions, challenge & fun. John has worked in more than 80 schools & colleges in the South East. He recently trained graduates at American Express, junior managers at Gatwick Airport & the Senior Management Team at EasyJet.
I create and deliver training and development focused on communication skills for the world of work. These include choosing how to communicate; critical thinking; overcoming obstacles; communication in change programmes; communication for managers; influencing and persuading; negotiation skills. Clients include overseas governments, training colleges, universities, special interest groups, professional bodies, an NHS trust, and individuals. All the sessions assess then address specific needs, requirements, or problems. All are highly practical.