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Expert in TVET and Education

Expert ID: 733015 United Kingdom

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Expert has global experience delivering TVET projects and creating solutions designed to align labour market skills needs to economic and education reforms. Strong focus on practical skills acquisition and employability pathways.

Expert has more than 25 years of experience in education and training from youth through to adult populations. Skilled in learning needs analysis, assessment, vocational education, qualification design, quality management systems, and accreditation. In-depth experience of international qualifications frameworks and alignment to educational and industrial requirements.

Expert is a seasoned project manager who has manged expert teams and international consultants with budgets exceeding £5.5 million. Strong client orientation, stakeholder relationship engagement, capacity building strategies, and experienced in taking projects from proposal development through to implementation.

Expert international experience includes more than ten developing and mature nations throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: Postgraduate Certificate Subject: Coaching and Change Management Institution: University of Chester
Year: 2012 Degree: Masters Subject: Lifelong Learning and Professional Development Institution: Leeds Metropolitan University
Year: 2007 Degree: BA (Hons) Subject: Lifelong Learning and Post-Compulsory Education Institution: Leeds Metropolitan University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to 2016 Employer: Scottish Qualification Authority Title: Team Leader (Education Expert) Department: Saudi Arabia Responsibilities: Project: Developing the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) – Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC)
• Team leader responsible for the overall successful design, development, and implementation of the Saudi Arabia National Qualifications Framework and project deliverables.
• Project manage and oversee all activities of international technical experts and internal PEEC team.
• Key project activities include: research, analysis, design and development, evaluations and recommendations, capacity building solutions, approval standards, registration processes and procedures, regulatory policies, governance, and sustainable operational plans.
• Management of stakeholder engagement with the Ministry of Education (including HE), Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Labour, Technical and Vocational Training Corporation, Saudi Skills Standards, Colleges of Excellence, public and private organisations, employers, and training providers across the Kingdom.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Hillcrest Children Services Title: Qualification Design Consultant (Product Developer) Department: UK Responsibilities: Designed and developed, including Ofqual accreditation and Ofsted approval, a Level 3 Diploma in Therapeutic Residential Child Care and Reflective Practice qualification for Hillcrest Children Services.

The prime aim of this Level 3 Diploma is to provide the candidate with a qualification that demonstrates their professional competence in delivering therapeutic care within a residential and educational setting.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Credit Services Association Title: Learning and Development Consultant Department: UK Responsibilities: Broadened the CSA collaborative business approach through partnerships with NOCN (awarding organisation), Financial & Legal Skills Partnership (Sector Skills Council), and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services to enhance the professional identity of the CSA.

Further development of qualifications for the finance sector and managed stakeholder and employee engagement for the re-development of national apprenticeships.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Employer: International Finance Corporation Title: TVET Expert Department: Jordan Responsibilities: Project: Further Technical Assistance for the development of the IFC ‘Education for Employment’ (E4E) initiative
The objective of this assignment was to align the IFC Employment for Education (E4E) initiative with the skills offered by the educational sector in Jordan with the needs of the ICT industry. This short-term project focused on piloting employability skills for graduates through curriculum reviews with selected participating universities across the Kingdom.
Years: 2013 to 2014 Employer: Credit Services Association Title: Learning and Development Consultant Department: Europe Responsibilities: Project: Education Portfolio Development and Advisory Services
Lead a collaborative project with European Partners and successfully secured funding under the ‘Leonardo da Vinci Learn Partnership’ scheme. This enabled the CSA to participate in a cross-border project focused on the development of an european wide qualification relating to Data Protection Regulations.
Years: 2013 to 2013 Employer: Scottish Qualification Authority Title: Team Leader (TVET Expert) Department: Jordan Responsibilities: Project: Technical Assistance for the development of the IFC ‘Education for Employment’ (E4E) initiative
• Lead consultant for the IFC ‘E4E’ initiative, which was designed to improve the employability skills of graduates and reduce the unemployment rate of youth in Jordan.
• Researched the employability skills gap between the private sector and academia, and delivered a recommendation report for development of a national qualifications framework.
• Delivered action and implementation plans for a Trade Association to transform into a Sector Skills Organisation under the mandate of the Ministry of Labour and the TVET Council.
• Recommended internationally recognised occupational standards for the ICT sector including assessment and certification processes for employability skills, and job profiles.
• Supported stakeholder involvement ranging from government minsters, private organisations and universities.
• Identified other similar projects within Jordan and created a stakeholder forum to share labour market intelligence and research.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: Credit Services Association Title: Learning and Development Consultant Department: UK Responsibilities: Developed a professional qualification pathway for the credit services industry and the CSA membership which consists of modern apprenticeships through to a Level 5 Diploma in Compliance Risk Management. This portfolio of vocationally driven qualifications are designed to enhance the professional identity of the industry.

Created and ‘rolled-out’ a ‘Collector Accreditation Initiative’, which is an annual online multi-choice test designed to assess collectors underpinning knowledge and understanding of relevant Regulatory Guidance and the Legislative Framework surrounding consumer credit.
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: Creative Education Title: Education Consultant and Course Author Department: UK Responsibilities: Project: Education Trainer and Course Developer
Developed and delivered In-Service Training (inset) programs for teachers, administrators and managers for schools and colleges across England. Courses were designed to meet the CPD needs of staff and included a range of commissioned courses franging from preparing for OFSTED inspections, to managing classroom behaviour, to effective school administration and management.

Supported the business in successfully submitting educational tenders and business contracts for Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: Distance Learning College Worldwide Title: Project Manager Department: UAE Responsibilities: Project: Development of Logistics Academy (UAE)
• Project managed all deliverables for the creation of a ‘world-class’ TVET Logistics Academy located in Abu Dhabi mirrored to the UAE military and civil requirements.
• Managed a financial budget and a team of international key experts, including the recruitment of all managerial posts for the Academy.
• Provided advice and guidance on the development of the UAE national qualifications framework, which has now been adopted, and aligned to the regions twelve industrial sectors.
• Identified international business opportunities with appropriate market entry strategies for the Baltic States, India, Nigeria, and Malaysia.
• Designed learning materials and training resources for the United Nations and the UAE Logistics Academy, including courses such as supply chain management, warehousing and distribution, procurement, manufacturing, including e-learning solutions.
• Delivered a variety of teacher training qualifications for the lifelong learning sector aligned to UK professional standards for aspiring trainers and teachers both in the UK and in the UAE.
• Provided technical assistance to DLC and the UAE Academy on the development of quality assurance systems and processes, benchmarked to international standards. Implemented robust audit mechanisms to measure the effectiveness of governance and the quality of teaching and learning.
• Liaised with external partners and key stakeholders, such as UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), UK Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET), Learning Skills Council (LSC), Skills Funding Agency (SFA), Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and other awarding organisations such as City & Guilds, to ensure that DLC quality assurance processes and market intelligence was maintained and current.
• Designed, developed and obtained international accreditation for a range of logistics qualifications aligned to the UK Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF), European Qualification Framework (EQF) and the UAE National Qualification Framework.
• Conducted European Social Funded (ESF) research activities in collaboration with Newcastle College and Leeds Metropolitan University on Coaching and Mentoring in the workplace.
• Successfully tendered for European funding to develop international communications and export strategies for the organisation.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Kirby Moor School Title: Education Advisor Department: UK Responsibilities: Project: Development of a Residential Behavioural Boys School
• Designed an innovative curriculum to reengage 13-16 year olds with complicated behavioural and learning difficulties, at a private, residential school.
• Directly managed all accreditation processes, centre approval applications, and quality assurance systems, including the process of obtaining OFSTED registration.
• Supported the schools’ strategic development plans, inspection requirements and SEN monitoring processes. Improved professional development opportunities, including the creation of self-assessment reports (SAR’s) for audit inspections and teacher training.
• Created and facilitated in-service educational and training (INSET) days for the on-going professional development of all employees. This included a range of short training courses to maintain professional development
• Maintained the schools’ ICT and ILT infrastructure. Developed training materials and delivered trainings to groups of 10 teachers.
• Conducted teaching observations for all members in-line with OFSTED inspection criteria.
Years: 2001 to 2007 Employer: Offender Learning and Skills Service Title: Curriculum Development Manager Department: UK Responsibilities: Project: OLASS Enhanced Vocational Curriculum
• Employed to manage and strengthen the quality of the curriculum for offender learning throughout the North East HMP establishments mapped against government rehabilitation reforms for juveniles, young offenders and adult male and female offenders.
• Designed new Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) support services that coordinated with internal and external stakeholders, for maximising the offender’s seamless transition back into society.
• Developed a Management Information System (MIS) that monitored, collated, analysed and evaluated the quality of the learning provision, which was highly praised by OFSTED.
• Sourced and managed (£40K) additional funding streams from the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) to supplement the delivery of basic skills.
• Conducted educational funded research activities, such as the development of Subject Learning Coaches which was funded (£20K) by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS).
• Graded twice as an ‘Outstanding’ teacher by OFSTED inspectors.
• Revitalised the vocational curriculum for HMP establishments throughout the North East of England.
Years: 1997 to 2001 Employer: Karina King Consultants Title: Regional Training Manager Department: UK Responsibilities: Project: Product Training
• Project managed a team of 10 highly motivated professional trainers throughout the North of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Accountable for designing and delivery of multiple bespoke training solutions on digital cameras, networking devices, printing peripherals, processors, handheld devices, etc. for major ICT manufacturers in order to support the client’s strategic business and marketing objectives.
• Designed a number of ICT training and marketing solutions for prestige clients.
Years: 1985 to 1997 Employer: Bass Taverns Plc. Title: Retail and Development Manager Department: UK Responsibilities: • Licensed retail manager of several highly profitable businesses. Due to entrepreneurial skills, management experience and knowledge of the business sector, became the organisations youngest training development manager for the North East of England.
• Developed hospitality national vocational qualifications at level 2 and level 3 mainly in customer care for bar staff, team leaders and deputy managers.
• Managed several highly successful and profitable licensed retail businesses.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2015 to 2016 Agency: Saudi Arabia / Public Education Evaluation Commission (PEEC) Role: Project Team Leader Description: Team leader responsible for the overall successful design, development, and implementation of the Saudi Arabia National Qualifications Framework and project deliverables.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2015 to 2016 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: NQF project
Years: 2015 to 2016 Country / Region: Jordan Summary: E4E project
Years: 2015 to 2016 Country / Region: Germany / Poland / Austria Summary: Leonardo da Vinci Learn Partnership Project
Years: 2015 to 2016 Country / Region: UAE Summary: Project Manager
Years: 2015 to 2016 Country / Region: Malaysia / Singapore Summary: Virtual Export Manager

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Mother tongue
Arabic Basic

Fields of Expertise

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