Profession

Senior Lecturer, Assessor for the IiC Award, Higher Education Professional

Location

Southwark , London


Experience

Senior Lecturer PG Dip/QCG
LSBU
I started my life in the careers service as an employment officer and after being offered a traineeship by Cheshire Careers Service, studied for what was then the Dip.CG at Birmingham Polytechnic. I have worked variously as a careers adviser, senior careers adviser for TVEI, training officer for a large careers service and director of a 2 year government funded project for management development of careers services in England before becoming freelance as a training and development consultant in 1995. I have worked at LSBU since 1997, combining this with my freelance role. I am nearing the end of my career, but joined WorkingAdviser to keep up to date with what is happening on the ground.

Skills

Ed.D Professional Doctorate in Education
LSBU
Currently studying for a professional doctorate with a focus on using social media in careers guidance. Expected date of completion 2016
Master of Arts in Education
The Open University
This MA Ed (Open) focussed on a socio cultural approach to education. I studied this part time between 2008 and 2010 and used my practice to inform theory.
Post Graduate Diploma in Training Management
Institute of Personnel Development (formerly ITD)
A blended learning course with a monthly taught element on the management of training and development. Awarded in 1992
Post Graduate Diploma in the Education of the 14-19 year old
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
A one year secondment from my post as a careers adviser to study on a post graduate diploma focussing on the education of 14-19 year olds. Included placements with employers, work experience and work shadowing. Qualification awarded in 1984
Diploma in Careers Guidance, DipCG parts 1 and 2
Birmingham Polytechnic
A one year course followed by a year of assessment and supervision in the role of careers adviser