Health & Social Care Training Throughout England

Meet The Team

We are a sector leading health & social care training provider delivering leadership and management programmes nationally with outstanding participation and achievement rates. 

We are a Skills for Care Centre of Excellence with strong sector partnerships and the official training partner of the National Care Association

Our Team

Peter Phillips

Chairman

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Peter Phillips

Chairman

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

The pleasure of being part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team where everyone’s contribution and views are valued equally.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

Supporting others where I can, caring and sharing.

Describe yourself with three words

Empathic, determined, supportive.

Hobbies

Music, and other pleasures that enrich body and soul!

Personal Statement

My main career was in finance and corporate leadership, currently non-executive roles in healthcare, HE, aspirational training, and the arts, and I now look to inspire others to achieve their potential. My motto is – I don’t ask for much, but may it be of excellent quality!

Neil Crawford

Chief Executive

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Neil Crawford

Chief Executive

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

I love Access Skills, it has been a big part of my life. It has been so rewarding to see the impact that our great team of people can have on so many individual learners. Being able to help them to improve their knowledge and skills and supporting them to improve their performance in their important job roles in the Care sector, motivates us all.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

My role is to give the overall strategic direction and enable organisational relationships that will support the team to succeed and make things better. It is a big responsibility when people rely on you to do the right thing.

Describe yourself with three words

Innovator, Enthusiastic, Open.

Hobbies

I try to keep fit and swim most days. Golf and tennis are my other sporting activities. I love watching most sports but especially football and motorsport. My dad introduced me to Everton at an early age and I have been a “Blue nose” all my life since.

Juliet Meeres

Curriculum Board Advisor

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Juliet Meeres

Curriculum Board Advisor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

There is room for everyone to grow and progress at Access Skills and the development of its staff is key. It’s a forward-thinking organisation, where any idea can be turned into an opportunity.

Each person is valued and made to feel like they belong; celebrations and social events are the ‘norm’!

How do you live the Access Skills values?

Within my role at Access Skills as both an Assessor and Board Advisor, I believe that everyone listens to each other and their voice is heard. Having the chance to vote for ‘player of the month’ is a great idea and is motivational and makes you feel valued as a team member.

Describe yourself with three words

Open-minded, honest, and enthusiastic.  

Hobbies

Netflix, food, sports, outdoor activities and relaxing holidays!

About Me

I love the gym (now we can go back!!), eating out, trying different food and nice wine, as well as travelling (less of the latter recently!).

Debbie Lewis

Chief Operating Officer

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Debbie Lewis

Chief Operating Officer

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

It’s refreshing to work for an organisation where the leadership honestly wants the best for their staff. The open collaboration between everyone boosts moral and gives everyone a sense that they are valued and important.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I really appreciate working for an organisation that’s transparent about its values, because it means we are all clear about what we need to do and how we should go about doing it. 

Describe yourself with three words

I’m always learning.

Hobbies

Outside of work, I’m in love with my family, obsessed with traveling and experiencing different cultures, if I haven’t been there yet, it’s on my list!  I read a lot, mostly factual books, but also research articles, written by academics on ways to develop soft skills to get hard results.  I think, my motto in life must be ‘we are always learning’

Personal Statement

My passion for leadership and coaching people can be traced back to my school days.  Whether as the captain of my high school netball team or leading teams at work.  Why?  I like the challenge and getting people excited about doing new things and achieving great results.  So, right now, that’s working with the team at Access Skills and all the new challenges ahead.

Adam Crawford

Operations Manager

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Adam Crawford

Operations Manager

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

I really enjoy working at Access Skills, it’s great working in a team that feels like one big family. I enjoy the challenge of having to think and adapt quickly in a sector that’s constantly changing and evolving. It’s also rewarding to know I’m part of a team here at Access Skills that is trying to make a difference in the health & social care sector.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I often give support and guidance to my colleagues to help the team succeed. I believe being honest and transparent when talking to colleagues and stakeholders is the best way to do business.

Describe yourself with three words

Approachable, supportive & patient.

Hobbies

I like watching most sports and going to the cinema to watch the latest film releases. I enjoy going for long runs and participating in running races. I also like getting out on the golf course when I can.

Personal Statement

I have been at Access Skills for over 10 years and currently working as the Operations Manager. I am part of the leadership team which oversees all areas of the business. I evaluate and improve the company’s management systems and processes to ensure they are carried out in most productive and cost-effective way while also maintaining compliance.

Charlotte Fells

Head of Learning and Programme Delivery

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Charlotte Fells

Head of Learning and Programme Delivery

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

I feel privileged to work with such a fantastic team of people, with a culture that promotes transparency, inclusivity, and innovation. Every day is both challenging and rewarding, supporting individuals to develop their skills and knowledge in a sector (Health and Social Care) that deserves the very best from its workforce.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I lead by example, demonstrating our core values in every area of my role and promote a culture that encourages and supports my team to do the same.

Describe yourself with three words

Passionate, enthusiastic, and supportive.

Hobbies

Spending time with my husband and children, enjoying new experiences and visiting different places. I also love to read everything and anything I can, it’s always the first thing I do when I have 5 minutes to myself.

Personal Statement

As the Head of Learning & Programme Delivery, my role is to oversee and manage the delivery of our qualifications and training programmes to ensure that we provide at all times high-quality provision.

Marley Gama

Marketing and Business Growth Manager

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Marley Gama

Marketing and Business Growth Manager

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

It has been an absolute privilege to join a warm and welcoming organisation that’s made me feel part of the team since day one. It’s refreshing to work alongside individuals who are truly passionate about what they do and are always willing to share their wealth of knowledge with colleagues and learners alike. Working for Access Skills is like working with one big supportive family!

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I live the Access Skills values by doing my best and always looking for innovative ways to improve. I am a firm believer that working as a team, collaborating and supporting one another achieves the best results.

Describe yourself with three words

Spontaneous, creative, friendly

Hobbies

I love to travel, learn about new cultures, and of course sample the local cuisine. Outside of work I can often be found spending time with friends and family, out on a hike, attempting a new recipe, or with my nose buried in a book.

Personal Statement

I have 7 years of experience in marketing after graduating university with a Business and Marketing degree. As a marketing professional, I am driven by the dynamic nature of the industry and the opportunity to creatively engage with our audiences.

Sam Mason

Head of Performance Management & Compliance

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Sam Mason

Project Executive 

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Working at Access Skills has both a professional and ‘family’ feel. The team are helpful and all go the extra mile for their learners, employers and stakeholders.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I lead by example, demonstrating our core values in every area of my role and promote a culture that encourages and supports the team around me to do the same.

Describe yourself with three words

Resilient, thoughtful, honest

Hobbies

Spending time with my lovely family and friends, travelling, swimming, walking my little dog and getting lost in a TV drama series.

Personal Statement

I have over 20 years’ experience in the Further Education sector, after graduating at University I completed 15 years working in a local FE College in various roles and in the last 5 years worked for local ITP’s leading compliance teams to fulfill all areas of funding contractual compliance and ensuring wider compliance across areas such as Governance and HR/Performance management.

Megan Bond

Finance Officer

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Megan Bond

Finance Officer

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Access Skills is a very genuine company with a progressive outlook and approach to the support they give our clients.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

The values are something that I would like to think that I apply not only in the work environment but to life as a whole.

Describe yourself with three words

Reliable, Loyal, Experienced.

Hobbies

Gardening, Rambling, Puzzle solving

Personal Statement

Despite being in the 50th year of my working life, during the last 18 months, Access Skills has given me the opportunity to learn new skills and a whole new working environment.

Dina Patel

Systems and Project Development Coordinator

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Dina Patel

Systems and Project Development Coordinator​

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

You are always given the opportunity to put forward your ideas and grow within in your role and it is enjoyable working in a collaborative environment with people sharing ideas and best practice. There is never a dull moment at Access Skills.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I do believe in doing the right thing and ensuring ethically we’re committed to our customers by delivering the best possible service we can, to help to achieve their career goals.

Describe yourself with three words

I’m self-motivated, well organised and ethical.

Hobbies

I enjoy baking and experimenting with ingredients along with reading Sophie Kinsella books.

Personal Statement

I have worked for Access Skills for over 10 years in the Information Advice Guidance Team providing information, advice and guidance to individuals and employers who are interested in our Health and Social Care learning and development programmes. My current role is Systems and Project Development Coordinator and I coordinate designated processes and procedures supporting the team, as well as monitoring the efficiency of operations and applying methods to improve processes.

Adam Pritchard

Systems and Project Development Coordinator

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Adam Pritchard

Systems and Project Development Coordinator

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Access Skills is a great place to work, it is a real family-like environment, with support always there – should you need it.

I have first-hand experience of how supportive Access Skills are, in putting me forward to develop my knowledge and skill-set through gaining qualifications whilst working here.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I live the Access Skills values by being adaptable and always looking at ways on how I can help the team succeed – whether that’s by helping to make systems/processes/reporting better or by being on hand to help out with any given task.

Describe yourself with three words

Reliable, analytical, team-player.

Hobbies

Playing and watching sports, travelling and going to music gigs.

Personal Statement

I have recently returned to Access Skills, having previously worked here for 3 years. I have now returned to a Systems and Project Development Coordinator role, this role enables me to support the team in ensuring systems and processes are effective and efficient. Whilst also providing the team with data analysis, in order to help monitor performance to help achieve team and individual KPI’s.

Kal Singh

Skills Advisor

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Kal Singh

Skills Advisor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Very refreshing start for me here at Access Skills starting in January 2023. Made to feel very welcome and part of the team from day one.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

Able to work on own initiative and part of a team successfully. With honesty and integrity at the forefront at all times 

Describe yourself with three words

Self motivated, tenacious, committed 

Hobbies

Sports including cricket, football, rugby league, karate. Enjoy cooking and eating out

Personal Statement

I am very committed and driven in anything I undertake and get great satisfaction out of helping business customers and individual learners in their chosen careers. By being open, transparent and providing the best guidance and support  

Laila Hussain

Skills Advisor

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Laila Hussain

Skills Advisor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Since beginning my role at Access Skills, I have been made to feel extremely welcome. The team have always been supportive, informative, and have helped me tremendously.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

Always work to the best of my ability, and believe in helping others and working as part of a team. I believe in integrity, and doing the right thing as honesty goes a long way.

Describe yourself with three words

Hardworking, thoughtful, and creative

Hobbies

My hobbies include socialising with friends, reading, writing and spending too much time with my cockapoo Bailey.

Personal Statement

I am a hardworking individual who works well as part of a team, and independently. I enjoy setting goals and challenges for myself, and strive in developing my knowledge and understanding in all aspects of life.

Louise Nguyen

Skills Advisor

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Louise Nguyen

Skills Advisor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Working at Access Skills is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. It’s a warm and inviting environment, especially for newcomers. What makes it particularly rewarding is our role in helping individuals advance in their careers.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I’m all about teamwork and continuous improvement. I take my commitments seriously, ensuring I follow through and communicate effectively when obstacles arise, so we can find solutions together.

Describe yourself with three words

Adventurous, Sociable, Driven

Hobbies

Traveling to different places is a real passion of mine, exploring new cultures. I really enjoy shopping, trying new foods when dining out. Spending time with my family and friends is important, whether we’re going to events or just hanging out. I also love cooking and being creative in the kitchen. And, of course, cuddling with my adorable kittens!

Personal Statement

In my role as a care advisor, I bring a dynamic approach and value accountability. My friendly and positive nature helps me build strong connections with those I advise. These qualities define how I guide individuals in finding the best career paths within the care industry.

Pani Dimitriou

Skills Advisor

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Pani Dimitriou

Skills Advisor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Access Skills is an extremely welcoming and friendly environment. The team make you feel like one and everyone is enjoyable and fun. No idea is silly, you are always listened to and made to feel like a valuable member of the team.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I always want to make sure I am helping people to the best that I can be. Ensuring that my learners receive the correct and most up to date information. I always strive to ensure my team and learners are succeeding and are being empowered.

Describe yourself with three words

Adventurous, Optimistic and Philosophical

Hobbies

My most passionate hobby is traveling. You learn the most and meet the most amazing people when exploring the world. You interact with people who you would never meet on a day to day basis and see places only imaginable in dreams. I enjoy exploring art galleries and museums with my partner – forever learning new things. Then of course trying new food places!

Personal Statement

As a Skills Advisor I bring passion and enthusiasm to the workplace and my learners. My optimistic and positive attitude helps me connect with my colleagues and those I advise. I enjoy pushing myself to be the best person I can be and to help those around me.

Joelma Fernandes

IAG and Enrolment Team Leader

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Joelma Fernandes

IAG and Enrolment Team Leader

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Working at Access Skills is a rewarding job. You’re helping people achieve their professional goals as well as their further education and it feels great. You’re never bored, no day is the same and that’s what makes the job so much fun.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I’m the type of person who’s always looking to make things better in any way I can. I always aim to do the right thing and above all else if I say I’ll do something believe that I will. My word and keeping my word is always extremely important to me.

Describe yourself with three words

I’m free spirited, committed, and a great listener!

Hobbies

I love music, I’m currently the front woman of Beorma, an Indie Pop band. I love true crime books as well as documentaries, and I also love to watch Historical films.

Personal Statement

I’ve only recently joined the team as a Sales and Marketing Assistant but I already feel like a valued member of an amazing company. My role consists of sorting out all of the application forms for learners and guiding them all the way through enrolment, as well as assigning the different enquiries we get between the skills advisors.

Elise Andrews

IAG and Enrolment Coordinator

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Elise Andrews

IAG and Enrolment Coordinator

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Working for Access Skills means working in a fast paced, ever changing environment, which allows me to develop and adapt to new skills quickly, and support new, upcoming and existing learners in any way that I can.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I live the Access Skills values as I am always happy to help in any way that I can to help the team succeed, and always do my best to do what I say and respond in the timeframe given.

Describe yourself with three words

I would describe myself as motivated, helpful and patient.

Hobbies

My hobbies include socialising with friends, learning and playing new songs on the keyboard, reading and listening to music.

Personal Statement

I have been working for Access Skills for over 2 years. I currently work in the IAG department as a Sales and Marketing Support Assistant. This entails assigning the different enquiries we get between the skills advisors, creating and sending out forms to enquiries who want to progress and enrol onto a course with us, enrolling those applicants onto the course once we have received all necessary forms, and much more. I am always happy to speak with both new and existing learners, giving them any information, help and support they may need in any way I can.

Katherine Oglesby

Apprenticeship Lead/Learning & Skills Tutor

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Katherine Oglesby

Apprenticeship Lead/Learning & Skills Tutor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Great! They are a fantastic team and so encouraging and supportive. It really is like a family and I’m not just saying that. I had previously worked for Access Skills on a freelance, self-employed basis for 2 years as an assessor but had always wanted to work for them full time because they are such a great company and team to work with. I have achieved that now and am over the moon to be part of the full-time curriculum team.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I like to think that I have strong morals and ethics and enjoy working closely with other team members and learners to achieve goals. I am a very honest person and like to be involved with supporting learners to overcome any challenges or struggles they may be facing and make everything for them as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Describe yourself with three words

Patient, loyal, meticulous.

Hobbies

I have a horse called Teddy and enjoy spending time outside down at the stables and with my friends there. I’m not a thrill-seeker but enjoy being outdoors, in the countryside, and also love to travel and cook. I would really like to travel more and experience different cultures and foods.

Personal Statement

I am involved in teaching, assessing and supporting learners to progress and achieve their qualifications. I am a qualified and experienced Health and Social Care Manager having worked my way up the ladder completing my Diploma’s and Apprenticeships on the way. I can empathise with learners and the demands of their roles as I also did my levels 2, 3 and 5 (and a business Diploma) whilst working in care settings before my transition to the education sector as a trainer and assessor in Health and Social Care.

Dan Leddy

Learning and Skills Tutor

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Dan Leddy

Learning and Skills Tutor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

There’s never a dull moment! All of the various tasks that my role requires is a constant challenge and forces me to juggle different skills throughout a typical working day. Whether I’m on the phone giving support to a learner or compiling a portfolio ready for certification, there is always something new to do.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I like to think that you need a certain empathy with this role. People really do struggle, especially those in full time working positions. Being able to support and guide them is a very rewarding thing, especially if they are under a lot of stress. Doing the right thing and saying what I will do certainly falls under this and seeing someone’s stress levels recede after a supportive phone call is just one of the things that makes this job really worth it.

Describe yourself with three words

Meticulous, patient and creative.

Hobbies

I have been a musician since 1996 and I still have a deep passion for music. I also love to write and I am a borderline obsessive home cook. Oh, and don’t bring up anything fantasy or sci-fi as you will not shut me up! Whether it’s films or books, I’m a shameless geek you will not see the end of that conversation. I love it all!

Personal Statement

While my background is mostly rooted in music (I was a music teacher and assessor in a previous life), since joining the Access Skills team in March of 2015, I have learned so much about this sector and every day I strive to use this knowledge to support, guide and help our learners through their courses. Furthering their studies and by extension, their chosen career paths.

Sukhjeevan Kundi

Learning Support Assistant

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Sukhjeevan Kundi

Learning Support Assistant

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Rewarding! Knowing that all of the work, time and effort we put into the learners throughout their journey with us pays off at the end when they get the qual.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

One of the most important things making it better for our learners, making sure their assignments go out to assessors the same day they are submitted and also sending out their feedback.

Describe yourself with three words

Fun, Bubbly, Clumsy

Hobbies

Love to binge watch a good Netfilx/ TV series. Number 1 foodie, love to try new foods from around the world

Personal Statement

I have been working for Access Skills for almost 2 years. Within my role, I sort through the submissions from the learners, this includes conducting the initial checks when the assignments come in then sending them out to the assessors for marking. I also have a hand in the feedbacks, so I send the feedback for each assignment from the assessors to the learners. I go through the inbox each morning and throughout the day giving advice and guidance where possible or directing emails so the necessary member of the team.

Sonia Gordon

Learning and Skills Tutor

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Sonia Gordon

Learning and Skills Tutor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

It’s a fast-paced environment, no 2 days are the same and I get to work with a very supportive team. During the pandemic, I have felt very safe as we have been provided with the resources and equipment to work effectively from home, which has enabled us to provide continuity for our learners.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I help the team to succeed by working together collectively to achieve targets, making things better for the learner by doing the right thing, which could be a phone call to lend a listening ear, to relieve any concerns, answer any questions or work together to put a support plan in place to aid their progress. Ultimately, following through by doing what I say.

Describe yourself with three words

Loyal, intuitive and compassionate.

Hobbies

I am very family orientated and also enjoy spending time with close friends. Hobbies include cooking, travel and watching catchup TV. I am also partial to the occasional bottle of pink Moscato.

Personal Statement

I have worked for Access Skills for just over two and half years as part of the curriculum team. My role has recently changed, however, still involves daily engagement with learners. This includes providing guidance and tuition, marking assignments, completing observations, professional discussions….

Holly Croft

Learning and Skills Tutor

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Holly Croft

Learning and Skills Tutor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

During the last 5 years I have enjoyed my role immensely, the team and the learners are amazing and it’s nice to know we are raising standards and supporting the care industry. We are like family here, all working together and helping each other.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I do what I say and do the right thing, I always have the best interests for our learners. I’m constantly trying to do the right thing as ultimately, we want to succeed.

Describe yourself with three words

Fun, happy and positive.

Hobbies

Caring for my pets and children take up most of my time, I enjoy watching films, cooking and gardening.

Personal Statement

I love talking to learners and helping them to achieve their goals. I try and look for solutions and use plans to support achievement. Part of my role is supporting learners and finding how we can overcome barriers to any learning difficulties they have.

Dawn Standley

Learning and Skills Tutor

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Dawn Standley​

Learning and Skills Tutor

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

I have enjoyed my role immensely; the team are amazing and it’s nice to know we are raising standards and supporting the care industry. We are like family here, all working together and helping each other.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I like to think that you need a certain empathy with this role. People really do struggle, especially those in full time working positions. Being able to support and guide them is a very rewarding thing, especially if they are under a lot of stress. Doing the right thing and saying what I will do certainly falls under this and seeing someone’s stress levels recede after a supportive phone call is just one of the things that makes this job really worth it.

Describe yourself with three words

Fun-loving, honest, and patient

Hobbies

Socialising with friends and family, walking my dog, Baking.

Personal Statement

I have only recently joined Access Skills.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with others to support learners to develop and be the best they can be. Working for Access Skills enables me to use my knowledge and skills to do this and they support me in my development too-you never stop learning.

Chris Cotton

Programme Coordinator

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Chris Cotton

Programme Coordinator

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Working for Access Skills is great, it’s a rewarding experience to work within a team of supportive individuals all collaborating to help people and upskill the sector. It’s good to know that we make a real difference!

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I live the A/S values by supporting both colleagues and learners alike, I’m a problem solver and have a very strong sense of responsibility. I hold myself to a very high standard and like to help others.

Describe yourself with three words

Positive, Professional, Analytical

Hobbies

Classic cars & motorcycles, sports and travelling.

Personal Statement

I’ve recently returned to Access Skills, my role now is to lead and support Apprenticeship enrolments. I’m able to support the team and candidates alike and make sure we’re all getting the most out of each opportunity. I love a challenge and no task is too big or small.

Emily Handley

Curriculum Quality Lead

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Emily Handley

Curriculum Quality Lead

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

I love working for a company where everyone works as a team and supports each other to succeed. Supporting learners is at the heart of the business and this is reflected in the values the team share and the innovative approach to learning they provide.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I enjoy working as part of a team, to reflect on what we do and make it better for the team and our learners. Striving to continuously improve quality and the resources we have available. This also includes listening to our learners and my colleagues, to take on board feedback and new ideas to help promote successful teaching and learning and offer the best service to our learners and their employers.

Describe yourself with three words

Organised, honest, inquisitive

Hobbies

I love spending time with family and friends. I enjoy days outs, whether this is a trip to the beach, a dog walk, theme parks, the zoo, or exploring National Trust Sites. I also love holidays and learning.

Personal Statement

As the Curriculum Quality Lead, I am passionate about making learning exciting and innovative. Leading a team to develop resources and product to help those in the business and our learners enjoy their time learning with us and that this is delivered to a high standard.

Vickie Lawday

Assessor and Tutor

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Vickie Lawday

Assessor and Tutor 

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

I love working for Access Skills they are a fantastic company to work for who live their values in everything they do. I feel very privileged to work for them with such a knowledgeable and supportive team. I originally worked for them as a freelance assessor and was very happy and honoured to be offered a permanent position with them in July 2022.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I try to live the values of Access Skills in everything I do in my role supporting learners to achieve their qualification when they often struggle working full time, studying and juggling everything can be very challenging. I support and encourage learners to succeed and make things better, ensuring I do what I say.

Describe yourself with three words

Adventurous, caring and passionate

Hobbies

I love to travel and explore new cultures. I enjoy yoga, walking, being in nature, aromatherapy and natural medicine and rescuing stray cats.

Personal Statement

I have worked in social care for 30 plus years and making a difference to the sector by supporting others to learn and develop is very important to me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and skills with others to support learners to develop and be the best they can be. Working for Access Skills enables me to use my knowledge and skills to do this and they support me in my development too-you never stop learning.

Deborah Wyber

Tutor and IQA

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Deborah Wyber

Tutor and IQA

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

Working for Access Skills is fantastic, they have the work place culture spot on which means myself and the team I work with are motivated and enjoy working towards supporting learners to achieve.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I think I live the Access Skills values by ensuring that I approach learners and my teaching with passion, so learners can see that I enjoy what I do and I believe in the health and social care sector, I show integrity by ensuring that I know my professional limits and capabilities so I am able to get the right support for learners from another member of the team. Using a compassionate approach to progression and learning I nurture learners to enable them to make small steps to achieving a qualification, enabling them to succeed and be better.

I am committed to ensuring that the learning journey I am on is filled with asking questions, asking for help and support, and pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

Describe yourself with three words

Approachable, caring and kind.

Hobbies

Fitness, eating chocolate and walking my dogs.

Personal Statement

With the right support and approach, you can achieve anything as long as you are committed and get comfortable feeling uncomfortable, which enables you to grow.

Amber Dickens

Administration Assistant

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Amber Dickens

Administration Assistant 

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

It has been great working for Access Skills, especially with the warm welcome I was given I have settled in quickly and have felt supported by everyone here. The team have been tremendously helpful, informative, and friendly making me feel at ease since day 1.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

I believe in helping others and working alongside everybody as a team to the best of my ability.

Describe yourself with three words

Thoughtful, persistent, motivated.

Hobbies

I love to dance and teach dance. I enjoy styles ballet and commercial most but am always up for learning something new.

Personal Statement

I have recently began my journey in Business Administration after studying dance for years. My eagerness and motivation has helped me within my role at Access Skills in the Sales and Administration team.

Tiarna Lester

Administration Assistant

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Tiarna Lester

Administration Assistant 

What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

So far working at access skills has been highly enjoyable.  All the staff are so helpful and supportive, making it very easy to fit in. As an apprentice, the fast-paced working environment allows me to continuously learn new thing, and I am constantly developing my skills.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

By ensuing I am working hard and always trying my best, leaning on those around me if I need support in doing this. Also making sure I can be as quick as possible when helping our learners, from responding to emails to sending off their work for marking. 

Describe yourself with three words

Fast learner, hardworking and kind.

Hobbies

Spending time with family and friends

Trying new things with my daughter

Going to the gym

Watching Eastenders

Personal Statement

I have recently joined the access skills team as an apprentice, within my role I have been given a range of responsibilities. Some of which include communicating with learners through email or on the phone, sending out learners work to be marked or send learners their feedback once received from the assessors. Working with the curriculum team we are the main point of contact for the learners, we try and provide sufficient responses to any of their queries. 

Freelance Assessors and Tutors

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Freelance Assessors and Tutors


What’s it like to work for Access Skills?

It is great to be able to be part of a team of 20+ freelance tutors and assessors. Being able to support the full-time team at Access Skills and all of the learners is so fulfilling! Having the flexibility of working freelance allows us to contribute effectively whilst also fitting around our other commitments and personal lives.

How do you live the Access Skills values?

By being available, we support the team to perform effectively and help learners to be as successful as they can be with their programmes. Being happy to support the learner’s journey in any way possible is the most important thing from our roles as tutors and assessors, and we strive to help out in any way we can.

Describe yourself with three words

Professional, friendly, passionate.

Personal Statement

As a freelancer, it is refreshing to be able to work with such a supportive and friendly team, which makes the job of assessing and tutoring the learners so rewarding and enjoyable. Our role includes teaching, marking, feedback, observation and assessment of subjects/topics we have expertise in. We work very closely with the full-time Curriculum team in this role and they are a great team to work with.

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Welcome to Access Skills

We are a sector-leading health & social care training provider delivering leadership and management qualifications and training, induction training and practitioner qualifications. We support our employer clients nationally and can offer outstanding participation and achievement rates.

We are a Skills for Care Endorsed Provider with strong sector partnerships and the official training partner of the National Care Association.

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