At Dynamic Training UK we recognise our staff is our biggest asset and we believe in fostering a positive empowering culture that enables our team to consult and share ideas.
Meet some of our Team Members
Susanne Forster- Assessor and Tutor
I am currently employed with Dynamic as an Assessor and Tutor. Covering L2 and L3 Health Apprenticeships, I am also working on the TAQA qualification with Frimley Park Hospital, Pathology.
Although I have only been with the company a short time I have experience with delivering clinical health and social care, more recently working with the Defence Medical Services in Whittington, working with Army, Navy, and RAF trainee medics, who were also completing L3 Clinical Health Apprenticeships.
I also have a nursing background and did some teaching at Farnborough College of Technology, in regard to the knowledge units, where I also gained my Cert Ed. In my spare time I also work with adults with learning difficulties, and have gained knowledge and experience in this sector.
I have also worked with Health Care Assistants, who were completing their L2 and L3 Clinical qualification, this included both NHS and Private Sector.
Leigh Reid- Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer
Welcome to Dynamic Training UK Ltd. My name is Leigh Reid and I am an assessor and Internal Quality Assurer. I have worked in the health and social care sector for over 20 years and for 10 years I taught at Thames Valley University as a senior lecturer. During my time with Thames Valley University I was given the opportunity to teach in Bangladesh. A most humbling experience that I take with me to all my students.
I currently manage a Dementia Nursing Care Home in North London supporting the care for 52 people living with a dementia, supporting and managing a staff team of 87.
I am a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management and I am able to chare this knowledge and expertise with my students.
Adam Keys- Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer
Adam is an experienced assessor across all business areas and leads on e-portfolios, across the organisation. Adam supports all staff and learners working on programmes using e-ports.
Adam says he likes the delivery method of e-ports as he feels there is increased support for the learner with a response greater than waiting for the monthly visits in practice.
He has recently been accredited with his Internal Quality Assurance qualification and looks forward to developing this role further onto the e-portfolio system
Gill Fowler- Trainer, Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer
I have worked for Dynamic Training UK for the last 3 years, my role with Dynamic is to assess learners with their qualification and to support them as much as possible. I have the following qualifications Level 2 NVQ in clinical healthcare support. Level 3 NVQ in clinical healthcare support, I have my A1 award and have had this for the last 4 years, and I have a PTLS teaching qualification. I am a trained phlebotomist and have recently completed my IAG qualification.
Karima Bengalha- Functional Skills Tutor
I have considerable experience in teaching, assessing learners, organising people and delivering activities using different methods and resources to ensure that learners are fully trained and aware of Health and Safety requirements and appeals procedure. I Carry out training, coaching, assessing learners in health and social care and customer services levels 2 & 3 supporting them to achieve their key skills and functional skills qualifications.
My education includes a Master’s degree, level 5 teaching qualification and level 3 in Assessing Vocational Achievement. During this time I have completed many topics including the course assessment, curriculum enhancement and classroom management, Assessments methods and vocational assessment process. Through these studies, I have gained in depth knowledge of scientific and professional subjects which include Mathematics, statistics, IT, good class management, and challenging students with bad behaviour, working with students with different abilities and assessing learners using a range of assessment methods. My Teaching experience included supporting vocational and work based areas, tutoring learners in key skills /functional skills from entry level 1 to level 2, delivering workshops and supporting customers with their employability skills. My duties also involved delivering skills for work sessions including computer skills to support learners to get back into work and provide learners with employability skills such as interview, telephone techniques and CV workshops. My appropriate teaching qualification, subject qualifications and my successful experience of designing and delivering teaching helped me to deliver training to groups of learners with different abilities in a fast paced target driven environment, with that position I was dealing with challenging and vulnerable people who did not achieve their qualifications for different reasons. During my work experience I have had good OFSTED report, meeting business department and my professional qualification target. I have a good knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher which I use to create materials and integrate ICT as a resource in lessons plan. Good Language skills including French and Arabic.
Claire Gardner- Director of Operations and Excellence
BA Primary Care, Dip HE in Health Studies and Dip HE in Child Health. Dip HE Management level 5, continuous professional development in Effective Management of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, nurse prescriber, person centred facilitator, Skilled for Health facilitator, teaching and assessing in clinical practice, Preparation for Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector level 4, registered Learning Disability and Paediatric Nurse and Health Visitor.
With over 15 years experience of working in managerial roles within the health and education sectors, Claire used her knowledge and skills to develop Dynamic Training UK Ltd.
Under Claire’s management Dynamic Training UK Ltd has developed strong partnerships across various sectors to ensure effective employer engagement and meet the training and development needs of employee’s. Claire’s ability to design and create bespoke accredited training packages that meet the specific needs of the workforce has enabled organisations to develop staff in line with national, local and service requirements. Claire has also had the opportunity to provide strong leadership and management in driving key projects forward for government bodies and NHS trusts.
Caron Keys- Director of Quality and Business Development
Caron Keys has been an independent consultant since mid-2009 following 18 years in Education at Thames Valley University.
When Caron took redundancy she was the Director of Further Education in The Faculty of Health and Human Sciences.
Caron has built up a great amount of knowledge of the Further Education Sector and gained an insight into learning and development within NHS Trusts across South Central and London.
In 2010/11 Caron was one of the authors working for Pearson on the new Apprentice Activity Text for Health and Social Care level 2. She has worked with ABC as co – author for QCF units and as a Centre Risk Assessor for Edexcel.
Caron visited Bangladesh on the Health and Social Care project and undertook some work in Poland with The British Council to advise on Post Registration Nurse Education.
Caron is a qualified Internal Verifier and Regitered Nurse. She also holds various training and development and management qualifications.
James Gardner- Director of Finance and Contracts
James is the programme lead for Hospitality programmes at Dynamic Training UK, is a career hospitality professional with over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. James's background in hospitality covers most facets of the industry from accommodation services, food and beverage operations, front of house, facilities management, customer service and administration.
Having qualified from West London University, James joined the Rank Hotels Management graduate scheme. He has worked in Europe and throughout the UK and has held Management posts with Forte, Queens Moat, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza and Rezidor Hotels. James also held regional posts with Scottish and Newcastle breweries and has also been a peripatetic lecturer in Marketing at Thames Valley University.
Iwona Elliott- Business Development Manager
MA of Public Health and Management of Health and Social Care Institutions, BA in Physiotherapy, Adult Learning Tutor/ Assessor, Internal Quality Assurer.
With over 10 year experience within the Health and Social Care sector, Iwona has used her skills to support organisations across the sector in development and implementation of the Learning and Development Strategies that meet their organisational vision and values as well as the legal requirements of the sector.
Passionate about developing customised training and development offers that enable individuals to take on new roles and organisations to retain high potential workforce, as part of succession planning and accelerated development, offering alternative routes to the traditionally expected career steps.