Abigail has worked at sea for four years in the merchant navy, on cruise ships, as both a cadet and a qualified officer of the watch. Her role focused on the safety of the ship and its passengers and she learnt many skills, working with people of various nationalities.
Having now come ashore, Abigail is using these skills to support workforce development in Society, Health and Childhood. Her role involves contact with lots of employers and supporting students to gain employability skills.
I have good team leadership, customer engagement and communication skills. I also enjoy the challenge of helping people understand maths, which can be an area of concern for some people.
Qualifications and Accolades
• Distinction Foundation Degree in Nautical Science
• International Baccalaureate (Higher Level Maths 3, English 6, Psychology 6 and Geography 7/ Standard Level Biology 6 and French 6)
• AS Level Philosophy and Ethics Grade C
• GCSE A* - Maths, English Language, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Geography, RE, Food Technology, IT
• GCSE A - English Literature, IT, Music
I have supported the delivery of bespoke courses to voluntary organisations as well as niche events for the local community.
I am currently working with early years practitioners to teach them GCSE maths, which is a requirement of their apprenticeship framework. I enjoy this because I enjoy maths but also it allows me the opportunity to work in a setting related to my curriculum area. I am involved in our new partnership with Blackpool Coastal Housing, teaching the Level 1 Award and Certificate courses for their community-learning project.
We are an approachable team, committed to creating a positive learning environment for both employers and students. We offer high quality courses that are flexibly designed to fit around busy lifestyles and thereby maximise students’ chance of success.
“In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.” - Phil Collins