Susan Parker




Sarah’s move into education began in her late 30s, when, while working as a carer, she attended B&FC to study the Level 3 Health and Social Care. She then went on to complete the Assessors Award, the Level 4 Management Diploma, and the Internal Quality Assurance course.

The knowledge she had amassed working in the care industry equipped her to work for the College as an assessor; by completing a Certificate in Education she was able to pass that knowledge onto others in the role of lecturer.

Sarah now has over 20 years’ experience of both the health and social care industry and education, which she draws upon to support students in achieving their goals and progressing in their chosen profession.

Changes in the health sector mean that Sarah continues to update her skills through courses such as the Level 3 DANOS (Drug & Alcohol National Occupational Standards), which develops professional knowledge and understanding of substance misuse.

Expert In...

• health and social care
• moving and handling
• Health and Social Care Level 3/4

Courses I Teach

Qualifications and Accolades

• DANOS Level 3 (ongoing)
• Cert Ed

Industry Background

My professional career started when I became a carer in nursing/residential homes and in domiciliary settings. I then progressed to working as an in-house and College assessor, and as an internal quality assurer. Upon completion of my teaching qualification, I became a College lecturer.

Professional Activities

With more than 12 years’ experience of working at B&FC, I am able to support newer colleagues in their professional endeavours.

Why B&FC?

B&FC puts students first, through its dedicated and professional members of staff. The team within Society, Health and Childhood are professionals, with a range of skills and knowledge to support the next generation of care givers.


“No one is too old to learn.”