Meet the Training Team

Meet the Training Team

Our team delivers practical and engaging training courses, apprenticeships and management development programmes.

Say hello to some of our fantastic team

Our team delivers practical and engaging training courses, apprenticeships and management development programmes.

Here’s a glimpse of the real people, those behind the fantastic work that T4C do every day.

Dawn Coker

Head of Training (Director)

I am a Learning and Organisational Development specialist with over 20 years’ experience in this field.

My belief is that the biggest asset to any organisation is it, people, without their continuous development a business is likely to fail. This passion has led me to practice what I preach by gaining various psychometric qualifications this has enabled a business to understand the drivers of Leaders and teams and I’ve created many high performing sales and operational teams.

My drive to deliver high-quality apprenticeships which add value to a business and the learner is embodied across my team and delivery partners. Being involved at the beginning of the changes with Trailblazers has provided me with the knowledge of new quality standards.

Developing today's learners into the talent of tomorrow is always at the forefront of my mind.

Naomi Lawton

Lead Internal Quality Assurer

To ensure quality of provision and quality improvement across the range of programmes delivered. Leading in the delivery of high quality learning and providing robust IQA processes for Apprenticeships and skills, ensuring compliance with the quality strategy. Managing, motivating and developing a team of IQA’s and Assessors to ensure Learners achieve their planned learning aim and make timely progression and achievement. Working closely with Awarding Organisations to ensure the compliance and integrity of qualifications, ensuring the learner journey and qualification experience is enriching and enjoyable for Learners.

I started my journey working in education 15 years ago. Starting as an Assessor, I developed my skills to become a Lead Iqa and am currently working towards my External Quality Assurance qualification. My experience comes through working with private training providers, colleges, and Awarding organisations.

Christopher Buhagiar

MIS Coordinator

I work alongside Quality and Compliance to make sure data systems are up to date and accurate and reporting systems match the data inputted.

I have worked in Further Education for 12 years working with 16-18-year olds on GCSE and A-Level courses and adult evening courses. Became involved in Train to Gain from 2007 until it ended and then transferred over to the back to work programme and finally apprenticeships, where I have worked for the last 3 years.

Doreen Hesketh-Calland

Quality & Compliance

Quality system management and contract compliance in regard to learner documentation and completion, auditing, processes and policies.
I have worked in education for 18 years, working with apprenticeships for the past 13 years. In this time, I have worked as a tutor and assessor before moving into a position 10 years ago of quality & compliance management.

Gail Hesketh-Calland

Internal Quality Assurance, Tutor and Assessor

Teaching and learning in team leading, assessment and internal verification of apprenticeships qualifications.
I have worked in education for 19 years and have worked with apprenticeships as a tutor/assessor for 15 years. I have been and IV for 14 years for various courses including admin, customer service, team leading etc.

Alan Bridge

Training and assessment Officer

I have worked within the adult skills sector since 2008 in a variety of roles including Trainer, Lead Assessor and IQA across a multitude of sectors including Manufacturing, Logistics, Team Leading and Management within various SME’s and large employers such as Jaguar Land Rover Plastic Injection Moulding, Thales, Dixons and British airways world Cargo.
I specialise in lean training and making improvements within a business focusing on processes and waste removal within processes, workplace organisation, problem solving and kaizen. Focusing on lean principles and the introduction of lean and continuous improvement within a business with visible results.
My background in lean and business improvement stems originally from working for British Airways using the knowledge I developed from working with BA and transferring this knowledge and skills help other businesses improve. Identifying opportunities improve, and successfully deliver, cost quality and delivery projects using the principles of lean business.
I have also worked within the logistics sector delivering warehouse and team leading qualifications to a level 2 and 3 standard. I was a warehouse Manager and promoted to an Operations Manager for a large American importer, and my main roles were to manage and lead teams to achieve KPI`S. I have over 20 years’ experience in the Logistics leading teams and facilitating lean projects.
In recent years I was part of a training team working with learners at Jaguar Land Rover delivering Business improvement techniques. I facilitated projects to implement reduction of waste within their processes. Introduced and embedded lean principles, and help quantify huge improvement on cost reduction and quality standards