Meet Our Team

Nicola Yould
Director / Training Manager

Hi, I’m Nikki a Director of Excel Training LTD with an active role as a Tutor / Assessor for a range of apprenticeship programmes in Health and Social Care Level 2-5. I also work as an...

Damien Anderson
Director / Head of Centre

After studying my A Levels at Parson Cross College I went on to work for Dimensions Training Solutions as an Assistant Accountant where I gained AAT status and became an Accounting Technician. I also gained nationally...


Jackie Farrar
Director / Quality Assurance Manager

I am one of the company directors at Excel Training. My job role includes teaching, assessing and Lead IQA in the health and social care sector.

My career started working in a residential care...

Darryl Hand
H&S Care & Functional Skills Assessor / Quality Improvement Officer

I’m Darryl, an Health and Social Care and Functional Skills Assessor and Tutor. I’m also Excel Training’s Quality Improvement Co-ordinator. I started work in the Care sector at such a young age, I’ve my Nan to thank for that. Beginning my working life as a...


Linda Birkett
H&S / Child Care & Functional Skills Assessor

I am an Assessor/Trainer delivering Early Years Education and Health and Social Care work based qualifications. After working voluntary in a small Pre-School I was spurred on to return to education where I started my journey...

Lesley Firth
Hairdressing & Functional Skills Assessor & IQA

I am an qualified hairdressing tutor with a total of 35 years industrial hairdressing experience. I have worked in salons and as a self-employed hairdresser.

I started teaching in 2006 and...


Tracey Dockerty
Hairdressing & Functional Skills Assessor & IQA

After leaving school I began an apprenticeship and completed my City and Guilds. After qualifying as a hairdresser, I became a salon manager and eventually ran my own hair salon for a number of ...

Elle Rushforth
Assessor / Business Administrator

I’m Elle, I’m 25 and I have worked in the education sector since leaving school, starting off as an apprentice teaching and learning assistant to now being qualified as an assessor/tutor...

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