Meet Our Team

Nicola Yould
Director / Training Manager /  Governor

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 /  Governor

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 /  Governor

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...

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 ...


Emma McDonald
 Tutor / Administrator

I’m Emma, a Care Tutor/Assessor for Excel Training. I started work in the Care sector after leaving school at the age of 16. I grew in confidence and flourished in care, working my way up the ranks whilst gaining qualifications to support my progression ...

Non-Executive Governor

I am currently employed by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS foundation Trust as an Associate Practice Governance Coach within Older Peoples Community Mental Health Team at Kirklees. I have sixteen plus years’ post registration experience as a ...

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