What A Week

In our latest blog, Julia Summerfield our Chief Operations Officer goes through another typically busy week in the world of Learning and Development


Desk day today applying quality assurance checks to LAURUS delivered qualifications. Looking for common themes to indicate best practice and improvement activity. Signing off qualifications for successful learners and applying to Skills for Justice Awards for certification.

External Quality Assurance visit planning for 1st March.

Discussion with potential new learners interested in enrolling on the Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice.



Assessor training in Manchester to ensure that staff are fully equipped to deliver assessment services. This involves scrutiny of practical application of learning – always the benchmark of successful training.



Success! LAURUS is now approved as an Apprenticeship Training Provider on the ESFA Register.

Discussion with CEO about implementing next steps. Introducing OFSTED inspection into our regime – bring it on!

Team LAURUS celebrates!



Debrief with LAURUS associate trainer following involvement in pilot event in Liverpool for practitioners working with ex-armed services personnel under supervision (a Probation Institute initiative). LAURUS intends to offer this valuable training across the CRCs. Watch this space!

Discussion with customer to review PQiP implementation and the impact of programme demands – always with the learner in mind.



Teleconference with customer to scope activity for product development. Forward thinking and absolutely designed to increase the knowledge, skills and qualification of CRC staff.

Really encouraging to hear such positive feedback for our training events, both volume and content.

Team Skype call to reflect on the week’s activities. Supporting our staff who are busy delivering across the country and taking forward the concept of virtual teamwork.