Meet the Team
Business Training and Leisure
Fast Forward Manager
Paula is dedicated to helping businesses and individuals upskill and achieve their goals through professional and work based training. She has extensive experience across a wide range of qualifications as well as delivering bespoke projects such those funded by the European Social Fund. Paula has worked for New College for 15 years and before moving into Fast Forward, was the Community Education Manager responsible for introducing leisure courses in to the College as well as working with a wide range of disadvantaged groups and individuals.
If you're interested in working with us, would like us to consider a new and exciting area, or have specific training needs for either you or your team, contact Paula.
Tel: 01793 732892
Business Development Consultant
Frankie is one of Fast Forward’s Business Development Consultants. She will work with your business to help deliver professional training and qualifications to your staff. Using her experience of working with a range of organisations from different sectors across Wiltshire & Gloucester, she is able to help identify, organise and deliver work based qualifications to your staff. She can also help staff gain industry recognised qualifications in subject areas such as Management, HR, Health and Social Care, Teaching and Health & Safety. Our team keeps up to date with any available Government funding programmes for businesses and individuals to access training so Frankie will be able to identify any available funding to help you to reduce your costs.
If you are interested in finding out more about all the professional qualifications Fast Forward can deliver, give Frankie a call.
Tel: 07773 175546
Adult Learning Co-ordinator
If you would like to take up a new hobby or learn a new skill, Elaine will guide you through the wide choice of leisure courses running in the evenings and at weekends. From Adult Ballet to Astronomy, there’ll be a course for you! We’re always looking for new courses, so if you have a skill that you would like to pass on, please get in touch. Elaine is also responsible for our wide range of Counselling courses from introductory level up to a Level 4 Diploma. If you’re interested in a career in this area, Elaine can offer advice and guidance about the best route for you.
Tel: 01793 732858
Claire is the Senior Administrator for the Fast Forward Team. Predominately dealing with the professional taught courses to ensure their smooth delivery. With a PA/Office Manager background she is always keen to take on a challenge and thrives when organising an event or taking on a new project.
Tel: 01793 732892 (Ext:5503)
Delivery Team Administrator
As an Administration Assistant, Jess provides admin support to all members of the Fast Forward team, helping to support the setup of Fast Forward Professional courses as well as Adult Leisure courses. Jess can offer advice and guidance about the courses that are offered by Fast Forward so if you see a course you’re interested in and would like to enrol, give Jess a call.
Tel: 01793 732892 (Ext:5516)
Sharon is the Apprenticeships Manager at New College Swindon, having worked in the Apprenticeships field for over 25 years. She is passionate about ensuring that our Apprenticeships delivery meets the needs of employers in a variety of industries. Sharon will work with you to enhance and upskill your workforce through quality Apprenticeships.
She has extensive experience in advising and working with young people, to ensure Apprenticeships are the right route to their career path and is never too busy to spend time to help them secure the right job and training opportunity.
Tel: 01793 732892 (Ext:5502)
Mob: 07815 828317
Business Development Consultant - Apprenticeships
As a Business Development Consultant for Apprenticeships, Caroline is responsible for promoting the benefits of an Apprenticeship to both employers and learners. Caroline has gained over 30 years combined private and public sector work experience and possess a strong commercial background. She would be pleased to meet at your convenience and discuss your requirements and offer you a business solution.
Tel: 01793 732883
Mob: 07815 828335
Employee Engagement Officer
Erica is the Employer Engagement Officer for the Apprenticeships Team within Fast Forward. She can help employers decide whether recruiting an Apprentice is for them and their business and is on hand to help with the recruitment process. Erica is also involved with School Liaison events for the College and promotes our Apprenticeships at events in Swindon and beyond.
Coming from an education background, Erica worked for the NHS as a manager for 14 years and has worked with Fast Forward for seven years.
Tel: 01793 732883
Assessors and I.Q.As
Internal Quality Assurance Coordinator
Sarah is the Internal Quality Assurance Coordinator for Fast Forward, overseeing the delivery of both work-based qualifications and Apprenticeships across a wide range of sectors and liaising with Awarding Bodies to ensure a high standard of provision. Sarah has a background in teaching, assessing and quality assurance working within an educational environment since 2001.
Assessor and I.Q.A
Debbie is the Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer for Supporting Teaching and Learning, Customer Service and Business Admin Apprenticeships, having worked for the last 18 years across the school and customer service sectors. Debbie has been involved for many years working with Apprentices in delivery and quality assurance.
She has worked at New College for 18 months and is a committed professional, passionate about learners succeeding. She provides quality delivery and is always available to Apprentices so they are fully supported and can achieve in a timely fashion.
Debbie will always make time to discuss the qualifications that she delivers. Contact her in the Fast Forward office.
Assessor and I.Q.A
Kelly is a qualified Childcare Assessor and IQA and holds a BA qualification in Early Years, along with over twenty years’ experience in the field. She is often out visiting Apprentices in Day Nurseries, Pre-schools and Home settings or can be found in the Fast Forward office where she will happily answer any questions on Early Years Apprenticeships or Child Care NVQ’s delivered here at New College.
Assessor and I.Q.A
Sarah is a qualified Early Years Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer who also has a BA in Early Years. Sarah has worked as an assessor at New College for five years, working as an assessor and hands-on within the Early Years field for over 15 years prior to this.
Assessor and I.Q.A
Jo is an Apprenticeship Assessor & IQA with over 12 years' experience in these roles. She has assessed Apprenticeships & NVQ's in Retail, Business Administration, Customer Service, Team Leading & Management at levels 2 & 3.
Jo has seen many changes in Apprenticeship standards during this time which has meant adapting the models of delivery. She is well-equipped to guide and advise you throughout your qualification and has a lot of experience in working with line managers in many different sectors.