As Head of Qualifications and Delivery at AELP Stella is responsible for keeping a ‘watching brief’ on matters related to qualifications and curriculum development. She represents AELP on groups such as the Skills Funding Agency’s Qualifications Task and Finish Group and the BIS Vocational Qualifications Forum plus various Awarding Organisation Consultative Committees.
Since joining AELP Stella has managed a number of projects, including work related to the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF) Readiness Programme, Functional Skills Support, the Traineeship and Apprenticeship Staff Support programmes (TSSP & ASSP) and more recently the Study Programme Support programme commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation. She is currently the Project Manager for Future Apprenticeships.
Stella’s degree is in education and she has always worked in the education and training sector, she has over 10 years’ experience of working for a work based learning provider. As a Senior Training Manager for a large training provider in Bristol, she was responsible for a team of ten, overseeing and contributing to the design and delivery of a range of both government funded and commercial programmes including IT courses, Apprenticeships and NVQs in a variety of occupational areas.
Prior to joining AELP Stella worked for the Awarding Body OCR as a Customer Support Manager. This role involved working with local authorities, schools, colleges and training providers providing information and guidance on qualifications and government reforms.