Amanda Torbitt

mandy torbittJob Title:
Curriculum Manager – My role includes Skills for Life and Supported programmes, including full-time courses for young people with learning difficulties or disabilities and staff training.

Provider Name: 
Swarthmore Education Centre, Leeds

Trustee since:
January 2010

I wanted to be a trustee of Certa as I believe it provides a valuable service for students who need a more individual approach to learning.

Swarthmore engages many students who find the ‘bite size’ approach to accreditation builds their confidence and motivates them to continue to learn. The role of trustee enables me to ensure the voice of these learners is heard and the service they get is quality assured.

The role of Certa is vital as a local voice in the national education and skills sector. Certa offers alternatives for delivery that can be used by a wide range of organisations that can engage learners from diverse backgrounds. These people are often not represented within ‘mainstream’ FE.