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Gale - Training Specialist - Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Kevin Gale

Glasgow, Scotland, UK


Training Specialist


Experienced in teaching/learning, curriculum design and assessment.

I have an ability to anticipate future developments and react accordingly, and to benefit from taking forward any new initiative/s.

A commitment and enthusiasm to drive forward and complete tasks/projects

Work well within a team and encourage a supportive/collegial approach

An ability to motivate and develop junior staff

Embrace new ideas and strategies

I have a vast amount of experience in my subject area and have worked the Scottish Qualifications Authority for over twenty years.

Work History

DevelopmentOfficer(P/T)/Senior External Verifier/External Verifier

Scottish Qualifications Authority

From August 1991

Development Officer/Consultant/Senior External Verifier & self employed
Edit materials (units & materials) to be prepared for e assessment (SVQ Level 1, 2 and 3) - both mandatory and non mandatory in Hairdressing and non mandatory Beauty for on line assessment (Solar).
Ensure all documentation complies with Ofqual requirements and enter into Rits.
To attend cognate group meetings, and deliver presentations in the absence of the Qualifications manager.
Develop National Progression Awards (NPA) in Hairdressing and Beauty and Assessment support packs (ASPs). Currently project managing and reviewing SVQ Level 1, 2 and 3 Barbering and developing TAP's.
Deliver Gents Barbering to SPS officers.

Extended Scale Lecturer

James Watt College

October 1985 - April 2011

Responsible for I.T. within the School of Hairdressing, Make-up Artistry and Beauty Therapy, for the update and maintenance of the VLE - ensuring all non mandatory assessments are available on line for SVQ's, all learning/teaching materials available through VLE (Moodle)
Seconded for one year to deliver and raise I.T. awareness to College staff.
Introduced Full time HND Make-up Artistry to the School, prior to that course leader for HNC Hairdressing & Salon Organisation.
Develop, deliver and assess within the Hairdressing cognate group - NC, SVQ, HNC and NPA. Carry out internal verification/standardisation meetings within these areas.
Delivered Reception and Selling Skills to Sport and Recreation students, and delivered Personal Presentation to Special Educational Needs groups.

Achieved my Assessor - T.D.L.B. D32 & D33 award, and Internal verifier award T.D.L.B. D34

Qualifications & Certifications


James Watt College

Bachelor of Art

Open University

T.D.L.B. D34

James Watt College

Higher National Certificate

James Watt College

T.D.L.B. D32 & D33

James Watt College

T.D.L.B. 35

Scottish Qualifications Authority

Advanced Diploma

Open University


Jordanhill College of F.E. Glasgow


Telford College Edinburgh

Advanced C.G.L.I.

Telford College Edinburgh


Telford College Edinburgh

Queen Victoria School Dunblane

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