Our advisers are very special individuals with an abundance of industry experience and a genuine interest in the development of others. Each one of them works hard to support their CIPD candidates and apprentices throughout every step of their qualification and the feedback we receive on Coursecheck is testament to the superb advice they provide. Our advisers really do ensure our business retains that personal touch, something we know candidates greatly value. This regular feature publicly recognises their contribution to your CIPD success!
We have asked Andrea Moffat, our Apprenticeship Tutor based in North Yorkshire, for her advice on achieving that all important CIPD qualification along with what she loves most about her job.
Andrea’s top tips for CIPD success
- Be selfish! Have a plan for your study and don’t neglect yourself.
- Have strong conversations with your line managers about protecting your off the job time for study
- Make friends with the Apprenticeship Standards and the CIPD Profession Map. Print these documents and use lots of highlighter pens to relate both to your course of study.
- Be a collaborative learner across both your cohort and throughout your organisation, not just your immediate stakeholder group. You will soon access a huge store of people with knowledge gems that you can use in your assignments.
Andrea brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as Apprenticeship Tutor at Watson Martin where she supports both HR and L&D apprentices. A CIPD Chartered Fellow with 30 years’ experience designing and delivering learning interventions across the public, private and voluntary sectors, Andrea is active in the CIPD at both branch and national levels. She has held positions as Branch Chair and Membership Upgrade and Experience Assessment Assessor as well as taking part in working groups to develop the Profession Map and the approach to CPD. In addition, she has designed and delivered qualification content and short programmes for the CIPD and other training providers, including universities and institutes, and has taught in Europe, Kazakhstan and the Middle East.
Fluent in German and with a solid background in Learning and Development, Andrea specialises in Performance Management, Competencies, Leadership & Management Development, Project Management and Diversity & Inclusion. She has also worked in collaboration and partnership with a group of consultants to develop audio material for the training market centred on storytelling and the power of metaphor.
Despite her experience across all sectors, Andrea still gets a thrill from seeing people grow and develop. She feels privileged to support her candidates and believes that exposure adds value to her understanding of the world of HR and business which makes her a better people professional.
On a more personal note, Andrea enjoys German choral music plus her dual passions of skiing and tennis.