GQA Qualifications Blog

Wednesday 1 June 2016

GQA Welcome Back Familiar Face

GQA are delighted to welcome back Martin Sadler to the Technical Team here at GQA.


Martin was part of the EV team with GQA prior to leaving to take up a full-time position in the public sector around 3 and half years ago. Whilst moving out of the glass and related industries, Martin’s new role saw him continue in accreditation and qualifications, looking after the quality of training delivery, records and associated course documentation, and trainer development


Martin, who was also previously Training Manager at Building Envelope specialists, Schueco, has over 25 years of experience in training, development and assessment as a trainer, training manager, assessor, internal verifier and external verifier and joins us in the position of Technical Officer and External Quality Advisor (EQA). He joins the existing team on supporting and advising the GQA network on delivery of our qualifications to a high standard.  This will involve Martin taking on responsibility for external quality assurance of a number of Approved Centres, primarily in the South of England. Martin will also be heavily involved in the development of supporting material for centres, including putting together a series of CPD events for centres which will help them with both assessment and internal verification and also with industry and technical knowledge.


On his appointment, Martin said, “It’s great to be back under the #BigGreenQ banner, with the opportunity to get back into the fenestration and construction industries that I have spent most of my working life. Having been involved for over 25 years in training on a range of subjects from health and safety to solar panel installation and from effective assessment practices to building regulations, I will be able to pull on this experience to be able to help centres to develop by putting on CPD events in these areas.  I am looking to put together some really interesting sessions, some of which will be live events, some will be webinars and also developing resources to help centres where necessary”


Sean Hayes GQA Technical Manager said” I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Martin again, he will bring a fresh pair of eyes to the business and his skillset will complement that of others within the team. After a couple of weeks’ relatively gentle reintroduction we have some projects in mind for Martin to get his teeth into”


GQA CEO, Mick Clayton, said of the Martin’s appointment, “I’m really pleased that we had the opportunity to bring Martin back into the team, he has a wealth of experience in our core industries, and he has remained a believer in what we are trying to achieve here at GQA. He will undoubtedly add to the skills and experience we already have within the Technical Team and I look forward to him beginning work with our network of centres”