Meet the Training Now team

We’re a great team of talented training professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we’d love to share it with you. Get in touch with us today to talk about your training needs.

Scott Jones

Operations Director

I’m an experienced qualified assessor, lead verifier and careers, advice and guidance practitioner.

I have more than 11 years’ experience in the education and training sector, starting with a higher education lecturing role before becoming a centre manager for adult education.

I also have extensive experience of functional skills and ICT delivery, and apprenticeship management.

Laura Lawson

Business Development Manager

I’m Training Now’s Business Development Manager, head of compliance, safeguarding & Prevent lead.

Training is vital for recruitment and retention of staff, job satisfaction, career progression and development.

My training specialisms are health and social care, learning disabilities, mental health, safeguarding and dementia.

I’ve worked in the health and social care industry for more than 20 years. I spent 15 years as a care and support worker, plus two years as a health and social care trainer and three years as a training manager, before moving into business development.

I hold a B.A. hons in theatre and art in a community context, NVQ3 learning and development, PTTLS level 4, and assistant practitioner in health and social care level 5 diploma.

Luke Hall

Compliance Officer

It’s my role to make sure that Training Now complies with the EFSA’s funding requirements.

My main specialism is functional skills and careers guidance. I am a qualified functional skills tutor and hold a level 3 qualification in advice and guidance and the PTTLS level 4 qualification.

Previously I’ve worked as a functional skills maths, English and IT tutor and have managed an adult learning centre. I have also been an information, advice and guidance practitioner working closely with disadvantaged candidates.

Daniela Bardell

Teaching and Learning Coach

I teach and support apprentices in their workplace and remotely during their course. My training specialisms are learning disabilities, autism and medication.

My background is working with people with learning disabilities, art and teaching.

Training gives people an opportunity to find out how good they can be, find out more about themselves and increase their confidence. Everybody needs  updating their skills to keep up with any changes.

Alina Hemkova

Teaching and Learning Coach

Since joining Training Now in 2015, I’ve achieved my education and training award and currently deliver mandatory induction training alongside a range of short courses, such as safeguarding, end of life care, Mental Capacity Act, ensuring providers are compliant with Care Act legislation and industry requirements.

I thrive on creating a dynamic and fun learning environment for all my learners and knowing that the skills and knowledge I teach enables care staff to provide the best possible quality of care. I am also currently working towards my level 3 certificate in assessing vocational achievement.

Jo-Anne Mackay

Delivery Manager

I deliver selection and assessment training and a wide range of short courses. I also support apprentices through their health and social care qualifications.

I specialise in training people in dementia, medication, breakaway and moving and positioning.

I have experience in delivering care, training health and social care, teaching English as a foreign language abroad for 11 years and teaching skills in the hospitality industry.

I have certificates in all aspects of care, Cert Royal Institute of Public Health & Hygiene, cert Tesol, level 3 PTTLS, level 4 certificate in education.

Dawn Heaton


I have a specialism in Dementia and Learning Disability short courses and I’ve joined Training Now as a short course trainer.

My background is in NVQ5, AEB level 3, TTT M&H, Meds, Safeguarding, Dementia, Learning Disabilities and Infection Control.

I believe training is important because people must have relevant and well-structured training to facilitate a high standard of good quality and sustainable care.

To do the job well people need the correct tools, I see myself as a well-equipped toolbox!

Tyler Jordan

Business Administrator Assistant – Learner Liaison Officer

It’s my job to keep control of the admin side of things at Training Now.

I’ve always had a passion for IT so leading up to this role, I spent two years at Weymouth College qualifying in level 2 & 3 in ICT and computing. I also hold a level 1 & 2 in construction.

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