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Qualifications Team

Meet the Team

Above - Left to right John McIndoe, Brian Keogh, Sandra Colhoun, Moira MacDonald, Jill Fraser and Jackie Johnstone (second photo)

Name: John McIndoe

Role: SVQ Assessor/Internal Verifier

Background: Almost 30 years experience in the provision of care services, predominantly in the learning disability field in the provision of hospital care, respite care and supported living, I have worked in residential child care in both secure and non secure environments.

SVQ Assessor for  Social Services and Health Care, Health Care Support, Business & Administration and Management.

Name: Brian Keogh

Role: Senior Learning & Education Advisor (SVQ Centre Manager)

Background: I have over 20 years experience in Learning & Education, HR and Frontline Management both within NHSGGC and previously Royal Mail. I have been a qualified N/SVQ Assessor for 18 years and recently became an Internal Verifier. 

SVQ Assessor for Learning & Development, Business & Administration and Management.

Name: Sandra Colhoun

Role: SVQ Assessor/ Internal Verifier

I have 13 years experience working within the SVQ Team.  Before that I worked in L&D and HR within the NHS. I assess IV Business & Administration and also L&D 9DI and L&D 11 for Learning & Development.

Name: Moira MacDonald

Role: Learning and Education Manager

Name: Jill Fraser

Role: SVQ Assessor / Internal Verifier

Background: I am a registered Nurse with over 10 years of practical experience in the delivery of high quality evidenced based care for patients. I’ve had the opportunity to work across various different setting within nursing – General medical, respiratory, general surgical/breast care unit, urology and Acute Surgical Receiving. I was also a registered mentor and enjoyed mentoring students throughout their placements. 

Since commencing my SVQ assessors post I have undertaken 2 Professional Development Awards (PDA’s) L&D9DI - Assessors Qualification and L&D11 - Internal Verifiers Qualification. This post has more recently given me the opportunity to undertake my Learning and Development SVQ at SCQF Level 9.

SVQ Assessor for Healthcare Support – Clinical & Non-clinical, Social Services and Healthcare, Business & Administration and Management. I can also asses PDA’s L&D9DI & L&D11 for Learning and Development.

Name: Jacqueline Johnstone

Role: Administrator for SVQ Centre

Background: I have  worked for the NHS for 14 years within the Learning & Education function and I am now currently working in the SVQ team.   During this time I have completed a SVQ 3 in Business & Administration and I feel this has enabled me to develop my role and skills in my work place.

Responsibilities: It is my role to undertake all administration duties for the SVQ centre and to support the SVQ Assessors and Manager.




Last Updated: 22 January 2020