Hello! And welcome to Panda Education & Training Ltd.
Panda is passionate about raising the standard of teaching, learning and assessment in vocational education and training in Wales.
After working in vocational education for 17 years, Panda’s directors could see the need for a professional teaching and learning development organisation to support vocational practitioners to develop their skills in supporting, mentoring, teaching and coaching learners
Practitioners in this sector, who are vocationally skilled, can often lack confidence or expertise in teaching and learning skills to enable all learners to achieve their learning goals.
The sector has often been undervalued, by the public and other education professionals but with the introduction of registration with the Education Workforce Council, this sector must work towards parity of esteem, through professionalising its workforce.
It is for this reason that Panda was set up – to help and support the sector in the raising of standards and professionalism in order to have a positive impact on the skills development of the people in Wales undertaking Welsh Government funded programmes.
Who are we?
Panda gets its name from its two founders, Ros Protheroe and Rachel Arnold (Protheroe and Arnold – see what we did there?!!)
Mission & Vision
Panda’s mission is to assist in the development of a world-class workforce in vocational education in Wales.
Our vision is to be respected as the experts in high quality and innovative training solutions for the vocational education sector in Wales.
Our Values are:
Passion – to make a positive difference Vocational Education and Training in Wales;
Respect for our partners, customers, communities and environment;
Quality – we have high expectations of ourselves and others; continuous improvement of our standards and services;
Innovation – through our approach, training solutions and delivery.
Deliver high quality vocational education and training to learners across Wales, to raise standards of skills delivery in order for learners to access employment, achieve progression and develop professionalism through:
1. Delivering high quality professional development to practitioners in vocational education in Wales
2. Providing consultancy and project management services to vocational providers with the focus on raising skills levels and quality of teaching and learning
3. Deliver community based training programmes to non-employed learners across SE Wales
We would love to speak to you, if you are interested in using any of our services. We’re happy to meet for a coffee and cake! You can contact us on:
Panda Education & Training Ltd
Tel. 02921 679037