Margaret Cashin | BA Humanities, MA EMInternal Quality Assurance

    Margaret Cashin has a BA in Humanities and an MA in Educational Management. She has taught on
    a range of courses from Level 1 to an MA in Education. She has been in Post 16 education for over
    14 years. She had started as a lecturer in an FE college, rising to Head of the School of
    Administration, Business and Information Technology. Margaret became the Head of Quality across
    all three sites and helped in the preparation for Ofsted inspection.
    During this period in an FE college, the department was inspected and Margaret was invited to apply
    to become a part time Ofsted Inspector. This led to a period of time as a self employed consultant
    working with various government bodies including NCVQ who were involved with monitoring NVQs
    across the UK. The project included carrying out an audit across the United Kingdom of the delivery,
    assessment and quality of NVQs. The report led to major changes in the delivery of NVQs.
    Margaret was also the Chief Examiner for the General Principals of Education for the Joint Examining
    Board Teacher’s Diploma courses. This involved writing the exam papers, marking scripts and
    moderating other examiners. External verifier visits were also carried out across the country.
    Margaret was employed by Capita Education Services to write a set of quality procedures for post 16
    institutions and then to implement the procedures. This then led to 15 years working as an
    education consultant covering Management Information Systems, preparation for audit and Ofsted
    Inspections. This was in educational institutions across England, Scotland and Wales. During this
    time Margaret was released by Capita for several weeks every year to continue with her inspection
    As part of the work for Capita Margaret was sent as a part-time consultant to the University of West
    London to help manage their funding and data statistical returns and also with their quality
    processes. Margaret was offered and accepted a permanent post. Margaret helped the University
    gain an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted inspection grade.
    After 5 years Margaret left the University and went to work for Welcome Skills in the role of funding
    and data manager and managing quality across the company.