Meet Our Team

Cheryl Parkes

Cheryl has been a registered nurse since 2001 and has many years experience before that working in both nursing, and residential homes as well as children’s day nurseries.

Cheryl is the Lead Trainer and Founder of Angel Training and has a real passion for training. Her enthusiasm and strive to ensure each candidate enjoys the session is clearly evident. Training shouldn’t be a tick box, but a valuable resource for you and your team.

Originally a paediatric nurse, Cheryl Parkes has provided first aid and CPR training to children as young as 5 years old and adults aged 92, so age really is no barrier! Cheryl’s background includes working for a Kent based charity for people with a visual impairment. She has successfully taught CPR to people with little or no sight. Cheryl was even featured on BBC’s City Hospital on a number of occasions!

Cheryl is well known for her friendly approach and being able to easily put her candidates at ease. It is clear to see how much of a passion Cheryl has for training, and how she strives to ensure each candidate enjoys the course. Cheryl gives each client a personal service to ensure they feel valued and not “just a number.” To us your valued clients, and we would like to make Angel Training your first call for your training needs.  Her motto is “no experience is wasted, you just need to discover the brilliance behind each student”.

The following qualifications are held by Cheryl:
  • RSCN (Registered Sick Children’s Nurse)
  • First Aid at Work (FAAW)
  • Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Preparing to Teach in Life Long Sector (PTLLS)
  • Practice Assessor – Kings College University
  • Venepuncture, Cannulation and Phlebotomy Assessor- Kings College University
  • First Aid Assessor – Qualsafe Awarded
  • Internal Quality Assessor- Qualsafe Awarded
  • Oxygen Therapy Instructor- First Aid awards LTD

Cheryl has held some important career positions including a prestigious post at Great Ormond Street Hospital on the children’s cancer unit. Her next move saw her working at Guys Hospital on the children’s cardiac ward. Very quickly they spotted her potential and she was offered a promotion to St. Thomas’ Hospital. Here she ran the general ward, as well as being responsible for teaching and assessing staff and students. Cheryl’s next career move saw her heading to the community nursing teams managing a caseload of patients, and delivered direct patient care. Before making the leap to full time trainer, Cheryl worked within clinical supervision for a private healthcare firm. Here her primary roles were to employ nursing staff, working alongside them to assess their clinical skills. If Cheryl, identified any areas for improvement  she would personally devise and deliver a training programme to help staff enhance their knowledge.

Cheryl is the Lead Trainer and Founder of Angel Training and delivers many of the courses herself. Your initial enquiry will be responded to by Cheryl, who will be happy to discuss your needs and  how Angel Training can help. A trainer will then be appointed for you based on your needs, the expertise of each trainer and availability. Although Cheryl may not personally deliver your course, she does undertake regular observations on each of our trainers. This ensures they are consistently working to the high standards we expect.

 

Freelancers

We are proud to have a number of highly qualified freelancer trainers who work for Angel Training. These trainers deliver a number of topics and the variety in backgrounds make a great asset to the team. Although you may get appointed any of the Angel Training team, Cheryl undertakes regular reviews of their training so you can be sure you will receive the high quality courses you have come to expect from Angel Training.

Our freelancers work to the same high standards you can expect from Angel Training and undergo strict auditing processes. As well as being registered with the necessary awarding bodies. Each of our freelancer trainers will have annual observations carried out on their work by Cheryl, our lead trainer and founder of Angel Training. In addition to this, 6 monthly desk audits will take place on their work.

Each trainer, (including Cheryl) are fully insured and attend regular training updates ourselves, to ensure we are up to date with new methods and ideas. Our trainers have a wide variety of experiences but come mainly from Emergency Services, Nursing or healthcare backgrounds.

Due to variety of experiences in our team we will discuss your needs with you and appoint the most suitable trainer to meet those needs.

If you are a highly qualified trainer who may be interested in joining our team then please contact us for an informal discussion by phone.