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 consequently runs all First aid courses.

Originally trained as a paediatric nurse, Cheryl Parkes has provided first aid and CPR training to children as young as 5 years old, so age really is no barrier!

Cheryl’s background includes working for a Kent based charity for people with a visual impairment and she has successfully taught CPR to people with little or no sight.

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 make Angel Training the best it can be.

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)
  • Train the Trainer
  • Manual Handling Instructor
  • 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 where she worked for 12 months 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’ general children’s ward. Here she ran the ward, was responsible for teaching and assessing junior staff and nursing students. Cheryl was even featured on BBC’s City Hospital on a number of occasions.

Cheryl is ideally suited to working in a training environment as she has a passion for teaching.  Her motto is “no experience is wasted, you just need to discover the brilliance behind each student”.

Cheryl is the Lead Trainer and Founder of Angel Training and consequently runs all First Aid and Healthcare courses and delivers some of the Manual Handling courses.

Cheryl has provided first aid training to a range of other companies not within the healthcare setting and is happy to tailor make any course to meet your specific need.


We are proud to have a number of highly qualified freelancer trainers who work for Angel Training when required. These trainers deliver a variety of topics and will be called upon when we are delivering large group sessions.

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.

Our trainers have a wide variety of experiences but come mainly from Emergency Services, Nursing or healthcare backgrounds.