Joining us last month, Chris Merrylees recently joined ACE, bringing with him over 15 years’ experience working within education and training. Chris will be leading up the Sports programmes and also helping to develop new projects during an exciting development time at ACE.
Having started off working in the outdoor industry from Instructor through to Centre Manager at Bramley Lakes, Chris almost fell into training and teaching by accident. Firstly working for Locomotivation based in Poole, Chris started off delivering activity leadership apprenticeships within the outdoor industry before moving on to also deliver a wide range of qualifications and training within Customer Care, Business administration, Team Leading and Management. This lead onto working as a tutor/trainer for Broadland District Council, working with learners on study programmes within Customer Service, Public Services and also Sport and Active Leisure.
Chris has spent the last couple of years working in different roles outside of training, although has now returned bringing a wealth of experience in teaching, mentoring and coaching.
Outside of work Chris can be seen mainly running most of the roads and paths around Norfolk, whilst also managing the senior Norfolk Cross Country Teams.
Chris will be one of the staff delivering our Study Programmes in September – courses designed to support young people aged 16-18 into gaining an accredited vocational qualification. These courses are full time college equivalent courses, delivered here at our training centre in Rackheath, Norwich. To enquire about any of these courses, please call 01603 720308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment, our Training Centre is still open, and we intend to remain so for as long as safely possible. We are taking additional precautions to safeguard the health and well-being of our students, teaching staff and other employees:
We have increased the frequency with which we clean all our offices and are ensuring the cleaning standards are consistent with government advice. Students and staff are being encouraged to frequently hand wash and keep contact to a minimum.
We have restricted movement outside the training centre and have cancelled any non-essential meetings and visits.
We will try to keep learning disruption to our students to a minimum, even in the event of a partial closure of the Training Centre. Where possible, students will be provided with learning resources to continue their learning at home, with telephone or internet support provided, as appropriate. You will be advised of this as the situation develops and in line with updated Government policy and advice.
Above all, student and staff safety remain our top priority at all times. If in doubt of any of the above information, please call us.