Saara Byrne

Work Based Education Officer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I began my career within the education sector as a Senior Nursery Nurse, in a Private Day Nursery and also supporting families within local Children Centres. I then progressed to a Private Training Provider where I trained to be an Assessor and IQA. I enjoyed many years Training/ Assessing students at the training centre or within their workplace.

I continued as an Assessor/IQA and also led on the Work Experience for some local colleges, this entailed conducting reviews, supporting students within the workplace, assessing students against relevant standards, monitoring progress, target setting and building partnerships with a variety of Employers.

I started working in education 17 years ago and this has been my passion ever since and leading to the role as a Work Based Education Officer within the institute of Policing. I love to hear about student’s achievements and being there to support them throughout their Degree Apprenticeship. 

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020