Samantha Carless

Work Based Education Officer

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I have a background in teaching and learning. Initially, I started working for a Workbased Training Provider in the private sector delivering Apprenticeships in Hospitality, Management and Business Administration from levels 2 to 5, as well as delivering Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT to Level 2.

I then progressed into support and training for the other Regional Trainers in the company and had a short time as a Training Manager to cover maternity leave.

Prior to joining Staffordshire University, I worked in the Organisational Development Team at the University of Wolverhampton delivering all the staff training in management, customer service and communication as well as supporting with any other developmental needs. I was also responsible for designing and delivering their Apprenticeship Development Days.

Academic qualifications

  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector
  • Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
  • Level 4 ILM Certificate in Leadership and Management 
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021