Tina Allen

Course Director

School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

In the past, I have held senior leadership positions in the private and further education sector as well as Early Years. With a background in Training and Assessing Operational Management and Senior Leadership supporting the development of new and existing employees in the workplace up to and including degree and higher apprenticeships. I have extensive experience of course design, development, validation, delivery and assessment of apprenticeships across all levels. 

Professional memberships and activities

  • Society for Education and Training
  • Institute for Leaders and Managers
  • Chartered Manager Institute
  • Working towards Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Chartered Manager Status
  • Committee member of Chartered Association of Business Schools 

Academic qualifications

  • First Class Honours Degree in Education
  • Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer of Occupational Competence
  • Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector with QTLS
  • Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and young People’s Services Children and Young Peoples Management Pathway
  • Master of Business and Administration
  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy 


Apprenticeships and Employer Partnerships

Leadership and Management Higher and Degree Apprenticeships Employer Partnerships Education from Early Years to Higher Education 

Research interests

Pedagogy and work-based learning, particularly exploring teaching and learning on degree apprenticeships

Enterprise and commercial interests

I Have built strong links with external small and large businesses nationally through apprenticeship company links. I have also developed and delivered an array of higher and degree apprenticeships, as well as generating income for the University through successful tender writing.


Professional Skills Leadership and Management Work Based Projects Organisational Strategy and Decision Making 

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