With over two decades of experience in further and higher education, Tasmin is exceptionally well-suited to lead The OCM's apprenticeship programmes during this pivotal time of growth for the organisation.
Tasmin Raynor's impressive career in further and higher education has seen her make significant contributions to work-based learning and vocational education and training. She has been a passionate advocate for apprenticeships since their inception and has extensive expertise in apprenticeships, academic quality, and partnership development. Her success in developing and implementing strategies to establish and embed degree apprenticeships at prestigious institutions such as the University of Salford and De Montfort University are just some of her achievements.
In her new role, Tasmin Raynor will lead The OCM’s Apprenticeship business, focusing on growth and development opportunities.
Commenting on her appointment, Tasmin stated, "I am both delighted and honoured to be joining The OCM, as the company has a reputation for world-class coaching and mentoring and their values and ethos resonates completely with my own. I am excited to take on the leadership of OCM Apprenticeship business at an important time, as we work to define – and then deliver – our significant ambitions."
"I will bring my experience, drive, and energy to the role and build on The OCM's excellent reputation. I look forward to continuing the momentum built up and developing and sustaining strong relationships and delivering The OCM’s high-quality coaching and mentoring programmes. The OCM is well positioned to make an increasing impact from an already sound base in line with its ambition, and I am thrilled to be part of the growth journey."
Ed Parsloe, CEO, The OCM, said, "We are pleased welcome Tasmin Raynor to The OCM family as our new Director of Apprenticeships – she will be an asset to our clients and the business. Her wealth of experience and deep commitment to education and apprenticeships perfectly align with our vision and mission. Under her leadership, we are confident of expanding our apprenticeships and reaching new levels of excellence.”
Currently, The OCM offers the Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship and The Learning & Skills Mentor Level 4 Apprenticeship - both digitally-led blended learning programmes supported by a team of highly trained coaches and supervisors.
The Level 5 Coaching Professional Apprenticeship programme is designed to develop impactful and agile coaches who can effectively support employees, provide the desired impact for organisations, and create a fantastic learning experience for apprentices. One of the unique benefits is the additional European Coaching and Mentoring (EMCC) accreditation offered through the programme. The programme is available in two routes - a full 14-month programme and a fast-track 12-month programme for candidates with prior coaching and mentoring experience.
The Learning & Skills Mentor Level 4 Apprenticeship will benefit any individual looking to develop their abilities as a mentor, team leader, coach, supervisor or manager. They must have a strong aspiration to support learners, along with a commitment to making the time to do so. They may have some pre-existing experience of informal mentoring, that can be built upon throughout the programme.
The apprenticeships are delivered through virtual modules, live facilitated webinars, 1-1 coaching with professional Coach-Mentor Supervisors, coaching practice, case studies, presentations, Action Learning Sets, e-Learning, and self-assessments.