Julie Dixon – Assessor/Tutor & IQA & Finalist for Educator of the Year

Meet Julie Dixon, an experienced Assessor with over 15 years of industry expertise, has been nominated as NCFE’s Educator of the Year by Professional Training Solutions Ltd. Julie’s dedication to her role and innovative approach to supporting learners within the Royal Association of Deaf People (RAD) has made a profound impact on both the educational experience of her students and the quality of care provided within the deaf community.


With a wealth of experience in assessing and a passion for empowering learners, Julie eagerly embraced the challenge of supporting deaf learners enrolled in the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care. Recognising the importance of understanding the unique needs of her students, Julie underwent additional training in British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness to ensure she could provide tailored support and guidance.

Innovative Teaching Approach:

Julie’s commitment to delivering an inclusive and effective learning experience led her to adapt her teaching methods to accommodate learners for whom BSL was their first language. She meticulously planned and tailored each aspect of the training programme, from workshop sessions to individual assessments, ensuring that resources were accessible and interpreters were readily available to facilitate communication.

Continuous Improvement:

Julie’s dedication to her learners’ success is evident in her proactive approach to soliciting and incorporating feedback. By creating a safe and supportive learning environment, Julie encouraged open dialogue and collaboration, empowering her students to voice their challenges and suggestions for improvement. In response to their feedback, Julie implemented changes to enhance the learning experience, such as providing pre-session materials and coordinating with interpreters to optimise communication during sessions.

Impactful Results:

Julie’s efforts have yielded remarkable results, with learners reporting increased motivation, confidence, and competence in their roles. The feedback from both learners and RAD leadership has been overwhelmingly positive, underscoring the significant impact of Julie’s training on the quality of care and support provided to the deaf community. Her dedication to excellence has not only elevated the educational experience for her learners but has also set a standard for quality care within the sector.


Daniel Clements, RAD’s Director of Independent Living, Support Services, and Programmes, commends Julie for her invaluable contributions to improving care standards within the deaf community. His endorsement reflects the profound impact of Julie’s training on the skills and understanding of carers, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for deaf individuals.


Julie Dixon’s nomination for Educator of the Year is a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in education. Her dedication to supporting deaf learners and advancing care standards within the deaf community exemplifies the transformative power of passionate and inclusive teaching practices.


We proudly recommend Julie Dixon for the Educator of the Year award, recognising her exceptional contributions to learner success and quality care provision within the deaf community. Julie’s innovative approach and unwavering dedication make her a deserving candidate for this prestigious honour, and her impact will continue to be felt for years to come.