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Our Team.

Welcome to Vision Rehabilitation Training, your source for high-quality apprenticeship training in the field of vision rehabilitation. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, our team of instructors brings a deep understanding of the field and a passion for teaching to each and every one of our Apprentices. Our approach is centred around providing practical, hands-on experience, as well as theoretical knowledge, to create a comprehensive learning experience. If you're looking for up-to-date employment focussed training, look no further than Vision Rehabilitation Training.

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Dr Andrew Dodgson

Founder & CEO

Working in the sight loss sector for the last 20 years, Jo is experienced in working as a rehabilitation worker in both local authorities and the charity sector. Jo has previously worked at Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer, has an MA in education, works as an Independent Assessor, and has co-written a textbook on echolocation with Daniel Kish. From her previous career as a Solicitor Jo brings knowledge and experience of risk and evidence based practice. Jo is committed to constantly improving the student experience.

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Jo Hook

Trainer & Assessor

Working in the sight loss sector for the last 20 years, Jo is experienced in working as a rehabilitation worker in both local authorities and the charity sector. Jo has previously worked at Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer, has an MA in education, works as an Independent Assessor, and has co-written a textbook on echolocation with Daniel Kish. From her previous career as a Solicitor Jo brings knowledge and experience of risk and evidence based practice. Jo is committed to constantly improving the student experience.

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Ikwi MkParu

Trainer & Assessor

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Marion Dodgson

Director & Head of Safeguarding

Working in the sight loss sector for the last 20 years, Jo is experienced in working as a rehabilitation worker in both local authorities and the charity sector. Jo has previously worked at Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer, has an MA in education, works as an Independent Assessor, and has co-written a textbook on echolocation with Daniel Kish. From her previous career as a Solicitor Jo brings knowledge and experience of risk and evidence based practice. Jo is committed to constantly improving the student experience.

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Andy Fisher

Trainer & Assessor

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Anthony Lovell

Director of Quality & Performance

Working in the sight loss sector for the last 20 years, Jo is experienced in working as a rehabilitation worker in both local authorities and the charity sector. Jo has previously worked at Birmingham City University as a Senior Lecturer, has an MA in education, works as an Independent Assessor, and has co-written a textbook on echolocation with Daniel Kish. From her previous career as a Solicitor Jo brings knowledge and experience of risk and evidence based practice. Jo is committed to constantly improving the student experience.

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Martin Ralph

Trainer

Martin is a resilient, solution seeker with a commitment to making technology accessible for all. He is passionate about using technology to empower people with sight loss. In the charity sector he is known for focussing on enabling professionals to feel confident about technology and sharing his valuable insights into living with visual impairments. Martin, who has been blind since birth, wears many hats. He’s a father, a husband, and a technologist. His educational journey began in mainstream schools, where he completed his GCSEs. However, he took a different path when choosing a college course and decided to dive into the world of computing. Since then, Martin has achieved several Microsoft Certifications, including Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist and Server Administrator credentials. He’s also a Certified SCRUM Master and SCRUM Product Owner. His digital expertise spans areas like project management, service design, user research, service delivery, accessibility, and digital inclusion. As a father, Martin advocates for inclusion in education, especially for his child who has inherited some of his eye conditions. His loyal companion is Diesel, a German Shepherd Guide Dog who has been by his side since 2017.

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