Andrew Holmes

Dr Andrew G D Holmes


Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

01482 465429

Andrew is a keen, friendly and enthusiastic facilitator with an extensive experience of the design, development and delivery of higher education courses, including work-based learning and adult education. 

He is an experienced educator and facilitator of learning, passionate about facilitating every learner’s development of applied skills and knowledge for the workplace and life.

Andrew has worked in higher education for over 20 years, including working with a wide range of external partner organisations, both public, private and not-for-profit sectors to accredit or directly deliver work-based learning, training and higher education programmes of learning.


Research Interests

  • Assessment

  • Approaches to learning

  • Skills development and pedagogy


The role of interest and enjoyment in determining students’ approaches to learning. Educational Process International Journal 7(2) pp.140-150 2018. 

Problems with assessing student autonomy in higher education, an alternative perspective and a role for mentoring. Educational Process International Journal 7 (1)pp. 24-38 2018.

'Conceptualising Learning and Teaching for the New Lifelong Learning Sector', ESCalate in conjunction with YHELLN, 2009.

'Getting a Quality Education', in Quality World, the journal of the Institute of Quality Assurance, 1998.

'Quality Assurance within a Prince’s Trust Volunteers Franchise, in Quality World, the journal of the Institute of Quality Assurance, 1997.


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Children's University Mentoring (free elective)

  • Specialist Subject (Education)

  • Dissertation

  • Skills for Academic Success

  • Research Project

  • Introduction to the Environments for Learning

  • Leadership, Management and Teamworking

  • Approaches to Research

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

  • PGCE (FE & HE)

  • Diploma in Counselling Skills

  • Cert Ed

  • 7307 teaching certificate

  • NVQ internal verifier and assessor qualifications

  • NGCE Enterprise Educator

  • NLP practitioner

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons)

  • MSc

  • PGCE

External roles

Trustee board member of Hull & East Riding Children’s University.