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In this month’s spotlight feature, we interview Val Keeley, External Verifier


Q. Tell us about your role at Active IQ, how long have you worked here and what you most enjoy?
A. I have been working for Active IQ for 18 months. In my role as an EV I enjoy visiting my centres, meeting staff and supporting them in the delivery and assessment of AIQ qualifications.

Q. What advice can you give people who aspire to be where you are?
A. Work hard, be professional, fair and consistent.

Q. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A. I wanted to be a hairdresser.

Q. Tell us something we would never guess about you?
A. I once ran a marathon in 2 hours 59 minutes.

Q. What is the best advice you have ever been given?
A. Work hard to achieve your dreams.

Q. Which exercise do you most enjoy?
A. I love running!

Q. Any hidden talents?
A. I make my own clothes and love to sew and create all manner of things i.e. bags, cushions, quilts etc. especially when I am making them as a gift for friends and family – it’s my relaxation.

Q. How would you describe yourself in three words?
A. Not sure but I would hope, sincere, positive and supportive.