About Elite 2019-09-16T09:39:33+01:00

‘Elite are an EPA organisation with extensive knowledge of the sport, fitness and education industry. Extremely responsive with quality guidance & support.’

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Why Choose Elite for your EPA?

  • All staff work full time for Elite and this makes us very responsive and flexible for EPA
  • Use of the EduCare Toolkit with over 14 modules for your learners to use as part of their training
  • Over 30 years of Industry knowledge in sport, leisure, fitness and education
  • All assessors are employed full time by Elite maintaining standardised assessments and giving immediate response to enquiries
  • Assessors are experts in their field and highly skilled in assessing apprentices from all walks of life
  • Excellent guidance and support for all standards supporting apprentices on programme and at Gateway
  • Resources for tutors including Videos, PowerPoints, templates and info graphics etc
  • Allocated EPA manager to guide you through the process
  • Training and support days as standard (no extra charge)
  • We pride ourselves on our response time
  • Competitive prices for all End Point Assessments
  • You can talk directly to staff that know and understand the standards and the EPA process

Meet The EPA Staff

Chris Shillito
Chris ShillitoDirector
B.Ed (Hons) Physical Education, CAVA Qualified Assessor, Safeguarding Officer, Level 3 First Aider, Level 3 OCR Extended Diploma in Sport Tutor, DBS checked.

Chris has worked as a Head of Physical Education for over 14 years and in secondary education for over 20 years. As Head of PE she was in charge of training NQTs and student teachers. During the last 10 years she has worked as a head of curriculum at Elite Sports Academy Liverpool, teaching and coaching on the OCR Technical Extended Diploma qualification in Sport. Also, she was in charge of internal assessment and moderation. As a Director of Elite Sports Academy she has worked in Community Sport with local Primary and Secondary schools encouraging children to become more active including initiatives involving healthy eating and the Daily Mile.

EPA Specialisms: Community Sports Health Officer, Community Activator, Teaching Assistant

Paul Brannan
Paul BrannanDirector
BSc Sports Science / PGCE in P.E with QTS, Level 2 coach in badminton, football and basketball, Knowsley Coach of the Year in 2006, BTEC and OCR level 3 Tutor, Level 3 First Aider, DBS checked.

Paul has been coaching sports since the age of 17 when he started a badminton club in Knowsley. Since then, Paul has developed community sports programmes in Sefton and works with Edge Hill offering CPD and coaching support to trainee P.E teachers and sports students. He was awarded Knowsley coach of the year in 2006 for his work in the community. During the last 8 years as Director of Elite, Paul has been involved in a variety of successful funding bids and ESFA compliance procedures. Also, for the last 12 years he has been teaching the Level 3 OCR technical Qualification and BTEC Level 3 in Sport and Physical Activity.

EPA Specialisms: Community Activator Coach, Community Sports and Health Officer and Teaching Assistant

Tim Craig
Tim Craig
Level 2 UEFA ‘B’ Football Coach, Level 3 Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor, GP Referral Trainer, Level 3 OCR Extended Diploma in Sport Tutor, DBS checked.

Tim has extensive knowledge of the fitness industry having worked for 15 years as a gym instructor and personal trainer. He is also qualified as a GP referral Trainer. He is a UEFA ‘B’ qualified coach. During the last 10 years he has worked as a football coach and tutor at Elite Sports Academy Liverpool specialising in fitness, training and physical activity for specific groups in the Community.

EPA Specialisms: Personal Trainer, Community Activator Coach, Community Sports and Health Officer.

Chris Stammers
Chris Stammers
UEFA ‘A’ Coach (FAW), FA Academy Managers Licence, Level 3 OCR Extended Diploma in Sport Tutor, DBS checked.

Chris is a UEFA ‘A’ qualified coach and has coached at Bury FC, Manchester United Academy and Skelmersdale FC. He has extensive knowledge of the football and coaching industry having worked at over 10 academies and clubs. For the last 10 years he has worked as the head of football at Elite Sports Academy Liverpool and worked as a tutor on the OCR Technical and BTEC programmes. He currently runs the Marine AFC Scholarship programme.

EPA Specialisms: Community Activator, Community Sports and Health Officer and Sporting Excellence Professional (Standard Pending).

Lee Jones
Lee Jones
BA Sports Development / PGCE with QTS, Level 2 Football Coach, Level 3 First Aider, Level 3 OCR Extended Diploma in Sport Tutor,DBS checked.

Lee has worked as a qualified teacher on the Level 3 OCR Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity and BTEC programmes for the last 8 years. Lee specialises in Community Sport, Sports development and Physical Activity for Specific groups. He has coached a number of Elite Academy football teams which have been very successful, winning leagues and regional trophies.

EPA Specialisms: Community Activator Coach, Community Sports and Health Officer and Teaching Assistant.

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