Dr Brenden
Competency-Based Degrees

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Your Status Assessed for a Competency-Based Degree.

 
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 City of Canterbury
 

History

For over 300 years, the Tempest family have been involved in some form of education, particularly providing elementary schooling for poor children and orphans. Notably, were the two schools in Yorkshire, Broughton School set up in 1820 through the benefaction of Stephen Tempest, and the school in Gargrave set up by Sir Charles Tempest in 1850. Here the rudiments of the Christian religion, reading, writing and arithmetic were taught to the children of estate workers (The Tempests of Broughton, by M. E Lancaster). And of course, Warnborough College (Oxford) established in 1973 by Ethyl M Tempest-Mogg.

The Dr Brenden philosophy is that education should be available to all, and that lifelong learning should be valued and recognised. His family instilled in him the desire to achieve, succeed and assist worthy causes in education and in the community. Throughout the decades, Dr Brenden has helped thousands of individuals reach pinnacles of success through his counselling, workshops and personal mentoring. Now, Dr Brenden and his associates are able to take this to a higher and wider level. Dr Brenden Education Solutions (DBES) is dedicated to assisting mature adults take the next step in their educational journey for a competency-based graduate degree based on their recognised prior learning (RPL), carer achievements, and skills. This is based on the European Qualification Framework (EQF), compliant with European Qualification Standards (EQS).

The Tempest roots are buried deep in the tradition of academic achievement, through learning and scholarship. Dr Brenden welcomes the opportunity to assess your 'competencies' for the qualification you seek.

 

 

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 Dr Brenden with the Mayor of Parkes, and Trixie, Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Graduation 2007).

Dr Brenden with the Mayor of Parkes, and Trixie, Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Graduation 2007).

 

Senior Assessors for a Competency-based Degree.

 
 
 
  Dr Brenden outside Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Dr Brenden outside Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

President & CEO

Dr Brenden D Tempest-Mogg

Dr. Brenden is a respected educator, lecturer, keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and personal mentor. He is a consultant on quality assurance, accreditation, study abroad, international education, and high education administration. Dr Brenden is a certified ISO:9001 Internal Auditor, and a clinical counsellor and psychotherapist. He is an authority on 'Prior Learning Assessment' and 'Portfolio Competencies Assessment'. Dr Brenden assesses to the standards of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) which is recognised by professional bodies, such as universities, colleges, governments, trade and industry. He is Vice-President for Europe of the International Vocational and Training Association (IVETA).

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
M.Litt. (1980)

AUSTRALIAN COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION (ACA)
Diploma of Professional Counselling (1999)

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
EdD. (1990) 

ESSEX UNIVERSITY
M.A. (1971)

NEW SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY
B.A. (1969)

Awards & Accolades

• Queen's Commission, Justice of the Peace (NSW) 1967-2006
• Profiled in Debrett's People of Today
• RECON Leadership Award for Community Service

Memberships

• University of Oxford Education Society
• University of Oxford Said Business School
• University of Oxford Law Society
• University of Oxford Union Debating Society
• Chartered College of Teaching (Historical Affiliate)
• Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts & Commerce(RSA)
• Commonwealth of Learning
• Quality International Study Abroad Network (QISAN)
• Cirencester Park Polo Club
•Royal Yachting Association


 

 
 

 
 
 

ASSOCIATE

Dr Julian Ng

Dr Julian Ng is a management consultant and respected educator. His areas of expertise include quality assurance and management (he is a certified lead auditor for ISO9001 and ISO14001), creative thinking, leadership and teambuilding, and education management (including learning skills).  He has done work for and on behalf of Honda, Fortis, MTR, Ageas, Manulife, Egyptair, the Institute of Railway Engineers, the Royal Jordanian Airforce, the Qatari Army, and many others.  He has lectured at universities around the world, developed teaching and learning materials, and mentors students from all walks of life.  Also, he is a professional and motivational speaker. Dr Julian is able to identify learning strengths and weaknesses very quickly and propose effective solutions to problems. He is an expert on mapping 'competncies' for competencies-based degrees. Vice-President Elect (2019) IVETA Europe: www.iveta.org

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

SAINT PAUL UNIVERSITY
Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Management.

UNSW
Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
TEFL.

Memberships

• Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts and Commerce (RSA)
•Chartered College of Teaching

 

 
 

Associate

Dr Charles Lau

Dr Charles Lau is an educator with wide experience in placement of students from Asia into top UK universities. As a skilled 'competencies assessor' he assists mature clients in China to obtain a competency-based graduate degree using their prior learning,skills and career achievements. Assessment can be done in Chinese. Dr Lau is a popular lecturer and workshop presenter. He lectured in Economics at Hong King Baptist University (1984-1997). 

Education

LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
B.Sc. (Economics)
MBA. (Management)
DBA. (Management)

Awards & Accolades

•Fellow of Life and Management in Insurance
•Fellow of the Society of Business Practitioners
•Founder of Interact Learning International
•Education Specialist for Inner Mongolia (Baotau)
•Director of Shanghai Shuarin family Office

 

 
 

Associate

Dr Matina Chronopoulou

Dr Matina Chronopoulou was raised in a family whose herbal knowledge went back three generations. She is a practising Naturopathic Doctor, Homeopath, Acupuncturist, and Bioresonance Therapist, with over 40 years of experience. She has presented scientific papers around the world and has contributed regular articles to natural health magazines, newspapers, television and radio talk programs over the past twenty five years. Most recently, she is a columnist for the Huffington Post. She specialises in educational workshops and seminars and looks at how nutrition and well-being in terms of mind and body can aid sucess in education and career.

Education

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COLLEGE
B.Sc.

MEDICINA ALTERNATIVA
MA, Ph.D

NC&M COLLEGE
Dip. NHS, N.D.

 

 

 
 

Associate

Dr Mark Fernando

Dr Mark Fernando's graduated with a BSc. Hons. degree from the University of London (London School of Economics). Mark holds at postgraduate level, the Diploma in Psychology, and the Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy. His PhD research was in Psychotherapy and Psychology.  His post-doctoral qualifications are from the University of Oxford, Harvard University Medical School, Christ Church University (Canterbury) and the University of Kent.  Mark is an Associate Faculty and Alumni member of the University of Oxford,  and serves on its committee for East Kent. He is Guest Faculty of Harvard University Medical School, a Fellow of Kent University, and a leader for the Advanced Research Centre for Comparative Bioethics.  

Education

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON (LSE)
BSc(Hons),

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Dip.Psych, Advanced Dip.Psych, MCollT, MIAFPsych, CPD

TRINITY UNIVERSITY
PhD

UNIVERSITY OF KENT
CPD Certificate

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
CME Certificate

Memberships

• Fellow of The Royal Society for Arts and Commerce (RSA)
• International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy (UK)
• Chartered College of Teaching (UK)
•National Health Service Trusts (Kent,London,Oxford, Cambridge)

 

 
 

Associate

Dr Souha Akiki

Dr Souha Akiki is a natural communicator, motivator and leader. She has a rich and varied background spanning a 30-year period in academia including Director-level positions in Administration and Finance. In her various roles as a Strategic Developer, Leader, Academic Director, Author and Mentor concurrently with management positions held at academic institutions, Dr Akiki has lectured on subjects such as Marketing, International Business, Entrepreneurship, and International Relations. Whether in academic or corporate environments, Dr Akiki embraces the challenges and enjoys the diversity of working with international profiles. She was a member of the UNESCO Panel in 2011 entitled “World Teachers Day”. She has a Doctorate in International Relations, specialising in “The Challenges of brain-based learning” and a Master of Business Administration. She is passionate about helping students increase their opportunities and skills base.

Education

SI UNIVERSITY
BBA

SCHILLER UNIVERSITY
MBA in International Business

ECOLE DES HAUTES ETUDES INTERNATIONALES PARISE
PhD in International Relations

Memberships

• UNESCO "World Teachers Day"