Meet the Team

Name: Frederika Garside

Job Title: Training Advisor and IQA

How long has Frederika worked for Smart Training?

For 2 years coming back into work based learning from a position within a secondary school for over 2 years  gaining IQA qualification setting up centre for Edexcel approval to deliver apprenticeships for Business and administration, hospitality and IT prior to this worked for work based training provider  gaining assessor qualification and PLTTS for over 4 years.

What are Frederika's specialisms?

Delivers food production, professional cookery, kitchen services, team leading, cleaning, housekeeping level 2

HSL level 3, Management levels  2 and 3,Customer services  levels 2 and 3

Business and administration levels 2 and 3


Frederika's previous work experience

Went to college full time to complete a 2 year general catering course upon leaving school for 2 years achieving my City and Guilds.

Various catering and management positions over 25 years

Including chef in commercial and hotel kitchens worked as waitress cleaner i.n various positions when children were younger.

School meals service from unit manager to mobile cook and trainer then promoted to district manager running and responsible for 28 sites this job role was for over 4 years. Setting individual KPIs for all staff, audit checks and training and support of staff. Coordinating sickness cover on daily basis for all sites , recruitment for staff.

Worked as a compliance and trainer for fast food company responsible for delivery of all  training to franchisees and staff prior to store opening, ongoing training and support from monthly compliance audits, completion of monthly compliance and report writing.

Took over responsibility of ordering  equipment and co ordinating new store builds  and liasing with franchisees suppliers and builders to enable success and timely completion prior to traing for store opening.

Also ran own fast food business


Frederika's hobbies & interests

Sea Cadets  Petty Officer-Camping, DofE  supervisor, Adventure leader,Catering, first aid instructor ,general instruction of  Cadet core training modules

Also deliver staff module- youth development

Also ran and responsible for running SCC unit for over 22 months.


Reading keeping fit and cooking.

I enjoy training as I get satisfaction of  helping students/ learners achieve their goals and overcome their barriers to learning something new.and their sense of achievement.

Always interesting and I myself like learning new things/ topics  stretching myself for my own personal development.