Emily Hughes

Associate Consultant


Emily brings a wealth of expertise in apprenticeships, end-point assessments, RoATP and RoEPAO applications; Ofqual recognition and Ofsted readiness to SUMS members and clients.

With over 20 years’ experience within the education and training sector, Emily is a highly experienced innovative educational manager with a proven ability and track record in developing apprenticeship provision. Prior to establishing her own consultancy business, she worked in senior and management posts across university and college settings.

Emily is passionate about empowering those she works with to achieve the successful outcomes and maintain long term standards. In recent years this has taken the form of projects and programmes focused on meeting external quality assurance, funding and regulatory requirements across apprenticeship and end-point assessment.

Her strength as a consultant is a result of wide ranging knowledge and ability to use this effectively at operational and strategic levels to bring about impactful change.

Recently Emily has successfully lead and supported the establishment of new end-point assessment organisations, integrated degree apprenticeship provision and on-programme delivery across a range of providers and sectors.

In addition to consultancy work Emily is an Ofqual Subject Matter Expert and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute alongside being a strategic board member for a Training Provider and an End-Point Assessment Organisation.

In her free time she loves visiting the theatre, exploring the Lincolnshire countryside around where she lives, and spending time in her garden.