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Dr. Judith McKeon - Founder & Principal

Judith founded MKLC Training in 1988.  She has a BA in Russian & German, an MA in History and an MBA.  Judith gained her PhD in studying the migration of older people, especially those from Eastern Europe to the UK, and has presented conference papers on this topic internationally.

She is a fully qualified languages teacher, teacher trainer, assessor & verifier, and specialises in the design of courses for specific markets.


Emma Burrows - Student Support

Emma joined MKLC with a LLB in Law and a MSc in Business Management and an international qualification in Event and Wedding planning.

During her time with MKLC she has continued to develop her qualifications in the educational sector taking her PTLLS, Assessor Award and IQA, whilst also developing her knowledge through CPD and short courses in marketing, creative writing, history and genealogy.


Stu Rutherford - Trainer & Assessor

Stu first qualified as a teacher in the UK state system way back in 1975. Since then, he has worked in teaching, training, teacher training, quality assurance and management in schools, colleges, universities and companies (supporting a range of vocational areas). He has worked in 7 different countries and has presented conference papers to teachers in the USA and the UAE.

Stu is a great believer in lifelong learning and recently completed two additional teacher training qualifications in Classroom Observation & Mentoring of Teachers.


Sandie Bowden - Trainer & Assessor

Sandie has supported students from Level 3 qualifications to Master's degrees, and has extensive experience in developing course materials, standards verification, examination marking and work-based assessments.

She is a keen supporter of the student centred model of teaching and learning and believes that the learning journey is a shared partnership.


Viktoria Seed - Trainer & Assessor

Viktoria has extensive teaching and assessing experience in early childhood education and further education with colleges and private companies, as well as designing new qualifications. She is a fully qualified teacher and assessor and currently studying towards a Masters in Education, which includes units of formative assessment methods and coaching and mentoring.

Viktoria is very passionate about distance learning, excellent materials, and innovative technologies to support learners.

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Dr. Mohammed Abushafa - International Business Development

Mohamed is an experienced teacher trainer and gained his PhD in the study of English language teaching in Libyan universities.  His area of expertise is in education, specialising in teaching methodologies.

Fluent in both English and Arabic, Mohamed is keen to develop links in the Middle East that will strengthen educational opportunities for those wishing to gain UK qualifications.