Turning education and skills policy into practice

About AlphaPlus

AlphaPlus is an education consultancy that specialises in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessment, and in the evaluation of their performance and impact.

We help ensure the proper working of qualifications and assessments and assemble the evidence to demonstrate this. This evidence includes analytical work, often on large datasets; field work with centres, teachers and students; reporting and evidence-led action planning. It often also includes training and capacity development with stakeholders, and support for strategic development.

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John Winkley, Director

0161 2499 260


AlphaPlus Consultancy Ltd
Unit 109, Albert Mill
10 Hulme Hall Road
M15 4LY
Tel: 0161 2499 260

Company registration no.: 04801609 (England & Wales)
VAT registration no.: 786 7203 94

AlphaPlus - our values



We are educationalists with a strong commitment to improving teaching, learning and assessment, based on intellectual integrity, sound evidence and innovative approaches.

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Dependable and loyal

We are committed to being a dependable, accountable, honest and loyal partner for our clients.

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We are committed to enabling our clients to perform well by being reasonable, flexible and responsive, and by helping them to deliver consistent value.

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We are diligent, resilient and committed to building a successful education consultancy for our shareholders, directors and staff.

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We are committed to the improvement of our staff, both to promote the long-term development of our business and as an end in itself: we believe in the value of education for all.

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We ensure our teams consist of genuine sector experts with understanding in breadth and depth of both the theory and the practical complex everyday challenges faced by education providers.


We manage projects effectively and to the highest quality, freeing up the experts to concentrate on their specialism, but ensuring that activities are managed to meet expectations. This means only making promises that we know we can keep, and remembering the promises we have made to make sure we deliver.


We work in partnership with our clients. This is more than a cliché for us: we care about the services we provide and the impact they have on learners. Experience has shown us that the best impact our work can have is when it is undertaken alongside our clients so we make partnership a key feature of our project approach and management method.


Our clients include awarding organisations, professional bodies and government departments

Professional bodies

  • ACCA
  • Association of Accounting Technicians
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Institute of Physics
  • Royal College of Surgeons
  • Solicitors Regulation Authority

Awarding organisations

  • AQA
  • British Computer Society
  • City & Guilds
  • Federation of Awarding Bodies
  • NCFE
  • Pearson Edexcel
  • SQA
  • Vocational Training Charitable Trust
  • WJEC


  • Department for Business Innovation & Skills (BIS)
  • Department for Education (DfE)
  • European Union
  • National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)
  • Ofqual
  • Standards and testing agency (STA)
  • Teaching Agency
  • Welsh Government

International clients

  • Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court
  • Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Agency
  • Education Development Trust (CfBT)
  • Government of Anguilla
  • Govt of Saudi Arabia (Doroob Project HRDF Takamol)
  • Ireland Further Education Training Authority (SOLAS)
  • Qatar Investment Authority (QIA)
  • Qatar Supreme Education Council
  • Saudi Arabia Colleges of Excellence
  • Saudi Skills Standards
  • Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board
  • Singapore Ministry of Education

Membership of professional bodies

AlphaPlus staff are members and/or participants in the following organisations:


The AlphaPlus Directors

John Hamer
John Hamer
Tom Mitchel
Tom Mitchell
Gavin Reynaud
Gavin Reynaud
Jenny Smith
Jenny Smith
John Winkley
John Winkley


We are always interested in hearing from experienced educationalists who can bring expertise to the AlphaPlus team. For more information about what we're looking for and how to apply, please visit the Working with AlphaPlus page.

If you are interested in jobs through our awarding organisation recruitment service, you can view current jobs, find out how to apply, and register your interest for jobs. Awarding organisations can see the benefits of our service in the AO recruitment section.