Sue Dutton

I have had a long and varied career, and I bring my experience with me to my role as a lecturer on a wide range of degree programmes and professional courses here at Blackburn College University Centre. I have over 25 years’ experience in management within local government; beginning my career in Youth and Community Work and eventually moving into Children’s Services where I spent 15 years managing Sure Start Children’s Centres. I also had the opportunity to be one of 50 Systems Leaders on a national programme, coaching and mentoring other Sure Start Programme Managers.

In all of my roles as either a leader, a coach or as a lecturer, I am driven by the desire see people achieve their goals, working to motivate them, inspire them and providing help and support when needed.

Contact Details

Room Number: UC210

Email Address:

Telephone: 01254 292339


Institute of Leadership and Management level 7 – Executive Coaching and Mentoring

University of Central Lancashire - PGCE

National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) - National Professional Qualification of Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL) – Level 7

University of Central Lancashire - BA (Hons) Social Policy with Psychology – First

Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 – Leadership and management

Chartered Management Institute Level 4 – Management and Leadership

CACHE Level 4 - Managing Quality in the Early Years

Recent Research Projects

Along with the coaching and mentoring team, I am embarking on an Action Research Project on peer mentoring in higher education.

Teaching and Professional Activities

I am currently Programme Leader on the BA top up Coaching and Mentoring. I also teach on a range of professional courses – see below. In recent years, I have also taught on Positive Practice for Children and Young People and on the Education degree.

I have a strong background in leadership and management and have many years’ experience of working in local government.

Teaching Programmes

BA (Hons) Coaching and Mentoring

Professional Courses

  • ILM – Level 3 Leadership and Management
  • ILM – Level 5 Leadership and Management
  • ILM – Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring – assessor
  • CMI – Level 5 - Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams to Achieve Success
  • CMI Level 7 - Task 3 Delegating Coaching and Mentoring
  • CIPD - Understanding Coaching and Mentoring
  • CIPS - Level 3 Team Dynamics and Change
  • CIPS- Level 6 - Strategical Ethical Leadership