If you missed our Operational Firefighter End-Point Assessment (EPA) webinar you can now download the recording here. This session took our delegates through our customer-focussed approach to the newly launched Operational Firefighter EPA. Learn about the range of support we offer to both apprentices and employers to help you navigate your way through this new EPA….
It is our intention to withdraw the following qualifications with an end date for registrations and certification of 31 December 2019: SFJ Awards Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for Work in the Justice Sector (601/7388/9) SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in the Management and Care of Individuals in the Custodial Environment (601/7326/9) For more information see…
Business Admin/ Customer Service and Management. In consultation with centres and following the development of replacement qualifications, we intend to withdraw the following qualifications with an end date for registrations of 31 December 2019: SFJ Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Business and Administration 601/1256/6 SFJ Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business and Administration…
During May SFJ Awards had the opportunity to work with the Hong Kong Correctional Service to deliver a bespoke Train the trainer course for the International Award in the Safe Use of Force. The training comprised of a short-tailored core learning module offering a standardised approach whilst adhering to their organisational strategy, departmental policies and…
SFJ Awards have developed a new Level 3 qualification for Team Leaders. The draft qualification is now available for consultation and we welcome your feedback. The consultation document is available via this link. SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in Team Leading – consultation Please send your comments to QualificationsTeam@sfjawards.com by 5 July 2019.
SFJ Awards has been approved by the Education & Skills Funding Agency to deliver End Point Assessment for the Contact Handler – Emergency Services & NHS Integrated Urgent Care apprenticeship standard and we are looking to build our team of Independent Assessors. If you are an experienced call-handler from a Police, Fire, Ambulance Service or…
A draft version of the new SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Services Contact Handling is now available for consultation. Please let us have your feedback.
This is your opportunity to contribute to the review of our Level 5 Certificate in Fire Investigation,
as well as some of our business administration/customer service/management qualifications
Please let us have your feedback. Thank you!
SFJ Awards are pleased to announce the launch of our new Legal Advice qualifications. Click above for more information.
This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your feedback. Further information will be published about this new development in due course.
We are reviewing the Fire and Rescue Services qualification, Level 3 Award for Providing Trauma Care as the First Person on Scene, and are interested in hearing from individuals who have the knowledge and expertise to provide feedback on the revised units. Please contact us if you are willing to be involved in this qualification review.
SFJ Awards have been working with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to develop a qualification for investigations in health care. The proposed qualification is now ready for wider consultation with stakeholders, practitioners and experts in the area. Please let us have your feedback.
SFJ Awards are pleased to announce our new Neighbourhood Management qualifications. The Level 3 Award provides the knowledge for those who work, or are intending to work, in roles which require engagement with community partners and the Level 5 Award develops the skills to be able to develop, implement and evaluate neighbourhood and community plans.
The results of our annual customer survey are in and the response has been very positive. We’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who completed the survey, we know you are all busy people so to make time in your schedules means a lot to us.
Alongside the new Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Ofqual have also introduced a new measure of qualification size, Total Qualification Time (TQT).
SFJ Awards are pleased to be holding a rolling programme of themed workshop events for assessors and IQAs involved in the delivery, assessment and IQA of selected SFJ Awards qualification suites. These events are designed to: – Standardise the approach of SFJ Awards centres – Network with other Centres offering the same/similar qualification suites –…
The following new qualifications are applicable to a wide range of job roles and will support organisations in meeting their statutory requirements under the Prevent Duty: SFJ Awards Level 2 Award in Promoting British Values SFJ Awards Level 3 Award in Promoting British Values The Level 2 Award is aimed at staff in frontline roles…
As a result of changes in the way the Skills Funding Agency will fund qualifications for adults in 2016/17, more SFJ Awards will be eligible for Adult Education Budget funding and Advanced Learner Loans. Information on the funding changes is available HERE The following qualifications are included on the Advanced Learner Loans Catalogue 2015 to 2017:…
The new SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing has just been approved by the Skills Funding Agency for Advanced Learner Loans.
The government has updated its apprenticeship levy guidance, providing more details of how the model will operate. The guidance revealed the levy system, set for introduction in April 2017, would not be fully operational until 2020. To view the guidance click HERE Initially, from April 2017, employers that pay the levy will be able to…
SFJ Awards qualifications for Early Intervention and Family Support have now been approved by the Skills Funding Agency for Advanced Learner Loans from 1 August 2016.
SFJ Awards offers a wide range of qualifications for the Fire sector ranging from niche operational qualifications through to specialist management qualifications. We are holding free events for Fire and Rescue Services to discuss current and future qualification needs and to give networking opportunities.
The SFJ Awards Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Policing (QN 600/6610/6) has now been approved by the Skills Funding Agency for Advanced Learner Loans.
On 21st January 2016 we hosted an event for Police Forces, Delivering Policing Qualifications in Times of Austerity. The event was well attended with representation from most of the Police Forces in England and Wales plus private sector organisations and academic establishments. The theme of the day was delivering qualifications effectively in the current economic…
The Skills Funding Agency has recently published the funding guidance, rates and formula for 2016-17. This includes funding rules for the new Adult Education Budget (AEB), apprenticeships and adult learner loans.
We currently have positions for qualified and experienced External Quality Assurers (EQAs) who have knowledge and experience of working within our main sectors.
Register now for our policing event on 21 January 2016 at The Studio in Birmingham, which is open to all police forces and free to attend.
Probation Institute to run a Consultation Event on the revised Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice in January 2016.
SFJ Awards will be hosting an event which is open to all police forces and free of charge. The event will be held at The Studio in Birmingham on Jan 21st 2016 and will focus on delivering policing qualifications effectively in the current economic climate. The day will include updates on the new policing qualifications, presentations,…
The new Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) was introduced by Ofqual to replace the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) on 1st October 2015. The RQF also replaces the older National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The RQF stipulates new measures of qualification size (how long a qualification takes to study and be assessed for) and new definitions of…
Always responsive to the needs of employers, SFJ Awards are currently developing a number of new qualifications, including those for: – Police Custody – Working in Confined Spaces – Introduction to Fire Investigation for FRS – British Values We’re also reviewing the Level 5 Diploma in Probation Practice. This work is being carried out with National…
SFJ Awards are pleased to introduce our new Quality Assurance Manager, Pamela Hunt. Pam joins us with a wealth of experience including; Awarding Organisations, Regulatory Responsibility Compliance (specifically Ofqual and QAA), self-assessment/evaluation and quality improvement processes, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.Her specialities include; education, teaching,learning and development, assessment (methodology and strategy), standards, Internal Quality Assurance, Standardisation and Inspection,…
As we continue to grow our reputation for being the awarding Organisation of choice for the Justice Sector and our portfolio of specialist Qualifications and roll of Approved Centres we will need to increase our bank of Associates. If you are interested in working with SFJ Awards and have qualifications and/or experience in any of…
Just Assess is an on-line platform that supports assessment centres and organisations to assess the knowledge and understanding via multiple choice tests. Just Assess can be used as an effective tool to support the assessment of knowledge and understanding: – for qualifications and units – as part of a learning pathway – for appraisal purposes…
The SFJ Awards Level 2 Certificate in Preparing for Work in the Justice Sector has now been approved for funding by the Skills Funding Agency for 2015-16.
As of 1 September 2015 SFJ Awards will transfer ownership following a merger between Skills for Justice and Skills for Health.
We have now moved offices! Please note our new address and phone number.
The results of our annual customer survey are in and the response has been very positive.
Ten frontline workers at domestic abuse charity Refuge have become the first to pass a new qualification for domestic violence practitioners.
Fifteen new qualifications have been added to the SFJ Awards roster, focusing on a range of different subject areas from custodial care to fire and rescue.
SFJ Awards would like to welcome the latest five organisations to become accredited centres within the last two months.
SFJ Awards is to take over the delivery of qualifications to Her Majesty’s Prison Service after the organisation stepped in to support AVA.
SFJ Awards has been refining its online assessment model over the summer and will be officially launched in October.
Staff working on the high profile government schemes to help families now have a qualification to work towards.
A Detective Constable has become the first learner in the country to achieve the Level 5 Diploma in Criminal Investigation.
Twenty members of the RAF Intelligence team have become the first learners to pass a new qualification to recognise their skills.
We’d like to remind all our centres that the deadline for informing SFJ Awards of any qualifications you wish to be considered for public funding is 31st August 2014.
SFJ Awards are developing a new assessment tool called ‘Just Assess’ which will give our customers the ability to deliver on-line tests to learners.
A specialist qualification aimed at police call handlers has been developed and launched by SFJ Awards.
Awarding organisation SFJ Awards has developed a new qualification designed to help people with convictions improve their ability to manage personal finances prior to, and following, release from custody.
SFJ Awards has worked in partnership with the fire and rescue sector to develop a new qualification to help workers who arrive first on the scene.
A new apprenticeship specifically designed for detectives has launched.
A policeman from Northern Ireland has become the first to gain SFJ Awards’ new qualification in restorative practice.
The Fire Service College has entered into a strategic partnership with awarding organisation SFJ Awards.
A new apprenticeship specifically designed for detectives is to launch in December.
SFJ Awards has been steadily adding to its family of approved centres from across the justice sector, with three new organisations joining in the New Year.
SFJ Awards has announced it now offers the full suite of Education and Training qualifications for people who want to work in the skills sector.
Fire and Rescue Services are being urged to adopt an innovative quality assurance process to further professionalise workforces – and potentially save six-figure sums.
SFJ Awards has appointed a new Quality Assurance Manager as the organisation grows to meet demand.
One hundred per cent of SFJ Awards’ approved centres would recommend the organisation, according to new figures.
The first learners have registered for an innovative qualification specifically designed for detectives.
SFJ Awards is currently developing a number of qualifications in response to employer demand.
Awarding organisations SFJ Awards and Industry Qualifications (IQ) are to collaborate to expand their products and services to employers.
Qualifications regulator Ofqual has said SFJ Awards has clear policies and processes in place following its latest monitoring visit.
The SFJ Awards website has been re-launched with a new design and enhanced usability.
Two new qualifications designed specifically for Fire and Rescue Services are now available from SFJ Awards.
Following Ofqual approval, SFJ Awards is now able to award a suite of new qualifications for learning and development professionals.
Hampshire Constabulary has joined the growing list of awarding centres offering SFJ Awards qualifications.
SFJ Awards is to offer a set of new qualifications that enhance employability skills.
The Royal Air Force (RAF) has signed up to deliver a new qualification that will provide a clear career pathway for intelligence analysts.
Oxford Fire and Rescue Service has become the first Fire and Rescue Service in the UK to achieve approval under an innovative new quality assurance process which is set to make waves across the sector.
The first formal qualifications recognising people trained to manage fire risk in rented residential or social housing have been launched.
Awarding organisation SFJ Awards is calling on police forces to embrace a new qualification that sees new recruits hit the ground running.
A number of new qualifications for teachers and trainers have been developed to replace existing certificates and diplomas.
A career in the police service appeals to people from all walks of life, meaning that when services take on new recruits they start with varying levels of experience and understanding of what the role entails.
Investigation is one of the key cornerstones of the Police Service and SFJ Awards is pleased to announce that it is able to offer the first competence-based qualification for Detectives investigating Serious and Complex Crime that recognises the professionalism of those performing this important role.