Apprenticeship programmes are a great way for employers to develop the skills of their existing workforce and recruit new staff. Essentially, they are structured training programmes for anyone over the age of 16, delivered to meet a recognised national standard. Apprenticeship standards have been designed by senior sector employers to ensure they meet the needs…
Our new Funding Guide gives an overview of national funding available and where to find out more information.
Please see here for details of proposed qualification withdrawals.
Find out more about qualification titles in the latest of our articles.
Our article explains about qualification levels and how they compare on different frameworks.
Our new Level 3 Certificate and Diploma in Probation Practice are now available. We also now offer the Level 3 Certificate in Management.
Just Assess is an innovative on-line platform that supports assessment centres and organisations to assess knowledge and understanding. It can be used to assess the knowledge and understanding of learners via multiple choice tests.
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).
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SFJ Awards is to offer a set of new qualifications that enhance employability skills.
A number of new qualifications for teachers and trainers have been developed to replace existing certificates and diplomas.