What is Resilens?

Realising European ReSiliencE for CritIcaL INfraStructure (RESILENS) is a 3-year project funded by the EU Commission under Horizon 2020. It aims to develop a user-friendly, European Resilience Management Guideline (ERMG) which is based on established principles of risk management and vulnerability reduction. It is hoped that the uptake of these principles will help organisations and…

What is Assessment?

Assessment entails establishing how much an individual learner has learnt, and involves learners, tutors and assessors. The assessment process can begin before a course starts and may continue after it has finished. Learning is essentially a change in skill and/or knowledge. Assessment is the judgement of evidence showing that learning has taken place (an act…

Independent End-Point Assessment from SFJ Awards

SFJ Awards have now been approved as an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for a number of Apprenticeship Standards. As an EPAO we offer high-quality and robust assessments, carried out by experienced staff with extensive occupational competence in different areas of the public sector. Our team are currently working with employers and training providers to deliver…

T Levels…. what are they?

T Levels are new two-year, level 3 study programmes in England that will include a new, substantial level 3 technical qualification. Intended for the 16-18-year-old market, they are aimed at enabling learners to secure skilled employment, by providing a mixture of: • practical skills and knowledge specific to their chosen industry and occupation • at…

Timely Conference on Emergency Services Collaboration

Skills for Justice (SfJ) joined forces this month with partners from the University of Birmingham (Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing) and the University of Nottingham (Centre for Health and Justice) to co-host a UK Emergency Services Collaboration conference. This conference focused on the extensive research conducted by SfJ and partners on the three ‘blue-light’…

JUST ASSESS – online testing platform

You may be interested in SFJ Awards assessment software, ‘Just Assess’ which is designed for our customers to create and manage on-line tests. Just Assess is a testing tool that can be used in many ways for example: • Pre-join/entry assessment of knowledge • Recruitment & selection • Induction training • Training needs analysis • Pre-course testing • Post-course testing/evaluation • Continuing…

New GDPR App developed

Working closely with SFJ Awards and the Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC), Droman Solutions has developed a ground-breaking immersive training platform suitable for educating personnel in businesses of all sizes. The first app in a growing library provides accredited training for all staff to develop their knowledge and understanding as to how all the principles…

Integrated Workforce Planning

Integrated workforce planning is an important approach to ensure you have a workforce of the right size and skills to meet your organisation’s short and long-term objectives. With growing financial constraints and an uncertain workforce supply, workforce planners are under growing pressure to ensure their approach is evidence-based, sustainable and robust enough to address both…

Expressions of interest for independent end point assessors

SFJ Awards has been approved by the Education & Skills Funding Agency to deliver End Point Assessment for the Public Service Operational Delivery Officer apprenticeship standard with other applications in the pipeline. We are accepting expressions of interest from anyone interested in becoming an associate independent end point assessor with SFJ Awards.

Recent Standardisation Events

SFJ Awards recently held 4 Standardisation events in London, jointly facilitated by SFJ Awards Quality and Assessment Manager, Pam Hunt, and a relevant subject specialist External Quality Assurer.  The 4 events focussed on Community & Social Justice, Fire & Rescue, Learning & Development and Law Enforcement & Policing sectors. 

Just Assess!

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.

Just Assess and Professional Accreditation

“Just Assess has provided SFE with a high quality and cost effective solution for our membership programmes. The SFJ Awards team have also provided a highly responsive customer service to support SFE. We look forward to developing the approach and the content further.” Lakshmi Turner, Chief Executive Officer at SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly). Just…

Promoting British Values

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…

Funding Update

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:…

Apprenticeship Levy

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…

Qualifications Event Success

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…