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’…
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…
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 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…
SFJ Awards is seeking to recruit two new members to join our Quality and Standards Committee (QSC). Click for more information.
We’re pleased to announce that Sancus Solutions, have become the first organisation in the U.K. to achieve SFJ Awards approval to deliver the Level 5 Award in Investigating Serious Incidents In Healthcare qualification.
Never lose track of your certificates and have them immediately available to show your achievements. We’re pleased to announce that SFJ Awards now offers an e-certification service.
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.
Our case-study shows how we worked together with Time-Out Assessment Centre to develop new restorative practice qualifications for Northern Ireland
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.
SFJ Awards have been working with developers to produce a ‘user-friendly,’ competitively priced web-based e-portfolio for centres.
SFJ Awards is now approved to offer apprenticeship End-Point Assessments (EPAs). We already offer the Public Service Operational Delivery Officer EPA and more will follow as apprenticeship standards are approved for delivery.
Click here to find out about our qualifications review events for the Fire and Rescue Sector.
Our revised Level 3 and Level 4 Certificates in Operational Management, suitable for a wide range of organisations and sectors, are now available.
We are happy to announce that Karen Copeland, has been appointed as our new Qualifications and Product Development Manager.
The new SFJ Awards Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice and Processes, developed for practitioners who facilitate community-based restorative practice in Northern Ireland, will be available from 1 August.
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 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…
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.