Our services

What we do

We support employers and training providers to deliver world-class learning and development solutions predominantly across the Policing, Fire & Rescue Services, Justice, Security, Local Authority and Healthcare sectors.

Discover the services we offer and the impact these services have had on the protective services over the past year.

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End-Point Assessment (EPA)

SFJ Awards is the trusted and independent End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) of choice for public and private sector apprenticeships in protective services. We currently utilise our expert knowledge, skills and behaviours in the assessment of 11 different apprenticeship standards.

In our 22/23 financial year, we completed 1,257 EPAs, helping 448 firefighters, 87 Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), 126 emergency service contact handlers and 596 custody and detention staff to progress in their careers.


End-Point Assessments completed


Apprentices certificated (via frameworks)

(2022-2023 financial year)


Approved EPAO for 11 apprenticeship standards

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SFJ Awards are the leading specialists in developing and providing registered qualifications to the protective services sector. Our qualifications and product development team are well-qualified, experienced professionals. They work with a wide range of stakeholders and technical experts to ensure that each qualification is current, relevant, valid, and reliable to support effective workforce and career management.


Regulated qualifications available to SFJ Awards approved centres


Learners certificated through regulated qualifications

(2022-2023 financial year)


Learners registered to regulated qualifications

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Custom Certification

Our Custom Certification Service (CCS) provides a greater choice and flexibility when regulated qualifications don’t meet your requirements. We have three different options of certification available, giving you confidence in providing quality assured learning that has been independently verified and certified to the highest standard.


Custom certification service certificates issued


Custom certification service programmes approved

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Quality Assurance

External quality assurance is an integral part of the SFJ Awards service. We appoint external quality assurers who regularly monitor centre compliance with regulations and best practice, and report on the progress of any agreed actions for quality improvement.

Our external quality assurers (EQAs) maintain our stringent quality standards so that centres, learners, and employers can feel confident that SFJ Awards qualifications are valued and credible.

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