Community safety and policing EPAs

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Leading EPAO for community safety and policing apprenticeships

SFJ Awards has substantial experience as the end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) for a variety of community safety and policing apprenticeship standards.

Offering rigorous, industry-aligned assessments for various apprenticeships, SFJ Awards collaborates closely with employers, training providers, and industry experts to ensure the assessments are relevant and up-to-date. Providing exceptional support for employers and apprentices, SFJ Awards will guide you through the EPA process seamlessly.

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Community safety and policing apprenticeship standards we assess

Community safety officers

Anti-Social Behaviour and Community Safety Officer

The broad purpose of this occupation is to investigate reports of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and community safety issues.

  • Qualification level: 4
  • Typical duration: 24 months
  • Typical organisations: This occupation is found in social housing, local authorities and policing.
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Community Safety Advisor

Working within local communities providing life-improving advice, guidance and interventions that support people to remain safe and reduce from risks of harm such as fire, falls, crime or due to the circumstances in which the individual is living.

  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical duration: 12-18 months
  • Typical organisations: With further training and qualifications, this apprenticeship could lead to career pathways within the protective services sector such as police, fire and rescue, youth justice, health, and housing.
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Emergency contact handler

Emergency Services Contact Handler

This occupation is found in organisations which receive contacts from members of the public who are in emergency and non-emergency situations.

  • Qualification level: 3
  • Typical duration: 12 months
  • Typical organisations: Ambulance, fire, police, the NHS, National Highways, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
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Non-home office police officers

Non-Home Office Police Officer

The broad purpose of this occupation is to provide policing and/or investigative activity, with some forces having specific responsibility for protecting the personnel, assets and/or infrastructure of their organisation and that of the public.

  • Qualification level: 4
  • Typical duration: 24 months
  • Typical organisations: This occupation is found in non Home Office Police Forces, including (but not limited to) the Royal Navy Police, the Royal Military Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Ministry of Defence Police.
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PCSO

Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)

PCSOs are community-based. Their primary function is to be the visible and uniformed presence of the police service in the community, fostering and promoting relationships across communities.

  • Qualification level: 4
  • Typical duration: 12 months
  • Typical organisations: The police staff role of Police Community Support Officer constitutes a fundamental component of the national strategy for community policing across the UK.
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Youth justice practitioner

Youth Justice Practitioner

Working with children who have offended or are at risk of offending, this occupation is found in the youth offending services within local authorities. It is also relevant to practitioners working in voluntary sector organisations providing youth justice interventions.

  • Qualification level: 5
  • Typical duration: 25 months
  • Typical organisations: This occupation is found in Youth Offending Services within Local Authorities. Typical job titles include intensive supervision and surveillance practitioner, intervention worker, reparation officer, youth offending service case manager.
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