Celebration Event delivered by the Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS), which will recognise the efforts and achievements of RBFRS staff in responding to a very challenging period for the local communities they serve. As an SFJ Awards Centre, delivering vital qualifications to develop the skills of the Fire Service workforce, RBFRS are committed to recognising the contributions made by those throughout the pandemic.
As champions of exceptional learning and development programmes, apprenticeships and vocational qualifications, SFJ Awards are thrilled to be sponsoring the 'Dedication to a Lifelong Learning Culture' Award category, part of the national Our Health Heroes Awards.
Emergency services and responders play an integral part in keeping the public safe, even if it means risking their own lives. Our team at SFJ Awards supports the continual development of a highly skilled and sustainable emergency services workforce, particularly the contribution made by the UK’s Fire and Rescue Service. Firefighters, apprentices, trainees, and operational support staff have stepped up to support not just other emergency services throughout the pandemic, but more recently those that have traveled miles to help battle the devastating fires across many parts of Greece.
Along with our sister organisation, Skills for Justice, the SFJ Awards team will be exhibiting, and speaking at, the Emergency Services Show 2021. The first face-to-face event our team will be attending since November 2019, and an opportunity to meet and greet key stakeholders from across the Emergency Services, including Policing, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and First Response employees.
One of our newest SFJ Awards Approved Centres, Emergency Response Driver Training Ltd (ERDT), has launched an industry-first Level 3 Award driving qualification, and a suite of driving and instructors’ Certificate of Achievements, to address planned changes in the legislation covering the driving of emergency vehicles.
After consultation with the education sector, students and parents, the Department for Education (DfE) has today confirmed the government’s reforms to “simplify and streamline the current system” for students finishing their GCSEs will be phased in between 2023 and 2025.