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First Line Manager apprenticeship

The exam awarding body Highfield Qualifications has been approved to deliver end-point assessment (EPA) for the Security First Line Manager apprenticeship standard. It brings the total number of standards the Doncaster-based firm is approved to deliver EPA for to 34, with three standards in the Protective Services suite.

Delivering apprenticeship assessments under its Highfield Assessment brand, the organisation is promising employers assessment services, support and advice to help them make the most of their apprenticeship levy contributions or funding, while supporting their apprentices to achieve their goals.

The Security First Line Manager standard provides apprentices with the skills and knowledge to manage people working specifically in security, such as the private security industry, Ministry of Defence, event security, in-house security and transport and border security. It also offers a vocational route into careers in security management (not including close protection).

Jason Sprenger, Highfield Chief Executive, pictured, said: “Most employers are now aware of the opportunities available through the changes to apprenticeships. However, while the security sector is one of the biggest adopters of vocational qualifications, especially where they are licence-linked, it has sometimes been difficult in the past to apply the traditional approach to apprenticeships.

“We’d urge the security sector not to miss out. Highfield’s approach has been to do the hard work, so employers don’t have to. As the leading awarding organisation in the security sector and one of the most experienced end-point assessment organisations, we are well placed to offer a full range of consultancy and advice to organisations making sense of the changes, whether that is to take on take on apprentices for the first time, have their existing in-house training recognised, or to find services to ensure they claim their full share of funding entitlement.”

For more go to www.highfieldassessment.com.


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