HABC develops new e-Learning courses to help train next generation of event stewards

A new suite of e-Learning courses has been launched by the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) to help organisations train the next generation of event stewards to nationally-recognised standards and keep them compliant with the law.

The two new e-Learning courses, entitled Spectator Safety and Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events, are aimed at organisations and learners in the sports and events sectors and linked to nationally-recognised qualifications.

The Spectator Safety course covers the knowledge element for the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety and the entire Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events, while the Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events course covers the knowledge required for learners to achieve the Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events.

The Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events e-Learning contains units on preparing for spectator events, controlling the entry, exit and movement of people at such events, monitoring spectators, dealing with crowd problems and coping with accidents and emergencies. The Spectator Safety e-Learning consists of the same units with the addition of instruction on managing conflict and supporting the work of the team/organisation.

Both e-Learning courses can be assessed by interactive activities (ensuring that knowledge is continually reinforced throughout each module), multiple-choice questioning (conducted at the end of each module to ensure learner outcomes have been achieved) and full end-of-unit assessments (these are completed electronically and signed by an assessor appointed by the organisation providing the training).

Media-rich and interactive content

Developed by Highfield e-Learning, the courses come complete with media-rich and interactive content including photography, videos featuring commentary from sector experts and event stewards sharing their thoughts on working in the sector, interactive exercises designed to test and reinforce knowledge and end of unit assessments.

Chris Sprenger, managing director at HABC, said: “There’s now increased regulatory and media scrutiny on the stewarding at sports grounds and for events in general. At the same time, the sector is becoming more attractive to young people as a career option. Likewise, the nature of the job means that both learners and those teaching them are not often based in the classroom. They need an option that allows them to study in any environment.”

Sprenger continued: “More people are embracing e-Learning and blended learning so these courses represent both a cost-effective and innovative way in which sports and events organisations might engage with learners in a meaningful fashion that benefits both the student and the business as a whole.”

The Spectator Safety e-Learning course costs £115 plus VAT per learner, while the Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events e-Learning course is priced at £95 plus VAT per student.

*For further information visit: www.highgfieldelearning, telephone: 0845 226 0350 or send an e-mail to: support@highfieldelearning.com

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