Highfield Qualifications has been approved to deliver end-point assessment (EPA) for the Security First Line Manager apprenticeship standard. This news brings the total number of standards for which the organisation is approved to deliver EPA to 34 with three standards in the Protective Services suite.
Delivering apprenticeship assessments under its dedicated Highfield Assessment brand, the organisation is promising today’s employers a full range of assessment services, support and advice to help them make the most of their Apprenticeship Levy contributions or funding, while also supporting their apprentices to achieve their goals.
The Security First Line Manager apprenticeship standard provides apprentices with the skills and knowledge required to manage people working specifically in security environments such as the private security industry, the MoD, event security, in-house security and transport and border security. It also offers a vocational route into careers in security management (excluding close protection).
Jason Sprenger, Highfield’s CEO, 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, and especially so where they’re licence-linked, it has sometimes been difficult in the past to apply the traditional approach to apprenticeships.”
Sprenger added: “We would urge the security sector not to miss out. Highfield’s approach has been to do the hard work so that employers don’t have to. As one of the most experienced end-point assessment organisations, we’re well placed to offer a full range of consultancy and advice to organisations making sense of the changes, whether that’s to take on apprentices for the first time, have their existing in-house training recognised or to find services to ensure that they claim their full share of funding entitlement.”
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