The new qualification will provide employers with the well-trained event stewarding staff they require A new qualification has been launched that will help learners take their first steps in event security and provide employers with the well-trained event stewarding staff they require. The HABC Level 2 Certificate in Event Security Operations (QCF) will give learners an understanding of what employers need them to know in order to do the job effectively and safely, combined with knowledge of health and safety and customer service. Knowledge-based qualification Developed by Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) with input from the UK Crowd Management Association (UKCMA) and the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), the Level 2 Certificate is a knowledge-based qualification supported by elements of practical demonstration of performance. The qualification will allow employees to work at events including festivals and shows, and is supported by the SGSA, meaning it also satisfies the minimum level of training required for stewards to work independently within a sports ground environment. Help learners to build portfolio Chris Sprenger, HABC Managing Director, said, ‘The HABC Level 2 Certificate in Event Security Operations (QCF) covers all the areas that employers have told us they require staff to know such as crowd management, health and safety and customer service, along with optional but vital subjects like how to use radios properly and safeguarding children and young people. It can also be used to go on and achieve other relevant qualifications in the sector such as the HABC Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (QCF), helping learners to build their portfolio of transferrable skills so that they can contribute even more to their organisations’.
A new range of learning resources has been launched by Highfield.co.uk to help educators and learners with recently updated security qualifications. The new qualifications were launched after a review into learning in the sector in 2014 by the Security Industry Authority (SIA) which affected licence-linked security units, and resulted in qualifications containing these being withdrawn and replaced with immediate effect on 1 January 2015. The materials – which have been written by security experts Andy Walker and Gordon Tyerman (CCTV only) - support the updated Level 2 qualifications launched on 1 January 2015 by awarding organisations, including Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC), currently the largest provider of SIA licence-linked qualifications. They include: Working as a Door Supervisor Coursebook Working as a Door Supervisor Presentation Working as a Security Officer Coursebook Working as a Security Officer Presentation Working as a CCTV Operator Coursebook Working as a CCTV Operator Presentation Chris Sprenger, Highfield.co.uk Managing Director, said, ‘The new security qualifications have been updated to create a completely new suite of qualifications that meet the needs of learners and employers, and better reflect the requirements of those organisations operating in the sector. The materials we have created are an absolutely vital resource in helping learners, educators and training providers move across to the new Level 2 security qualifications whilst ensuring they have all the necessary information and knowledge required for success. In Andy Walker and Gordon Tyerman we have two of the most respected and authoritative experts in the field, and who have been able to explain concisely and coherently the changes and the wider content of the Level 2 qualifications’. Each book comes in a 100-page plus, A4, firmback and gloss-finish format with full colour illustrations and photos. The presentations, which are available as a PC CD-ROM and can be viewed using Microsoft PowerPoint, complement the books and are ideal for group learning.