Remote delivery and assessment of Security Qualifications pilot – webinar

Highfield’s digital portfolio is helping to keep businesses on the front foot during the COVID-19 crisis.

Our ‘Qualify at Home’ suite is now being piloted for some of Highfield’s security qualifications, meaning that your teaching can be done through remote learning and learners can qualify from the safety of their home.

How our ‘Qualify at Home’ suite works:

E-learning – award winning, instantly available, accessible anywhere

E-assessment – regulated assessments on your computer

Remote online invigilation – at home when convenient with the learner

In this webinar we’ll explain which of our security qualifications can be delivered remotely under the pilot, plus, we’ll demonstrate how to:

• let learners learn AND qualify from home or anywhere in the country

• enable home and work-based test to be undertaken using a remote invigilator

• conduct tests under normal exam conditions set out by Ofqual

All the information in this webinar was correct at time of broadcast (3 April 2020).

For more information on our webinars, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx

Remote Invigilation for End Point Assessment Webinar

This webinar covers how remote invigilation works for end-point assessment.

Our distance test conditions enable everyone to adhere to government advice by sitting isolated examinations at home or in the workplace.

This webinar explains how you can:

enable home and work-based tests to be undertaken with a remote invigilator

conduct tests under Highfield’s normal exam conditions

access support from our employer engagement managers who will support you through the entire process

The information in this webinar was correct at the time of broadcast (3 April 2020).

For more on our webinars, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx

Turn home working into home qualifying – webinar

Our digital portfolio can help keep your business on the front foot during the COVID-19 crisis.

Offer your candidates and clients, even those in isolation, an alternative with our complete 3 step ‘Qualify at Home’ suite.

What you’ll learn from the webinar:

How our ‘Qualify at Home’ suite works

E-learning – award winning, instantly available, accessible anywhere.

E-assessment – regulated assessments on your computer.

Remote online invigilation – at home when convenient with the learner.

We’ll show you how to:

• Let learners learn AND qualify from home or anywhere in the country.

• Enable home and work-based test to be undertaken without an invigilator present.

• Conduct test under normal exam conditions set out by Ofqual

Highfield – supporting your business and learners during COVID-19.

This FREE webinar took place on Tuesday 31 March 2020. The information provided was correct at the time of broadcast.

For more on our webinars, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx

 

 

Highfield urges common sense approach to licence applications 

One of the leading exam boards for licensing courses has urged Local Authorities to adopt a common-sense approach when it comes to requesting qualification certificates during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Highfield Qualifications, which awards the Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) and the Scottish Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (SCPLH) at SCQF Level 6 made the plea after it was contacted by a number of learners who had been told the digital certificates it issues were not valid when applying for licences.  
 
Under the terms of the Licensing Act, digital certificates, sometimes known as e-certificates, are considered to be ‘originals’ and are therefore a valid way for applicants to demonstrate they have achieved the required qualification.  
 
Jason Sprenger, Highfield Chief Executive said, ‘Digital certificates or e-certificates have been considered as originals for a number of years now, and are a valid means under the terms of the Licensing Act for anyone to prove they have the necessary qualification required for an alcohol licence. However, some Local Authorities have always refused to accept them, instead insisting on hard copies, which need to be processed manually.  
 
Highfield, our centres and our learners would really appreciate the support of Local Authorities during the COVID-19 lockdown, so that together we can ensure no applicants are disadvantaged and are able to confidently prepare themselves for a return to work when the time comes.  
 
Highfield’s plea comes shortly after the Institute of Licensing issued guidance, Protocol for Licence Applications & Hearings Under The Licensing ACT 2003 During the COVID-19 Pandemic, which states that Local Authorities should adopt an online, digital-first approach to licensing issues throughout the current situation. 
 
Local Authorities can check any applicant’s certificate, completely, free of charge, using its CheckCert service at https://checkcert.highfieldqualifications.com/ 

For more information on Highfield Qualifications, go to www.highfieldqualifications.com  

 
 

End Point Assessment – Portfolio and Project Submissions

Want to know what it’s like working with Highfield for end-point assessment?

Watch the recording of Highfield’s End-Point Assessment – Portfolio and Project Submissions webinar which took place on Tuesday 31 March.

In this, the Highfield Assessment team dissect the myths around this area of EPA and provide guidance based on our own experiences of good and bad practice.

The webinar covered in detail areas around Portfolio and Project Submissions including: ·

  • a brief introduction to Highfield Assessment
  • guidance on portfolio and project submissions
  • using matrix documents
  • evidencing criteria
  • the provider’s involvement
  • best practice document sharing
  • lessons learned and myth-busting

Once again, the Highfield team were online to answer all audience questions live, on-air during the broadcast.

This FREE webinar took place on Tuesday 31 March 2020. The information provided was correct at the time of broadcast.

To see register for our future webinars, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx

Extension of pool lifeguarding certificates 

With the current COVID-19 situation affecting the country, and gyms, swimming pools and leisure facilities being asked to close, we wanted to provide some reassurance to those working in the pool lifeguarding sector.  
 
We are pleased to announce that certificates for our Highfield Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding (RQF) qualification that were due to expire on or before 30 June 2020 will now be extended by three months to support you through this difficult period.  
 
You do not need to do anything for this to happen, so there’s no need to get in touch. The extension will be implemented automatically.   
 
Should the current period of uncertainty continue, we will review the extension period and update you accordingly.  
 
In the meantime, please contact us on 01302 363277 or email info@highfield.co.uk if you have any questions.

Webinar: Qualify at Home

Webinar: Qualify at Home – turn home working into home qualifying with Highfield

Our digital portfolio can help keep your business on the front foot during the COVID-19 crisis.

Offer your candidates and clients, even those in isolation, an alternative with our complete 3 step ‘Qualify at Home’ suite.

What you’ll learn from the webinar:

How our ‘Qualify at Home’ suite works

E-learning – award winning, instantly available, accessible anywhere.

E-assessment – regulated assessments on your computer.

Remote online invigilation – at home when convenient with the learner.

We’ll show you how to:

• Let learners learn AND qualify from home or anywhere in the country.

• Enable home and work-based test to be undertaken without an invigilator present.

• Conduct test under normal exam conditions set out by Ofqual

Highfield – supporting your business and learners during COVID-19.

This FREE webinar took place on Tuesday 24 March 2020. The information provided was correct at the time of broadcast.

For more information on our webinars, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx

Highfield statement: We’re still here to help you

Further to the Prime Minister’s statement to the nation on 23 March 2020, we’ve had a number of enquiries asking if we are still open for business. 

The good news is that we are, though of course we are observing the relevant guidance on social distancing and we are adapting to home working, many of us whilst home schooling.  

We now have telephone lines set up at home and teams in place to support our customers. It won’t be as ‘slick’ as usual, and we may sometimes need to ask relevant departments to ring you back, but rest assured, we will get back to you. 

If you require anything please do not hesitate to ring through, however, you can also send an email to info@highfield.co.uk and we will ensure that the message is answered by the relevant team. 

We are determined to make it as ‘business as usual’ as we possibly can, and we are still answering every call and every email as quickly as possible. To that end you can still contact us on the normal details.  
 
We are very aware that ‘faceto-face’ training is not possible at the moment, so to support our centres we have launched a new initiative called ‘Qualify at Home’. We hope our new 3step process can help keep your business on the front foot during the COVID-19 crisis, and turn home working into home learning and qualifying.  

Qualify at Home brings together remote invigilation, e-assessment and e-learning (or ekits). That means you can now offer customers a solution, whether they’re working from home or even in isolation. 

You can find out more here: https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/distance-learning  

You can also join one of our free webinars explaining more on Qualify at Home here: https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Events/Default.aspx  

 These are uncertain times, but we’re still here. Please feel free to get in touch with us to see how we can support your business through this difficult period.  

 Best wishes  

 Richard, Jason and Chris 

Free webinars to help your business keep going

 
Next week we’ll be hosting free webinars every day to explain more on ‘Qualify from Home’, which allows you to offer candidates and clients, even those in isolation, remote e-learning, assessment and invigilation.
 
 

‘Qualify at Home’ allows you to turn home working into home learning and qualifying!

Our digital portfolio will help you to keep your business on the front foot during the COVID-19 crisis.

Offer your candidates and clients, even those in isolation, an alternative with our complete 3 step ‘Qualify at Home’ suite. 

For more info on ‘Qualify at Home’, go to https://www.highfieldqualifications.com/distance-learning