You’re Invited!

Highfield will be on the road again this summer, exhibiting at several industry events where you’ll be able to meet and speak to members of the Highfield team about our bespoke services, view a selection of user-friendly training materials written to support our qualifications, learn more about our digital solutions and see first-hand how working with Highfield can provide added value to your business.

You can come and see us at any of the following events:

Safety & Health Expo


The Safety & Health Expo is targeted at professionals working within the health and safety industry. The 3-day exhibition allows delegates to discover the latest innovations and products from leading organisations within the industry, network with like-minded colleagues, receive updates on critical legislation and accumulate CPD points.

Date: 21-23 June 2016 Venue: Excel, London Stand: U1720

Health +  Care


Health + Care is not only the largest national event for health and care in the UK, but also the most comprehensive event for sector professionals. The Commissioning Show, The Residential Care Show, Technology First and The Home Care Show are all part of the event, so attendance at Health + Care will provide delegates with the opportunity to network with key sector stakeholders.

Date: 29-30 June 2016 Venue: Excel, London Stand: B46

AELP National Conference 2016

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This conference features key speeches from government ministers, senior officials and leading academics. There will also be several workshops and an exhibition. The conference is aimed at all those who work within the employment and skills sector and who want to be at the forefront of future developments within the industry.

Date: 27-28 June 2016 Venue: Novotel London West, Hammersmith Stand: 28

If you would like any further information regarding any of these events  or you are planning to attend any of them and would like to arrange a meeting with a member of the Highfield team in advance,  please email

We hope to see you soon.

PRESS RELEASE: New e-learning to help train next generation of stewards

next generation of stewards A new suite of e-learning has been launched to help organisations train the next generation of stewards to nationally recognised standards and keep them compliant with the law.

The two new e-learning courses, Spectator Safety and Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events, are aimed at organisations and learners in the sports and events sector and are 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 covers the knowledge required for learners to achieve the Level 2 Award in Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events.

Both e-learning courses, developed by Highfield e-learning, 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 to test and reinforce knowledge, and end of unit assessments.

Chris Sprenger, Highfield Managing Director, said, ‘There is increased regulatory and media scrutiny on the stewarding at sports and events  at the same time as 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, so need an option that allows them to study in any environment.

More people are embracing e-learning and blended learning, so these courses are a cost-effective and innovative way for sports and events organisations to engage with learners in a meaningful fashion that benefits both the learner and the business’.

The Spectator Safety e-learning costs £115 plus VAT per learner, while the Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events e-learning costs £95 plus VAT per learner.

For more information, go to, call 0845 226 0350 or email
Notes to editors:
The Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events e-learning contains the following units: Prepare for spectator events; Control the entry, exit and movement of people at spectator events; Monitoring spectators and deal with crowd problems and Dealing with accidents and emergencies. The Spectator Safety e-learning contains the same units, with the addition of: Managing conflict and Supporting the work of the team and organisation.

2. Both e-learning courses can be assessed by:

  • Interactive activities: ensuring knowledge is continually reinforced throughout each module
  • Multiple-choice questioning: at the end of each module to ensure learner outcomes have been achieved
  • Full end-of-unit assessments: completed electronically and signed by an assessor appointed by the organisation providing training.

 3. Press images relating to this story can be downloaded here:

4. A video demonstrating the Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events e-learning is available below:

5. The size of the sports and events sector in the UK:

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NEW – HABC Level 2 Award in Front of Stage Pit Barrier Operations

Live events could be safer and more efficiently managed after the launch of a new front of stage pit barrier qualification for security staff.

The HABC Level 2 Award in Front of Stage Pit Barrier Operations has been developed in partnership with Showsec – an award winning event and venue security specialist –and is aimed at personnel and organisations working within the live event sector.

The qualification, which can be linked to both stewarding and security, is classroom based and includes both theory and practical assessments. Content covered includes:

  • Understand the purpose of the front of stage pit barrier;
  • Being able to protect the health and safety of individuals within the barrier system;
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of colleagues; and
  • Being able to recognise audience activity and respond appropriately while working in the front of stage pit barrier.

Available to learners aged 18 and over and with no minimum entry requirements, it is aimed at those already working in the sector and who want to specialise in front of stage barrier support and security.
It can be used to progress to a more senior position within the live events industry or to advance to a Level 3 qualification, and can be completed in just one day.

James Rockley, Business Development Director at HABC, said, ‘Both public and private sector organisations are facing greater than ever scrutiny – from the media and from regulatory authorities – in the way they organise and manage live events. It is therefore vital that staff are fully trained and aware of how to respond appropriately and knowledgeably in any situation’.

If you are a HABC Approved Centre, please contact your account manager for more details. If you are not already a HABC Approved Centre but would be interested in offering these qualifications through HABC, please call us on 0845 226 0350  or email

HABC Level 2 Award in Front of Stage Pit Barrier Operations

Fee per registration per candidate
1+ £15.00


New interactive DVD for stewarding at spectator events

new interactive dvdHighfield has launched a new interactive DVD aimed at those involved in managing spectator events.

The Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (AUSSE) Challenge DVD includes an interactive game show with 30 multiple-choice questions covering key themes and topics.

Amongst the areas included are preparing for spectator events, controlling the entry, exits and movement of spectators at events, monitoring crowds and responding to crowd problems, and responding to injuries, illnesses and emergencies.

Hosted by TV presenter Jane Farnham and directed by Kevin Powis, the DVD presents four possible answers for every question asked, and is designed to be used by trainers during courses.

Further information on Understanding Stewarding at Spectator Events (AUSSE) Challenge DVD – which costs just £75 plus VAT.

To order, click here.