What do you want from webinars in 2022?

Our free webinars programme has been so popular with customers over the past year that we want to expand our offering and ensure we’re meeting your expectations when it comes to topics and delivery.

Here at Highfield, listening and responding to our customers’ needs is always a top priority, which is why we want you to have your say on what CPD opportunities we make available to you in 2022.

Click the button below to fill out the survey and help us to help you continue your professional development.

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You’ll find our current programme of webinars and CPD opportunities on our booking page here.
 
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Highfield announces Top Student Award 2021

Highfield is truly proud of all the training providers, educators and learners who have worked alongside us to keep learning and qualifying over the past year. To celebrate, we’ve brought back our Top Student Award for 2021!

This year, we’re recognising the students that achieved top marks in three of our most popular qualifications, the Highfield Level 4 Award in Managing Food Safety in Catering, the Highfield Level 4 Award in Food Safety Management for Manufacturing and the Highfield Level 4 Award in HACCP for Management.

The top student by marks achieved in each qualification will receive a cheque for £250 and an awards certificate to recognise their remarkable achievement.

And because we appreciate the invaluable role that training providers play in developing top-class students and future food sector professionals, the training providers of the winning students will also be presented with a plaque recognising their achievement.

The winners of Highfield’s Top Student Award 2021 will be announced during our ‘Training solutions for a changing world’ webinar on the final day of our Maintaining Consumer Trust in Food Safety conference taking place virtually from Tuesday 8 June – Thursday 10 June.

View the full conference agenda here.

Supporting access to knowledge and giving back to the food safety community are always high on Highfield’s agenda. This is why we’re making all our 2021 conference webinars FREE to attend for Highfield registered trainers and centres! It’s our way of thanking you for your support during difficult times.

Attendees will receive a CPD certificate worth 2 CPD points for every conference webinar they attend. That’s 16 CPD points up for grabs!

Plus, every conference attendee will receive a FREE place on Highfield’s ‘Training solutions for a changing world’ webinar on Thursday 10 June. 

To find out more about our speakers and supporters or book onto a webinar now go to highfieldconference.com or email us at events@highfield.co.uk

 

Ask Highfield: Functional Skills Speaking & Listening webinar

Functional Skills webinarListening and responding to our customer’s needs is always top of Highfield’s agenda, and we want to offer whatever assistance we can during these challenging times. 

One area we feel we can provide real help and guidance in is functional skills speaking and listening exams, which is why we are trialling a new format of support webinar: Ask Highfield

Perhaps you would like some examples of best-practice learner support strategies for speaking and listening exams?

Or do you have questions about how best to standardise the pre-assessment briefs and assessment introductions?

Email in your questions to events@highfield.co.uk by Monday 26 April 2021 and our Principal Examiner will answer your FAQs during a live webinar broadcast on Thursday 6 May 2021.

For more information on all our events and webinars, please visit our Events page. 

Our food safety conference is back, and this time it’s FREE to centres!

Highfield’s food safety conference is the most anticipated event in our calendar, which is why we were so disappointed the 2020 conference in Birmingham was unable to go ahead due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This year’s conference will be held virtually from Tuesday 8 June – Thursday 10 June in a series of live webinar broadcasts, bringing together some of the world’s leading food safety experts and organisations.

As the world continues to fight the pandemic, we know that maintaining consumer trust in food safety is going to be an essential part of the food industry’s recovery and growth in the months and years to come.

Supported by the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and RHE Global, this year’s virtual conference is aimed at professionals working in food retail, food manufacturing, food service and catering, as well as food safety tutors and environmental health officers.

Providing access to knowledge and giving back to the food safety community are always high on our agenda. This is why we’re making all our 2021 conference webinars FREE to attend for Highfield registered trainers and centres! It’s our way of thanking you for your support during such a difficult time.

Tuesday 8 June

The impact of COVID-19 on food safety catering – Sterling Crew, Chair of The Food Authenticity Network Advisory Board.

The future of remote auditing and emerging technologies – Andy Kerridge, Food Safety and Quality Consultant, Wyvern Food Solutions Ltd.

Key food poisoning cases for Marler Clark and what lessons can businesses learn – Bill Marler, Attorney at Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm.

Wednesday 9 June

Demystifying allergen management in hospitality – Dr Lisa Ackerley, Strategic Food Safety Advisor, Public Health Company Ltd.

A scientist’s toolbox for food fraud – Dr James Donarski, Head of Food Authenticity at Fera Science Ltd.

Smarter food safety for the new normal – Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner of Food Policy & Response at U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Thursday 10 June

Global food defence strategy and the impact of positive food safety behaviours – Denis Treacy, Chief Technical Officer, Culture Compass Ltd.

Evolving the regulatory model for food safety – Carmel Lynskey, Head of Achieving Business Compliance at Food Standards Agency.

Each webinar will last approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, allowing plenty of time to put your questions to our experts live during the broadcasts.

Attendees will receive a CPD certificate worth 2 CPD points for every conference webinar they attend. That’s 16 CPD points up for grabs!

Standard ticket prices are £20+VAT per webinar.

For Highfield trainers & centres, all 2021 conference webinars are completely FREE!

Plus, every conference attendee will receive a FREE place on Highfield’s Training solutions for a changing world webinar with Edward Dawson, International Development Manager at Highfield, on the final day of the conference.

To find out more about our speakers and supporters or book onto a webinar now go to highfieldconference.com or email us at events@highfield.co.uk

End-Point Assessment Update Webinars

end-point assessment webinars

Earlier this year, the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education published updated assessment plans for the Operations or Departmental Manager standard and the Business Administrator standard.

Since then, Highfield has worked hard to prepare for the changes and will be able to start running end-point assessment on the new assessment plans from 1 February 2021.

To help our customers understand the updates, we’re holding two FREE webinars which will provide an overview of the new standards and highlight key changes to the assessments.

The webinars will also focus on the new end-point assessment support materials, on-programme resources and additional support we have available to our customers. As always, the Highfield team will be on-hand to answer all your questions live during the broadcast.

Level 5 Operations or Departmental Manager EPA update
Tuesday 2 February 2021
13:00 – 14:00

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Level 3 Business Administrator standard EPA update
Thursday 4 February 2021
13:00 – 14:00

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You’ll find more support webinars and CPD opportunities on our booking page here.

Why not check out our YouTube channel The Highfield Group to see recordings of our previous webinars and announcements?

Subscribe to the channel and switch on alerts to receive a notification when new videos are uploaded!

Functional Skills Support Webinars

Here at Highfield, we understand the importance of keeping our customers informed and offering whatever support we can during these challenging times.

One area we feel we can provide real help and guidance for is functional skills, which is why we’ll be holding two FREE Functional Skills Support webinars in the new year.

These webinars will discuss key trends and support strategies for both the Level 1 and Level 2 English Functional Skills and the Level 1 and Level 2 Mathematics Functional Skills.

English Functional Skills Support Webinar
Thursday 14 January 2021
14:00 – 15:00
This live Q&A session will facilitate enquiries for both reading and writing, while also allowing sharing of best practice and hints and tips for areas of concern. Topics include:

  • question types and staggered answers
  • expected comparative answers (including conveyance at Level 2)
  • purpose and related vocabulary
  • the differences between features
  • meeting the needs of purpose and audience

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Maths Functional Skills Support Webinar
Tuesday 19 January 2021
14:00 – 15:00
This live Q&A session will facilitate enquiries for both calculator and non-calculator, while also allowing sharing of best practice and hints and tips for areas of concern. Topics include:

  • question types and allocation of marks
  • demonstration of mathematical methods
  • the differences between levels
  • onscreen vs paper-based

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You’ll find more support webinars and CPD opportunities on our booking page here.

Why not check out our YouTube channel The Highfield Group to see recordings of our previous webinars and announcements?

Subscribe to the channel and switch on alerts to receive a notification when new videos are uploaded!

Free one-hour webinars for Highfield-approved centres

We’re holding four, FREE, one-hour webinars to support new and existing Highfield-approved centre staff with the administrative tasks presented to them as one of our centres. See details of the webinars below:

Tuesday 11 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 1 – The role of the invigilator

Tuesday 11 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 2 – RQF and regulatory requirements

Wednesday 12 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 3 – Effective quality assurance

Wednesday 12 February 2020
Admin Support webinar 4 – Interactive demo of the Highfield members’ area

For more info, go to https://centres.highfieldqualifications.com/Ev…/Default.aspx