Win a £100 Highfield credit voucher

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2016 we are giving away a £100 Highfield credit voucher to one lucky winner.

TO ENTER: Like our Facebook page, share this post, and tell us what you’d spend your £100 credit voucher on in the comments section.

The winner will be announced on Friday 18 March at 12.30pm.

Don’t forget to tag your friends and colleagues in the comments to let them know that they could also be in with a chance of winning!



  • Employees of Highfield or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
  • The selected winner must follow/like the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Facebook account on their entry channel to qualify to receive the prize.
  • There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  • The £100 credit voucher can be redeemed against any product listed on our Highfield International website and Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance qualifications, subject to HABC’s terms and conditions. To redeem the voucher against examination or assessment materials with HABC you must be a HABC approved centre and be approved to offer the qualification in the subject area requested with appropriate training, assessing or quality assurance staff in place where required.
  • Closing date for entry will be 18.03.16 at 12.30pm. After this time no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  • No cash alternative to the prize will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  • A winner will be chosen at random on 18.03.16.
  • The winner will be notified via Facebook. The winner’s name will also be announced publicly upon the closure of the competition.
  • The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  • Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  • This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, LinkedIn or any other social network.

New learning resources from Highfield at Health + Care

The Highfield Group will be attending this year’s Health+Care exhibition, bringing you all the latest you need in training and education resources to help your staff and learners complete the Care Certificate.

And available to try on the Highfield stand (R54) will be one of the most comprehensive e-learning systems for the Care Certificate, as well as a range of other material to support learners in the health and social care sectors.

new learning resources from HighfieldThe software, from Highfield e-Learning, is designed to support delivery of the knowledge elements of the Care Certificate. It can be fitted into existing workplace induction programmes and covers all 15 standards included in the Care Certificate, with a 30 minute course for each of the standards to test knowledge and understanding.

HF Care Cert2The e-learning is flexible so that each learner can complete the standards specific to their role, and is mapped to official health and social care qualifications so that prior learning can be recognised. It is also fully customisable so that it meets the needs of individual organisations, and trackable so that learner progress can be monitored and verified.

Cleaning (resized)Highfield e-learning is part of the same group as Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (‘HABC’), which was commissioned by Health Education England, Skills for Care and Skills for Health to develop the official Care Certificate workbook to support its introduction across the health and social care sectors from 1 April 2015.

healthcare pic - 4Staff will be on hand to discuss the qualifications available from HABC, including its suite of health and social care qualifications, and its range of compliance qualifications such as first aid, manual handling and health and safety.

490732749_5And there will be a range of learning resources from covering subjects such as infection control, first aid, dementia and health and social care.

Health+Care takes place at Excel, London, on 24-25 June 2015.

Media Contact: Mark Phillips, Communications Manager

Highfield’s marathon challenge for VICTA

Three of Highfield’s staff put on their running shoes and took on one of the world’s toughest challenges for charity this spring – the Virgin Money London Marathon.

Chris Sprenger, Managing Director, Ben Cressey, Director of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeships, and Dominic Binks, Director of Business Development completed the gruelling 26 miles and 385 yards to raise money for Highfield’s chosen charity – Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA).

Marathon Runners

Chris (left), and Dominic (right).

Held on 26 April 2015, the Virgin Money London Marathon is one of the biggest mass participation sports events in the world. And for Chris and Ben, it was the second time they had completed the marathon for VICTA, having taken part in 2014.

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After the marathon – Dominic (left), Chris (centre) and Ben (right).

As well as raising thousands over £3000 for the charity – which works to provide equipment, services and events that help blind and visually impaired children and young people develop socially, emotionally and educationally, as well as offering their parents a vital network of support and information – there were personal bests for the runners.

Chris completed the course in just three hours 29 minutes, with Dominic and Ben coming in at four hours and six minutes and four hours and 28 minutes respectively.


Chris’s Virgin Money London Marathon Medal

To date, Highfield has raised over £13,000 for VICTA. However, the team is not resting on its laurels, and has already signed up for next year’s marathon on 25 April 2016.

Highfield will be holding a number of events through 2015 and 2016 to raise money for VICTA, including a skydive. If you would like to contribute, please click Virgin Money Giving

World Cup winner caps successful result for Highfield

Doncaster-based education firm the Highfield Group welcomed England legend and World Cup winner Sir Geoff Hurst MBE back to Wembley as the company celebrated its own success off the field.

The former striker, hero of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad and still the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, dropped in to meet guests as Highfield hosted a reception at the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 1 March 2015.

Highfield Wembley League Cup Final 2015 LR-01839The Group, which publishes training books, materials and e-learning programmes, and develops vocational qualifications and apprenticeships, recently moved into the top five in the table of the UK’s leading education organisations. It offers hundreds of publications and titles with over 2 million sales per annum, plus over 200 different qualifications covering a wide range of subjects and industries.

Jason Sprenger, Highfield’s Chief Executive, said, ‘It was a huge honour to welcome Sir Geoff Hurst to our reception at Wembley and to talk to him about his achievements, including that famous 4-2 win against West Germany. He is a great inspiration on and off the field, and to have him here with us capped an incredible couple of years for us as an organisation where we have been able to grow our business and create jobs for Doncaster’.

Based in Lakeside, Highfield has three sites across Doncaster, with a further office in Dubai, employing nearly 250 staff and over 400 consultants. It provides qualifications and resources to 15,000 customers in 110 countries and counts amongst its clients names such as the NHS, Nestle, PepsiCo, Shell, Serco, G4S, MITIE, John Lewis, Health Education England, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Heinz, Marriott, Ministry of Defence, ASDA, Harrods and Aunt Bessie’s.
Notes to editors:
1. The Highfield Group (‘Highfield’) includes Ltd, Highfield E-Learning Ltd and its awarding organisation arm, Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance Ltd (‘HABC’).

PRESS RELEASE: New learning materials for updated security qualifications

A new range of learning resources has been launched by 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, 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.

Prices start at £9.95 for each of the books and £175 for each of the presentations (exclusive of VAT and postage and packing) with discounts available for multiple orders.

To order, call on 0845 2260350, email or click here.


Key changes to the Highfield website

Following on from a review of the website, we have made some key changes which will significantly improve your experience.

Highfield Website screenshot 1Firstly, we’ve introduced an updates tab on relevant individual product pages. We regularly receive enquiries from customers about the changes that have been made to a product when we release an updated version, for instance, when a book goes from its 2nd to 3rd edition.

Highfield Website Updates pageFrom now on, whenever we update any product, we’ll provide you with details of the changes. And in many cases, we’ll be able to include an addendum outlining ALL the changes, which can be downloaded and incorporated into your existing training materials.

We’ve also introduced a latest releases page, where you’ll be able to find details on all products that have just been released or that have come out in the last six months. This way, you’ll be able to find out more about our materials before you spend your hard-earned cash.

Highfield Website Latest ReleasesFinally, we’ve updated our under development page. We no longer have just a list of upcoming materials, but instead have much more detailed descriptions of each product including synopsis and anticipated release dates.

Highfield Website Coming SoonFurther developments are planned in the future, but if you have any suggestions for improvements you would like to see, please do not hesitate to contact us.

And don’t forget to check out the news tab on the front of HABC website, where you can find all our most recent news stories.

Highfield recognised at REHIS Conference

REHISThe Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS) celebrated 30 years of working with Highfield at its annual conference last month, with an exchange of gifts between the two organisations.

Held on 7 and 8 May 2014 at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, the conference featured a ministerial address from Michael Matheson, MSP, Minister of Public Health, and heard 20 papers on a range of issues. The conference also raised £500 for the Famine Relief for Orphans in Malawi charity.

The gifts were exchanged between Jayne Sprenger and Dan McDade of Highfield, and Colin Wallace, President of REHIS, to mark the 30th anniversary of the partnership between the two organisations.

Tom Bell, REHIS Chief Executive, said, ‘We were delighted to celebrate 30 years of a positive partnership with Highfield, working on the development of materials for community training courses and on the exchange of advice and mutual support over the same period. This partnership would not have been as successful or have lasted as long without the mutual respect that the respective organisations and the individuals involved have had for each other’.

Christian Sprenger, Highfield Managing Director, said, ‘REHIS is one our oldest and most trusted partners, and has been with us since the beginning. It’s testament to the strong and productive relationship between the two organisations that we are still working closely together 30 years on, and we look forward to another 30 years of successful cooperation’.


Updated APLH course book and training presentation

NCPLH-PP-CDWe’ve updated our materials related to the APLH, with additions to the Level 2 Licensing Course Book to take into account recent changes to legislation and a redesigned Level 2 APLH Licensing Training Presentation to make it even more user friendly.

Suitable for use on Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH) courses, the book focuses on key points and covers the Licensing Act 2003, personal licences, premises licences, protection of children, powers and enforcement, temporary event notices and responsibility in alcohol retailing.

The training presentations covers the same areas via a PowerPoint presentation, delegate and tutor thumbnails, handouts, exercises and a full set of lecture notes to guide trainers.

For more information and to see our wider range of products for the APLH England and Wales, click here.

A Question of Licensing for Scotland

SCPLHqof-book A Question of Licensing for ScotlandWith licensing such a hot topic in Scotland at the moment, Highfield has published A Question of Licensing for Scotland, an interactive and practical workbook to help train servers and sellers of alcohol. 

The book provides 2 hours of licensing training for staff who sell or serve alcohol (as required by Scottish law), and can be used by trainers to sell to Personal Licence Holders who are looking to train colleagues on-site.  Key topics covered include Scottish licensing law, powers of enforcements, licensed premises, protection of children and seller’s responsibility.

The book also contains a tear-out training record which can be used to demonstrate proof of training. 

To find out how we stack up against our competitors for end-point assessment, simply visit here.

Level 3 A Question of Health and Safety

l3-qof-hs-bookWe’ve updated our A Question of Health and Safety for Supervisors, adding new activities and updates to make it compliant with changes to RIDDOR and more engaging for learners.

The book provides an ideal way for supervisors to test their health and safety knowledge prior to attending a Level 3 course, or to prepare for an examination.  It can also be used to demonstrate retained knowledge as part of competency testing or refresher training.

For more information, go click here.