Important Qualification Expiration Reminder

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance would like to remind all centres that the last date for new registrations for the HABC Level 2 Award in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (QCF) will be Thursday 30 June 2016. HABC approved centres will have until 21 July 2016 to complete their programmes (unless special considerations are applied) and apply for learner certificates.

This qualification has been replaced by the HABC Level 2 Award in Basic Life Support and Safe Use of an Automated External Defibrillator (RQF), which is supported by both the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Skills for Health. It has also been approved for delivery to pre-16 year olds.

This is a 1-credit qualification, typically delivered over a half-day course (minimum contact time of 4 hours) and contains the following unit:

  • Basic Life Support and Using an Automated External Defibrillator

Please note: while in-depth AED training is not currently a compulsory component of first aid at work and emergency first-aid courses, the HSE welcomes AED training being incorporated into them. This is a stance that HABC supports and we strongly encourage our centres to consider this moving forward. Further information on the HSE welcoming the addition of AED awareness training into first-aid courses is available here.

New and improved Level 2 food safety presentation – available for pre-order

Level 2 Food Safety PresentationOur Complete Level 2 Food Safety Presentation Pack has long been one of the most popular products in its field.  And now we’ve made it even better with a number of updates designed to maximise its effectiveness to learners.

Along with a refreshed and more up-to-date style, the presentation includes new photography and graphics to better illustrate fundamental concepts vital for successful learning in food safety.

We’ve also provided updated guidance on legislation and best practice, as well as information on allergens – one of the fast-growing areas of concern for food safety professionals.

The overall pack includes lecture notes, handouts, exercises, energizers and Highfield exam papers on top of the presentation, and is a must-have for any provider delivering food safety level 2 courses.

For more information click here.

Improved assessment for cleaning qualifications

Following feedback from HABC Approved Centres, we’ve improved the assessment method for the mandatory units of the Highfield Level 2 Certificate in Cleaning Principles.  Learners now have the choice of either completing these three units via multiple-choice-question papers or by producing a portfolio of evidence.  Learners must also complete one optional unit, with assessment of this through a portfolio of evidence.