Resolve has welcomed the first recruits to its brand new apprenticeship scheme, which will train a new generation of Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) and Community Safety Officers.
The Level 4 Apprenticeship is the first ever to focus on tackling ASB, with 10 students from organisations all over the country signing up to study the course.
Resolve, a centre of excellence with the sole focus on community safety and tackling ASB hopes the programme will support the professionalisation of ASB services in the housing sector.
The training is designed to support frontline officers in understanding the complexities of supporting victims of crime while developing preventative measures to keep communities safe.
Organisations including British Transport Police, Bristol City Council, the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Hillingdon, Bolton at Home, Derby Homes and Publica Group have all put staff forward for the qualification in the first cohort.
Apprentices will spend two years combining classroom and on-the-job training to qualify as ASB and Community Safety Officers. We will be working closely with SFJ Awards as the End Point Assessment organisation https://sfjawards.com/
Rebecca Bryant, OBE, Chief Executive of Resolve, said: “This is a landmark moment for the professionalisation of our sector.
“Ever since we first announced our plans the response to this initiative has bowled us over. Organisations throughout the country recognise that the more we can do to train our frontline teams in the understanding and handling of ASB and community safety issues, the better we will be able to ensure people feel safe where they live.”
The course is ideal for those seeking workplace education who want to change career paths within the housing sector, as well as people who have no prior experience.
Training includes investigation techniques, tools to resolve issues, effective partnership working and legal aspects.