Level 3 Community Safety Advisor

Overview of the Apprenticeship

Looking to make a difference in your community? Consider the Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship. This program lets you develop your skills and contribute to community safety and crime prevention. Work alongside experienced professionals, gain hands-on experience and make a real impact. Apply now to take the next step in your career and make a difference in your community.

What You’ll Learn

This apprenticeship covers a range of topics, including:

  • Understanding the principles of community safety and the role of the Community Safety Advisor
  • Knowledge of relevant policies, legislation, and guidance
  • Conducting assessments of community safety needs and risks
  • Developing strategies and plans to tackle community safety issues
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • Communicating effectively with different audiences, including the public, community groups, and partner agencies
  • Implementing and evaluating community safety initiatives

Who Can Apply?

The Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship is open to anyone aged 16 or over who is not in full-time education. You don’t need any specific qualifications to apply, but you should have good communication and problem-solving skills, as well as an interest in community safety.

Benefits of the Apprenticeship

  1. Career Progression: The Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship provides a structured program that offers a clear path for career progression. Upon completing the program, you’ll have the skills and knowledge necessary to work in a variety of roles, including Community Safety Officer, Community Development Officer, or Crime Reduction Officer.
  2. Practical Experience: One of the key benefits of the Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship is that you’ll gain practical experience in community safety and crime prevention. You’ll have the opportunity to work with experienced professionals in the field and develop your skills through on-the-job training.
  3. Recognized Qualification: Upon completing the program, you’ll receive a recognized qualification that demonstrates your competence in community safety. This qualification is highly valued by employers in the field and can help you stand out from other candidates when applying for jobs.
  4. Chance to Make a Real Difference: Perhaps the most significant benefit of the Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship is that it provides you with the chance to make a real difference in your community. By advising on community safety issues and implementing initiatives, you’ll help to improve public safety and make your community a better place to live.
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What You Can Expect

The Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship is a Level 4 program that lasts between 18 and 24 months. During this time, you’ll gain the skills and knowledge necessary to advise on issues such as crime prevention, anti-social behaviour, and public safety. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the Community Safety Advisor apprenticeship, its benefits, and what you can expect from the program. During the apprenticeship, you will work with a qualified proffesional, who will act as your mentor and supervisor. You will also attend training sessions and workshops to develop your skills and knowledge. We will assess your progress by combining on-the-job assessments and exams. You can find the full list of expectations by clicking on the link provided HERE.


Consider this apprenticeship if you want a career in community safety and desire to make a positive impact in your local area. qualification and clear career progression, this apprenticeship is a smart investment in your future. Apply today to start making a difference.

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Level 2 HM Forces Serviceperson Apprenticeship

Is providing peacekeeping duties and supporting/assisting the civilian community an interest of yours? If so, then you could become the next HM Forces Serviceperson. Read more to learn all the information you need to start your new apprenticeship career.

Responsibilities and Criteria for the HM Forces Serviceperson Apprenticeship

The HM Forces Serviceperson Apprenticeship is specifically within the public sector covering the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. With the main purpose of the apprenticeship being to provide defence to the United Kingdom, opportunities such as assisting in the building of Nightingale Hospitals during the COVID epidemic also arise. As a serviceperson day to day tasks to undertake can vary from general warfare to humanitarian tasks while also earning upwards of £20,000 per annum upon completion. Although this role isn’t for everyone, it requires a high level of commitment and determination while also having an extent of physical and mental vigorousness.

Becoming a HM Forces Serviceperson is a great way to expand your mental and physical educational needs with consistent theoretical and practical training throughout the 12 Month Apprenticeship. Understanding the impact, the serviceperson role has on both the teams and the wider organisation tasks and responsibilities is a necessity, meaning those with the ability to work in a professional manner and as a team are fundamental to meet the requirements of a Serviceperson Apprentice. The Level 2 Apprenticeship would consist of full-time employment with HM Forces for the duration.

Alongside the experience of working alongside members of the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force comes the Level 2 (Intermediate) achievement upon completion, the equivalent of GCSEs. The entry requirements to become a HM Forces Serviceperson Apprentice can vary based on restrictions set on age, nationality, residency, gender and medial/physical fitness factors due to the demand behind this employment opportunity.

Apprenticeship Occupation Duties

Throughout the course of the HM Forces Serviceperson Apprenticeship a series of occupational duties are mandatory for completion, these include but are not limited to:

  • Participating in individual and teamwork drills/activities to develop self and others to deliver organisational objectives.
  • Administering first aid using recognised methods and moving casualties utilising recognised casualty evacuation procedures.
  • Monitoring and maintaining personal physical fitness levels to meet the mandated physical fitness levels.
  • Planning and preparing personal equipment and resources and conducting simple and complex drill movements.
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Serviceperson Apprenticeship modules and assessments

As a HM Forces apprentice, you will be taught mandatory Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours needed to complete the 12 Month Apprenticeship. Some examples of these are:

K1: Understanding marksmanship principles, ammunition types and storage requirements.

S1: Take responsibility for effective performance with their role.

B1: Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, understanding other cultures, adopting a fair and ethical approach in the way you treat others.

Nearing the end of the apprenticeship completion, after completing all KSBs (Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours) you will need to complete an End-Point Assessment which evaluates you on a Practical Skills Assessment and a Interview which is combined to decide the overall apprenticeship grade: Fail, Pass or Distinction.


With that being said, you can see that the Level 2 HM Forces Serviceperson Apprenticeship is a great starting point for those looking to pursue a career in either the Royal Navy, Army or the Royal Air Force. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and behaviours behind the public protection sector, while also gaining a Level 2 Qualification. For those looking to progress even further than this, there are a selection of higher qualifications available to learners with different Service command and leadership courses at successive ranks accredited by awarding organisations from Levels 3 to 7.

If this is of interest to you, find a training provider here.

Ways to be powerful at work in a security role!

By Devya Joshi

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You want to do work where you can thrive and earn cash. Do you want to know the Ways to be powerful in your work environment for L3 security role? You will thrive when you are able to hold your own power. Here are ways to be powerful in your work environment for L3 security manager role! Your own internal power will allow you to persevere in the L3 security first line manager role. This blog will go through what the role entails, requirements to manage others and dominate in the workplace. Read on and see if this apprenticeship peaks your interest. Regardless, you will get great ideas for your career path.

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What is a security first line manager

A security first line manager is someone who ensures that the work environment is safe and manages the security force. Since security is important to our safety, there are many sectors you can work in. The windows of opportunity are available in sectors such as: Event security, department of transport, transport and border security etc.

Requirements and mindset

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The requirements for the L3 security role can be best summed up as being able problem-solve, effectively communicate, handle conflict, make decisions, be able to assess risks and take the appropriate solutions. In order make a start on the requirements mindset is key. Without the foundation of having strong core values, you will have more of a rollercoaster ride. Whether you write a quick note on your wall or make a mantra, sing empowering affirmations, write in a journal for 5 mins or any creative, effective method that floats your boat, it will remain in your subconscious mind. Thoughts and beliefs within our subconscious mind that are empowering will allow us to be calmer in situations, which is a massive requirement in this job. Additionally, it will allow us to be resilient. This applies to any role; however, it is needed for roles which require you to manage others because we can decide our response to any situation.  

A great way to practise your mindset is through roleplay and being aware of your feelings regarding different situations.

Whilst you ponder on potential scenarios and become mindful of your thoughts towards them, I will take you through the skills required, method of assessment and at the end summarise the message of this blog, as well as a key takeaway for you.

Main skillset

Ability to plan, organise and manage environment and safety hazards.
  • Ability to plan and organise so that you are effectively able to use your resources without any safety hazards like injuries that abide with security standards.
  • Managing your environment. This would include the site to ensure there is sufficient security and protecting valuable assets of customers.
  • Ability to analyse- Utilising analytical skills to assess a security-related issue or to reflect on previous scenarios
  • Understanding of applying health and safety practices within security

Method of assessment

Assessment will give a chance for you to capture work you are proud of in a portfolio.

Assessment will be a mix of practical and written. You will be given the chance to capture your work you are proud of in a portfolio, which will be helpful to you in future roles.  The work you do in your role can be done as a video, audio or in a document.

The following evidence can be captured within the portfolio:

  • Presentations.
  • Feedback received from stakeholders, line manager, customers, peers etc.
  • Reports
  • Products relevant to performance or artefacts from your work during the role

The apprenticeship is 18 months long and you will be given a synoptic project to do after the portfolio, where you will be creating improvement plans and risks assessment, then implementing them. Finally, you will have an interview where assessors will ask about your projects and role.


Summary of most effective ways to be powerful in the workplace through mindset and affirmations.

Overall, the most effective ways to be powerful in the workplace is to  strengthen your inner power through mindset and affirmations to tackle and manage high pressure situations in a security environment. Managing and organising others as well as yourself is one of the most important skills. The apprenticeship is 18 months long, where you will capture evidence of some of your projects, along with doing a synoptic project and then an interview.

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Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Apprenticeship

Police Community Support Officer Level 4 Apprenticeship

Have you ever thought of becoming a Police Community Support Officer? Here your chance to. We offer a Level 4 Apprenticeship which will help you gain experience within your role whilst gaining a Level 4 PCSO qualification offered by QAA and/or Ofqual regulated Awarding Organisations (AOs). Sounds like something you would like to do, find out more information below.

Overview of Police Community Support Officer.

You will be working as part of a neighborhood policing team to help deal with and prevent crime whilst gaining a Level 4 PCSO qualification.

The police staff role of Police Community Support Officer constitutes a fundamental component of the national strategy for community policing across UK, and PCSOs are highly valued public-facing members of the service.

Their primary function is to be the visible and uniformed presence of the service in the community, fostering and promoting relationships across communities. They will expect to support communities to address issues, problems and concerns which may or may not necessarily be crime- or incident-related (e.g. a badly lit pathway in a housing estate making elderly residents feel vulnerable, or youths gathering in residential areas at night etc.).

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PCSOs duties typically include:

  • Developing close working relationships with key groups, agencies, and individuals to identify and tackle issues such as anti-social behavior and low-level youth offending.
  • Gathering information and intelligence to assist and support law enforcement and community objectives.
  • Responding to incidents which require police action.
  • Attending court and giving witness testimony in relation to any incidents where you have been involved.

Find out more here: Police Community Support Officer Apprenticeship.

The KSB for this job role:

Knowledge Skills Behaviours
The ethics and values of the police service. Communicate effectively. Taking accountability.
The factors that affect vulnerable people. Gather, handle, and submit information. Collaborative.
The legal and organisational requirements related to responding to incidents and performance of their PCSO duties relating to these responses, including enforcement activities. Provide support for victims and witnesses at policing incidents. Supportive & inspirational leading.  

Entry requirements

Just a couple of things before you apply for this apprenticeship:

•            You must be 18 or over.

•            Achieved Level 3 qualification or equivalent.

•            A Level 2 in English and Maths or equivalent.

Are you ready to become a Police Community Support Officer?  Sign up today and just over 12 months’ time you would have gained experience in the workplace and have a Level 4 qualification!

Level 4 Fire Safety Apprenticeship

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If you are here, the chances are you are looking for an apprenticeship in protective services, well if you are an ambitious, aspiring professional, with a passion for social responsibility and community becoming a Fire Safety Inspector could be your next career move. If you want to find out more about what it takes, how to apply and where a level 4 apprenticeship can take you – read on.

What does it take to come a Fire Safety Apprentice: Entry Requirements, Pathways and Outcomes

The Level 4 Fire Safety Apprenticeship will allow professionals to build their careers. Or take your career to the next level in protective services. This apprenticeship will give you a portfolio of skills. These are based around government and council legislation, consultancy, compliance laws, and stakeholder management alongside much more. The exhaustive list of skills taught through this apprenticeship is available on the institute for apprenticeship’s website. These skills will give you a great knowledge and broaden your professional experience. This apprenticeship is a great stepping stone into a strong career as a Fire Safety Officer or any position in the protective services and forces.

According to recruitment boards and sites like indeed, is you niche your career in the fire safety direction, starting as a Level 4 Fire Safety Apprentice, you can expect a starting salary of £18,000. Reaching up-to approximately £60,000, with a few years of experience. This is based on salaries across the UK. In terms of entry requirements the biggest factors that lead to success are a strong work ethic, a drive for progression and GCSE’s in maths and english (above Grade 4/C).

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A day in the life: What you can expect to do as a Fire Safety Apprentice

As a fire safety apprenticeship you can expect an average day at work doing the following:

  • Working with the community and stakeholders
  • Assess Risks and potential hazards
  • Responding to complaints and appeals to fire safety verdicts
  • Setting up action plans with partner agencies to make sure agencies engage with local legislation and fire safety protocols
  • Advice, consultancy and collaboration
  • Identify high risk building and areas for fires in various communities
  • Studying policy and legislation for continuous professional development

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Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours: How to pass this apprenticeship

To round off all things, Fire Safety Apprenticeships, here are some of the key competencies. Competencies are the assessment criteria and learning points for apprentices. These will be gained over a 24-month period. 24 months is the average duration for this apprenticeship. See below ApprenticeTip’s view on the most important competencies:

  • Key Knowledge Points are based around:
    • Primary Authority Scheme
    • Legislation Understanding
    • Fire Risk Assessment process
    • How to work with other agencies to enforce fire safety legislation
  • Skills
    • Auditing and Inspecting
    • Communicating with other agencies
    • Working with other agencies in good timing in the formal way
    • Evaluate fire safety design submissions and fire protection systems
  • Behaviours
    • Maintains a confident, controlled and focused attitude in highly challenging situations
    • Commits to develop self, individuals, teams and others, to improve organisational effectiveness
    • Applies relevant information to make appropriate decisions and creates practical solutions

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If this is what you are looking for – brilliant! Apply today and see vacancies at Apprentice Now. If this isn’t quite what you are looking for don’t worry. We offer hundreds of different apprenticeships. The likely hood is, we definitely have something for you! From protective services to the creative industry. There really is something for everyone.

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Level 6 Police Constable Apprenticeship

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Police Constable Apprenticeship: Introduction

The Police Constable apprenticeship allows a learner interested in serving the public within a police force to get on the job training. As a police officer, you will be responsible for keeping the public and your colleagues safe, using your ability to assess situations and communicate effectively to bring about the best possible outcome to any situation, incident or crime. It is not just arresting criminals; it is giving support to vulnerable peoples, encouraging community cohesion, and investigating situations to uncover evidence. All the while, you will be operating to uphold the law, adhering to its standards as well as the standards of your police force. 


Entry Requirements

Typically, you will be 18 or older, and with a Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) prior to entry. A Level 2 qualification in Maths and English (or equivalent) will be necessary either before the course or as you complete it. This varies from force to force.

Behavioural Requirements

You’re more suited for becoming a police officer if you’re a responsible person, willingly taking accountability when the situation calls for it. This means putting yourself in leadership positions if necessary, giving guidance, taking risks, and accepting accountability. In the same vein, you need to be a professional: upholding standards of integrity, decency, ethics and values.

You also need to be a group player. You’ll be collaborating with other police officers, taking orders and working together to solve problems. As you’ll be facing the public, you need to be open and communicative, also taking appropriate action when necessary. This also comes with the requirement of being emotionally intelligent—gauging problems sometimes and especially in tense situations—and emotionally resilient.

You’ll also need to be good at thinking on your feet. Problem solving, looking at creative ways to approach situations, and a sense of curiosity are also key.

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What Will You Learn During the Police Constable Apprenticeship Course?

Policing requires officers to respond appropriately to a huge variety of contexts, whether they’re concerning the pubic or responsibilities within the police force.

Police constables will need to be able to know:

The ethics and values of professional policing, including: duty of care, service delivery, employment practice, efficiency, effectiveness and value for money, Code of Ethics, professional standards, and equality, diversity and human rights.

Key cross-cutting and inter-dependent areas of policing, including: roles and responsibilities, criminal justice, counter terrorism, vulnerability (including public protection and mental health) and risk.

Applicable aspects of Authorised Professional Practice (the official source of policing professional practice), legal and organisational requirements relating to the operational policing context. 

Within the course, you will have to: 

  • Respond to incidents, aiming to bring out the best possible outcome despite the nature of the incident
  • Conduct risk and threat analyses
  • Investigate incidents and crimes
  • Form and maintain partnerships with all manner of individuals, organisations and communities 
  • Approach and resolve conflict safely and lawfully
  • Conduct investigations to the highest standard
  • Interview members of the public; victims, witnesses and suspects
  • Research and present information and intelligence within the force and to public
  • Search individuals, spaces, properties and objects
  • Monitor and manage health and safety requirements within complex situations
  • Interpret and apply the law responsibly and within context
  • Communicate effectively with different sections of society
  • Respond to incidents, reviewing appropriate and justifiable actions
  • Provide leadership and support to the public and to colleagues
  • Assess risks and threats and use justifiable action in response
  • Use police legal powers to deal with complex situations
  • Research, plan and implement new actions in order to responsibly react to, communicate with and encourage partner or outside organisations

Please find a full breakdown of these skills, behaviours and requirements <a href=“https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/police-constable-integrated-degree-v1-0“>here.</a>

What Can I Expect at the End of This Course?

This apprenticeship course should last no longer than 3 years. By the end of this course, you should have a Level 6 qualification, understand and have experience in roles and responsibilities across policing that are suited to your level. If you’ve not previously achieved a Level 2 qualification in English or Maths (or equivalent), then you should by the end of the course.

Police Constable Apprenticeship: Conclusion

Becoming a police officer as an apprentice will put you right where the action is. You’ll be able to learn whilst you’re responding to the public, giving you the opportunity to have key policing experiences. As a police officer, you’ll have a duty to yourself, but especially to others, upholding law and order within the UK. If duty, justice, teamwork and keeping others safe are important attributes for you, joining this course to become a police constable may be worth your consideration.

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Level 4 Specialist Rescue Operative Apprenticeship

Does efficiently and safely completing rescue operations from confined spaces at height or underground interest you? If so, read on to find out more about the level 4 specialist rescue operative apprenticeship.

Jobs and entry criteria for the level 4 specialist rescue operative apprenticeship

The specialist rescue operative apprenticeship provides opportunities for the apprentice to learn the skills required to provide a variety of rescue cover. They provide immediate rescue cover to those carrying out work or operating at height or in a confined space including platforms, wind turbines, chambers, tanks, vats, mines, sewers or any enclosed space. The main sectors who utilise specialist rescue operatives are utilities (water and power generation) and underground mines. Specialist rescue operatives will work in both small teams for search and rescue and large teams for casualty rescue. They will use environmental monitoring, respiratory protection (breathing apparatus including regenerative 4hr), specialist first aid, extraction and transport. Maintaining CPD throughout the career is vital.

Key responsibilities of a specialist rescue operative

The key responsibilities of a specialist rescue operative include providing rescue cover and completing safe rescue operations for people operating at height, in a confined space or exceptional hazards. Another responsibility will be to train others to operate and rescue competently with the aim of preventing accidents and incidents. In the event of an accident or incident, the main goal will be rescuing, saving and preserving lives while adhering to current legislation and company procedures. Routine inspections of equipment will also be carried out with expectations to report defects, conduct risk assessments. Rescue operatives will also demonstrate good knowledge and understanding of health, safety and the environment. Understanding what is and isn’t an acceptable risk to take through detailed hazard identification and risk assessment is vital.

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Specialist Rescue Operatives can be seen rescuing workers from a mine.

Level 4 Specialist Rescue Operative Core Competencies

Some examples of the core competencies covered by the specialist rescue operative job role are:

  • the significance of reporting and evaluating all potential work and site-specific hazards, including near misses and dangerous occurrences
  • when it’s necessary not to rescue an injured person
  • how fire spreads underground and in restricted spaces, and how to put out flames
  • strategies to identify the risks of activities using approved assessment processes
  • how to successfully communicate and build and maintain productive working relationships
  • individual learning styles and how to assess them
  • carry out rescue operations in a variety of locations and dangerous scenarios. (Including at heights, in oxygen-depleted, poisonous, and hot environments, and rescues requiring casualty entrapment)

The specialist rescue operative assessment plan and occupational standard can help to explain these in more detail providing further information if necessary.

Specialist rescue operative knowledge modules and vendor exams

As a specialist rescue operative you will gain experience and knowledge in the following:

  • using legal and regulatory compliance, as well as the reasons behind it
  • the significance of adhering to policies, procedures, and work instructions eg. health and safety, hazard identification and risk assessment
  • procedures for responding to and carrying out emergency rescue operations
  • working at heights, confined space entry, and specialist rescue operations in underground mines, heights, and confined spaces
  • adequate and effective anchor point for a safe starting place for work
  • working at heights, in restricted spaces, and in underground environments has its own set of dangers and risks, which must be managed to an appropriate degree
  • train others in health and safety requirements and adapt training to people’s different learning styles

Specialist rescue operatives need to complete three assessment methods; a knowledge test, a practical observation and a professional discussion.


The level 4 specialist rescue operative is a great start for those considering a future career in rescue. The core skills covered in the apprenticeship will provide a great foundation for a successful career in rescue operations. Get in touch with us today for further information on this amazing opportunity.

Intelligence Analyst Apprenticeship Level 4

Intelligence Analyst Apprenticeship

Have you ever considered kickstarting your career with an Intelligence Analyst Apprenticeship? Can you see yourself working alongside intelligence collection officers within the fraud, crime or finance sectors? Are you interested in identifying patterns and trends that could stop crime and keep the country safe? If the answer is yes, an apprenticeship as an Intelligence Analyst could be for you.

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As an Intelligence Analyst Apprentice, you will monitor and analyse raw data

Overview of the role

The role of an Intelligence Analyst is to gather, monitor and analyse raw data to reveal trends and patterns. The apprenticeship can lead to exciting careers within the fraud, crime, military or finance sectors and aim to keep the country safe. If you are a natural problem solver with attention to detail, this apprenticeship could be a great fit for you. Some of the tasks you will be expected to carry out are:

  • Creating reports to present data in a meaningful and appropriate way, which allows organisations to better understand it.
  • Identifying threats through surveillance and monitoring, as well as reporting items of interest for further examination.
  • Keep data and intelligence material safe, by following the latest legislation and guidance.

Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you may find an exciting career with some of the largest organisations in the UK. These include Border Force, the Police Service, the Navy and local councils. The salary for an Intelligence Analyst can range from £25,000 up to £40,000 per year.

Occupational Map

An apprenticeship as an Intelligence Analyst doesn’t just end at Level 4. Check out the occupation map below, to get an idea of where this role could take you:

Level 6 Serious and complex crime investigator (integrated degree)

Possible Roles: Detective Constable, Investigator, Operations Officer

Duration: 30 months

Level 6 Police Constable (integrated degree)

Duration: Around 3 years

Possible Roles: Police Constable,

Intelligence Analyst Apprentice Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the requirements for this apprenticeship, however, apprentices must have or complete a Level 2 English & Maths qualification, before reaching the end point assessment.

Apprenticeship Duration

A Level 4 Intelligence Analyst apprenticeship typically takes 18-24 months to complete.

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During the Intelligence Analyst Apprenticeship, the apprentice will work closely with intelligence collection officers.

Intelligence Analyst Apprenticeship Standard

Throughout the apprenticeship, the apprentice will need to adopt the following skills, behaviours and knowledge, to prove their competency as an Intelligence Analyst. The apprentice must be working at the occupational standard or above before they are able to go forward to the end point assessment (EPA). A brief outline of what must be demonstrated can be seen below. To find out more, read the full standard here.


An Intelligence Analyst must have a certain level of knowledge across the following areas: 

  • The apprentice must be aware of possible security risks when handling sensitive data. This might be online or physical attacks.
  • The apprentice must always stay up to date with the latest laws and legislation regarding data handling.
  • Understand the main factors that influence the client or organisation they are working for. For example, is the purpose of their role to find evidence of fraudulent or criminal behaviour? Is it related to tax evasion or people smuggling?
  • They must have a good understanding of the Intelligence Cycle and all of the processes involved.
  • They must know how to analyse data and find gaps or trends within it, from a numerical and factual perspective.
  • They must understand the importance of having multiple, reliable sources to collect data and apply this knowledge to their role.


During the apprenticeship, the apprentice will develop these essential skills:

  • Learning how to communicate and engage with clients appropriately and respectfully will be a large part of this role. You must consider their intentions and what influences them so that you can communicate with them most effectively.
  • Once you have analysed data thoroughly and methodically, it is important to make appropriate recommendations and actions.


It is important that an Intelligence Analyst has the following behaviours and applies them to every task:

  • When analysing and collecting data, it is important that the apprentice takes a logical and methodical approach. They may need to use initiative to problem solve and apply patience when results are not obvious straight away.
  • A large part of the role is handling sensitive and important data, which means the apprentice should be trustworthy and discreet.
  • When working alongside others, it is important to understand that other styles of working are valid and one way to work may not always be the most effective in every situation.

If these qualities are something you naturally hold or are interested in developing further, you may want to consider a career as an Intelligence Analyst. Throughout this rewarding apprenticeship, it is likely that you will get to solve and prevent crime by analysing important data. You would be helping the wider community in an exciting and in-demand career.

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As an Intelligence Analyst, you will be expected to handle and present data to clients, in an appropriate manner

How to apply for an apprenticeship in the UK?

If you’re interested in applying for this apprenticeship or finding an apprenticeship near you, we recommend checking the Government website for a complete list of apprentice vacancies in your area. We recommend doing some independent research on the training provider, employer and the apprenticeship in question to make sure the role is right for you.

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Level 3 Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship

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Are you looking for a role that involves rescuing and protecting both people and animals, and ensuring the safety of those in your company? The Level 3 Operational Firefighter apprenticeship could be for you! This Level 3 apprenticeship centres on quickly and calmly tackling a wide range of emergency situations that may arise at any moment.

Entry Requirements and Format

Individual employers may set their own entry requirements for this apprenticeship, though the minimum will always be a Level 2 in English and Maths, or the ability to achieve this prior to taking your End Point Assessment at the end of the qualification. Below is a guide to the assessment methods and timeline for the Level 3 Operational Firefighter apprenticeship.

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A summary table of the end-point assessment period and requirements for the course.

The Level 3 Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship lasts for 24 months (2 years), during which time you’ll meet 14 duties, as well as developing and demonstrating a vast amount of knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Your duties will include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Educating the community to improve awareness of fire and rescue safety matters
  • Saving and preserving endangered life, including the rescuing of human or animal life
  • Carrying out responsibilities within the incident command system alongside other agencies during fire and operational incidents
  • Testing and maintaining equipment, as well as contributing to fire safety inspections and outcomes.

Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours

Throughout the 24 month apprenticeship, you will develop and display a range of knowledge, skills and behaviours that contribute to the duties listed above, as well as the general health & safety of yourself, your colleagues, the general public, and the environment. There are set knowledge, skills and behaviours that you must demonstrate and show you can implement to be successful in your apprenticeship; the full list can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education website. Below are some of the core elements that you will encounter throughout your course.

There are 15 knowledge points that must be developed and demonstrated throughout your apprenticeship. These include those with clear methods of implementation, such as various fire extinguishing media, how to use personal and respiratory equipment, and how to carry out treatment to casualty. The knowledge also covers theory such as:

  • The principles of JESIP (Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles)
  • Hazards, risks and control measures across a range of emergencies
  • Your duty within relevant legislation. 

In addition to the core knowledge, there are 14 important skills that you must consistently and properly demonstrate throughout your apprenticeship and assessment in order to be successful. Most of these are skills that can be used across multiple roles or situations, whereas some are specific to your Operational Firefighter role. More transferable skills include carrying out safe working practices in accordance with legal requirements; communicating effectively; taking responsibility for effective performance within your role, and supporting the development of your colleagues. Role-specific skills that must be demonstrated include safely working at height; safely resolving incidents involving hazardous materials, and extricating casualties from situations of entrapment. Through building and showing your ability to use these skills, you will be able to successfully complete your Operational Firefighter apprenticeship.

Finally, there are six key behaviours that you must display in order to be successful. These six behaviours can all be transferred between careers and companies; they include:

  • A commitment to integrity and diversity
  • Embracing and promoting company values
  • Working collaboratively
  • Situational awareness by maintaining an active awareness of the working environment.
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Some of the behaviours assessed in the apprenticeship focus on collaboration and teamwork.


The Level 3 Operational Firefighter Apprenticeship is the perfect gateway into a role as a first responder in the protective services for anyone looking to serve their community. The knowledge, skills and behaviours you learn throughout the apprenticeship will put you in the best position to move into your next role, whether it’s within the protective services or elsewhere. Many graduates of this apprenticeship go on to work in fire services across England, as well as the Armed Forces, civil aviation, and manufacturing and engineering industries.

This is the opportunity for you to support and protect your community and receive a professional qualification, all while earning a living wage and developing both personally and professionally.

Level 3 Business Fire Safety Advisor Apprenticeship

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Do you strive to help others and work well in a high-pressure environment? Start your new career or change roles with a Level 3 Business Fire Safety Advisor Apprenticeship. Taking under 24 months to complete, depending on the organisation, this apprenticeship can lead to many progression opportunities. By the end of the apprenticeship, apprentices will have a Level 3 certification in Fire Safety and experience in the industry.  

Responsibilities of a Business Fire Safety Advisor Apprentice 

This role consists of helping businesses keep their premises fire safe with the aim of preventing injuries and saving lives. There is a wide range of work for different businesses, a typical day includes assessing hazards and risks in simple premises to help protect premises and people. Simple premises are defined by the sector as ‘small buildings with a simple layout such as small shops, offices or industrial units with non-complex means of escape ‘. To be successful in this role, you must have excellent customer service and be able to do promotional and reactive work.   

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Entry Requirements for a Business Fire Safety Advisor Apprenticeship and progression opportunities 

Entry requirements depend on the employer. The general requirement is that entrants have achieved a C or above in GCSE Mathematics and English and are ICT literate. There is an opportunity for everyone to enter this career path with employers able to select entrants they feel will succeed in the role. So, if this role feels right for you, don’t worry about your background! There are many opportunities for progression. This includes roles with the Fire and Rescue Services and other industries such as Fire Safety Risk Assessors, Fire Engineer, Fire Risk Managers and Fire Safety Inspector. 

Business Fire Safety Advisor Apprentice Knowledge 

Before completing your apprenticeship, you should have knowledge in the following areas: 

  • How to plan and gather information about simple premises to uphold fire safety regulations. 
  • Understand the purpose of fire safety regulations and the parameters for simple site visits. 
  • Know the principles for assessing fire risk, for example, emergency lighting.  
  • Relevant guidance for fire risk assessment. 
  • How to identify risks and hazards (relating to fire safety) and how to report them.  
  • Know which control measures can be used to reduce risk such as creating a safe means of escape. 
  • Knowing the guidance and legislation that protects people from fire. 
  • How to use processes to review fire protection systems. 
  • Technical knowledge on fire including the chemical knowledge of combustion, how fire grows and how smoke spreads. 

Core Competencies and behaviours 

During your apprenticeship, you will complete several competencies including: 

  • Conducting site visits effectively. 
  • Planning and preparing for simple site visits. 
  • Effectively communicating and working with others. 
  • Using ICT to support your work. 
  • Conforming to your organisation’s requirements. 
  • Working independently and staying organised. 
  • Understanding if a task is out of your remit and taking appropriate action. 
  • Advising on fire precautions to reduce risk. 
  • Reporting on the finding of site visits. 
  • Identifying and evaluating fire risks and hazards in a simple premises.  

You will also learn the following behaviours:

  • Treating people equally, fairly and ethically.  
  • Being able to regulate your emotions and being able to function in a high-pressure environment. 
  • Calmly responding to clients who may be frustrated. 
  • Completing work ahead of agreed deadlines. 
  • Committing to your organisation’s values. 
  • Clearly responding to stakeholders’ questions. 
  • Using sound judgement to make decisions and appropriately dealing with confidential data. 


This accessible apprenticeship is an amazing opportunity for those who enjoy helping others. It can lead to several interesting career pathways including job roles and higher apprenticeships. Protective services roles such as Fire Safety are continually needed sectors which makes this role a secure option for the future.  

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