Skills for Justice Awards – the specialist awarding organisation for the justice and community safety, police and law enforcement, custodial, legal, fire and armed services sectors – and mutual awarding organisation Industry Qualifications (IQ) have entered an agreement to co-operate and establish collaborative working on a wide range of issues across the justice and community safety and private security and safety sectors.
The groundbreaking agreement will result in each organisation becoming a co-ordinating quality (hub) centre of the other, offering the awards of the other that are relevant to their own sector/customer footprint.
The two organisations will also co-operate on product development, technical and IT matters as well as international issues where appropriate.
Seamless interface for qualifications
Raymond Clarke, CEO of IQ, explained: “This is an exciting development which creates a seamless interface for qualifications across both the wider justice family and areas involved with the
management and mitigation of risk, such as fire safety.”
Clarke continued: “The agreement will allow each organisation to expand the range of products available to its centres and we expect to be able to work together on the development of qualifications and learning support products where there’s a shared interest.”
Adrian Jackson, managing director at Skills For Justice Awards, said: “Both ourselves and IQ are fully committed to providing sector-specific qualifications of the highest quality. The relationship is a comfortable fit. The agreement ensures that each organisation can harness its own specialist expertise for the benefit of the relationship and our customers.”
The two organisations have already begun to work on responding to a number of international opportunities, and have established the detailed mechanisms for the operation of quality hub centre
Skills for Justice Awards will also adopt IQ Functional Skills within the coming months.
Requests for further information
Further information is available by contacting Raymond Clarke at IQ on tel: 01952 457452 or Adrian Jackson at Skills for Justice Awards on (tel) 0114-231 7397.
Industry Qualifications (IQ) provides a new approach to the operation of an awarding organisation and is approved by UK qualifications regulators (including Ofqual).
It’s a mutual awarding organisation that is owned by its members working across a range of economic sectors. IQ values partnership and enjoys a world class reputation for the integrity of its assessment, governance and relationship with stakeholders.
Skills for Justice Awards is part of the Skills for Justice Group. For the last decade, the organisation has been working with employers, Governments of the UK and agencies within the skills system to better equip workforces with the right skills for the present and the future.