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Registrations for the Spring BTEC programme of courses from Level 1 to Level 6 are currently open but registrations must be made by 22nd December. For full details of these see our courses page.

The BTEC level 3 Professional Award in Community Safety, Crime & Nuisance Management for Practitioners was developed by Ian Walker MBE and Steve de Burgh MSc in collaboration with individual unit subject experts. This four day BTEC Professional Award (Ref: VT979) is designed for people who are currently working in a community safety partnership or who want to seek employment within one. There is one mandatory core unit covering the legislation, formal and informal solutions to Anti-Social Behaviour problems. Thereafter delegates may choose three options from: victims & witness support; interviewing skills & statement taking; information exchange and investigation powers; domestic violence awareness; or conflict resolution. The course aim is to provide education and development community safety partnership staff members, including housing providers; in order to provide or improve practical skills to facilitate their required functions and aid their individual professional development.

The BTEC level 5 Professional Award for Managers in Community Safety Strategy was developed by Aaron Devereaux and Steve de Burgh MSc again in collaboration with individual unit subject experts. This two day BTEC Professional Award (Ref: AXA68) is designed for managers or aspiring managers working in a community safety partnership. It comprises of 4 half-day units, all of which are mandatory to get the full award. The units cover: the community safety agenda, supervising antisocial behaviour cases, legislative and informal tools and powers, developing local strategies and promoting confidence. The course aim is to provide education and development community safety partnership managers or aspiring managers, including housing provider management; in order to provide or improve supervisory skills to facilitate their required functions and aid their individual professional development.

The BTEC level 2 Introduction to case work for tackling Anti-Social Behaviour & Neighbour Disputes was developed by Tess Ash and Chris Grose whilst working for the CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing). This two day BTEC Intermediate Award (Ref: CDH76) is designed for case workers workers in the sector specifically working for in a community safety partnership or housing provider and have responsibility for investigating neighbourhood nuisance complaints. Its aim is to teach students to understand & implement with confidence effective case work principles in responding to Housing related ASB & Neighbour Disputes. There is no requirement to have previously undertaken the level 1 course which is a 1 day more basic awareness course. Students will be taught to recognise & understand the nature of the problem complained about, show an understanding of & the ability to implement a “victim centred” approach to housing related ASB & Neighbour disputes, to recognise & be able to implement the various tools & powers for address housing related ASB & Neighbour Disputes.