Community safety

Community safety

“Minimising risk within the local community, through safety checks, presentations and working with partners”

The community safety apprenticeship is designed to train people to advise communities on safety issues. The main focus is on minimising the risk of fire within communities, but you will also learn about road safety and may be required to provide interventions with drivers and pedestrians. You will help to gather information and data that will inform community safety strategies. As a community safety adviser, likely within a fire and rescue service, your core responsibility will be to work with communities to help to reduce safety risks. You’ll perform home safety checks, deliver group presentations and work with partner agencies to ensure that resources are targeted where they will make the greatest impact. The role will involve travel within the community, including to community centres and schools.

Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: English and maths

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £23,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk