Community Safety Adviser

Community Safety Adviser

On a community safety adviser apprenticeship course, you’ll help provide advice, guidance and interventions to help people remain safe.

A community safety adviser provides life-improving advice, guidance, and interventions to assist people in remaining safe and reducing their risk of harm from things like fire, falls, crime, or living circumstances. You’ll be part of a multi-agency team that works with a range of community-supporting organisations in this position. So you must be familiar with the communities in which you work and communicate with all of their people.

Your duty will be to raise community awareness of specific problems, aid in risk reduction and mitigation, and provide appropriate and effective solutions to these challenges. 

What you’ll learn

On a community safety adviser apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:

  • Give community risk reduction advice and actions on road safety, fire prevention, fire setting, water safety, and health and lifestyle choices.
  • Assess dangers, provide practical advice, interventions, and solutions, recognise when a situation is outside the scope of your position and take appropriate action.
  • With respect, clarity, and accuracy, provide essential information and respond to questions from stakeholders and other agencies.
  • Work independently and pro-actively as part of a team, managing work, prioritising tasks, organising and leading trips, and keeping situational awareness for personal and group safety.
  • Communicate effectively with others and adapt communication media, strategies, and styles to a diverse audience(s); age, culture, language, learning needs, and other restrictions.
  • Collaborate with partner organisations or as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve, mitigate, and resolve community safety issues.
  • Review and analyse the activities done in response to, and take any necessary follow-up actions.
  • Correctly record information following agreed-upon organisational guidelines.

Entry requirements

You’ll usually need:

  • Depending on the employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience.
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.

Assessment methods

The End Point Assessment consists of three distinct assessment methods: 

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Professional Discussion

Duration and level

  • Duration: 12 months
  • Level: 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship standard

More information about the Level 3 Community Safety Adviser Apprenticeship standard can be found here.

Apprenticeship end point assessment

For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.

Updated on October 2, 2022

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