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Active IQ, the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Sector, is going from strength to strength with two new senior appointments.

Andy Gilbert joins the organisation in the new role of Qualifications Development Manager and Adam Armstrong joins as a Business Development Manager for the North of England and Scotland. With these appointments, Active IQ aims to continue providing first-class innovative qualifications, services and resources which are valued by training providers, employers and students.

With 10 years of experience working with awarding organisations, including similar roles at City and Guilds and OCR, Andy brings with him a wealth of knowledge. In his new role at Active IQ, he will be responsible for the development of new qualifications as well as writing End Point Assessment resources and guidance for apprentices and assessors. Andy will also be responsible for providing and updating resources to assure high quality support meets the needs of learners, centres and the sector’s employers.

Adam ArmstrongAdam Armstrong has been appointed as an additional Business Development Manager. With five years’ experience in the sector, Adam’s previous roles include working for NCFE and Technogym. In his new role he will use his industry knowledge to help grow Active IQ’s approved centre base in the North of England and Scotland. While supporting Active IQ in maintaining its position as the leading Awarding Organisation in the health and fitness sector, Adam will also seek successful transitions into allied markets. His main responsibilities will see him working with both new and current training providers to offer a variety of qualification solutions to meet the needs of employers across the sport and physical activity sectors.

“Andy and Adam are both very valuable additions to the Active IQ team supporting our on-going and progressive work within new markets,” says Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director for Active IQ. “They join us at an exciting time as we celebrate 15 years as an organisation and commit to offering far more than just qualifications. With their knowledge and expertise, I have no doubt we will be able to continue to provide innovative and exciting ways to support both organisations and learners.”