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We are delighted to announce that we have had our Level 3 Tech Level Diplomas and Level 2 Technical Certificate approved by the Department for Education (DfE) for teaching from September 2017 and reporting in 2019.

The Active IQ Tech Level Diplomas which have been recognised are:

The Technical Certificate which has been recognised is:

All these qualifications are designed to equip post-16 students with the knowledge and skills they need for skilled employment or for further technical study. Designed with FE Colleges in mind, these truly vocational programmes combine comprehensive theoretical knowledge with practical experience to prepare students to work in the leisure and fitness industry.

Our Level 3 Diploma and extended Diploma in Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance are supported by two of the industry’s leading professional bodies – the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and ukactive.

Combining college study and work experience with local employers, the qualifications ensure that students will enjoy full educational support and group teaching alongside time on the gym floor working with fitness professionals. The aim is to provide learners with the broad base of knowledge and skills to be able to work in a variety of customer-facing roles within the active leisure industry, including fitness instructing and personal training, as well as being able to access higher education degree programmes.

“We are delighted to have our suite of Tech Level qualifications recognised and approved by the DfE,” says Jenny Patrickson, Active IQ Managing Director. “The post-16 market is vibrant and challenging with more and more youngsters seeking a vocational course after their GCSEs rather than A Levels. It’s an amazing age group to work with and we carried out extensive research and pilot programmes to ensure our Tech Levels fully equip young adults with the knowledge and practical skills they need to succeed. Our partnerships with local employers and close working relationships with schools and colleges will ensure the delivery of the Tech Levels is done to the highest standard and that this new generation of leisure industry professionals makes a strong and confident start in their careers.”

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