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We have been extremely busy attending some great events this month, including the AoC annual conference which took place on the 15th – 17th of November in Birmingham. The event saw Active IQ take centre stage on the Wednesday to speak about our success with Chichester College. James Clack, Active IQ Business Development Manager, spoke to 100 guests of the conference about meeting the Ofsted Common Inspection Framework criteria for Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare.

We also attended SIBEC Europe, the ukactive Summit and the Skills Show, which played host to the WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition with the National Finals where we sponsored the Personal Trainer award.


The competition, split into two categories, pitted the best newly-qualified Gym Instructors and Personal Trainers against each other in a series of live tasks over the course of two days. The tasks were judged by industry professionals, looking for not only excellent technical knowledge but also exceptional communication skills and flexibility in their approach.

Loughborough College student Terri Musson won the Personal Trainer category – sponsored by Active IQ – while Coleg Gwent’s Miyazim Ibryamov won silver, and last year’s Gym Instructor winner Jack Burbank, who studied at Loughborough College, claimed the bronze.

Active IQ’s Personal Trainer winner, Terri Musson, said: “I had an amazing experience during this whole competition. It’s been tough and tiring and I was up against some amazing personal trainers from around the country and it has been a privilege to work alongside them.”

We also attended and sponsored the Active Training Conference and Awards in Reading. Managing Director, Jenny Patrickson, joined a panel to discuss and debate the Apprenticeship Levy and the opportunities around the new Sport England strategy. The Active Training Awards followed and these awards celebrated the exceptional performance and commitment in the physical activity sector, specifically vocational education, training and development.