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Active IQ has Tech Levels approved by Department for Education

Active IQ, the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Sector, has its 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:

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance

Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science

Active IQ Level 3 Extended Diploma in Personal Training for Health, Fitness and Performance

The Technical Certificate which has been recognised is:

Active IQ Level 2 Diploma In Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science

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.

The Active IQ 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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