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Active IQ

What we can do for you
Active IQ is the UK’s leading Ofqual-recognised Awarding Organisation for the Physical Activity sector. Committed to providing first class qualifications, services and resources valued by training providers, employers and students, we offer over 100 accredited qualifications in a variety of disciplines from Entry Level to Level 5.

Within the apprenticeship sector, Active IQ offers 21 End-point Assessments across the leisure, education, facilities management and community sectors.

One of the first approved End-point Assessment Organisations, our experienced assessors and knowledgeable apprenticeship team combine to successfully support apprentices, employers and training delivery teams to achieve the best outcomes.

Key products and services
Active IQ has evolved to become an awarding organisation with a difference. As well as offering qualifications across the Physical Activity sector, Business & Administration, Customer Service and Functional Skills, we offer a highly diverse portfolio of additional products and services including:

• Skills Hub – providing comprehensive additional support to both Active IQ approved centres and their learners, with access to an exciting range of interactive educational webinars, CPD and resources in a variety of subject areas.

• Professional Career Development – enables individuals to progress to the next stage of their career with the leading specialist awarding organisation for the active leisure sector. PCD provides an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills to qualify as a tutor, assessor or internal verifier and to gain understanding of external quality assurance.

• Professional Recognition – a ‘kitemark’ which encourages training centres to reach high standards

• End-point Assessment - we offer End-point Assessment services for 21 apprenticeship standards with more in the pipeline. Active IQ was one of the first End-point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) to join the register: our assessors and apprenticeship team offer an exceptionally knowledgeable, robust support service that helps achieve the best outcomes for customers. Our EPA services include a vast number of support resources for the delivery team as well as their apprentices.

Active IQ also supports a range of learning development initiatives, awards and events from the ukactive Active Uprising conference, Evolve, Elevate, Fit Summit and Dubai Active. We are a founding partner of the #DoingOurBit platform, a free fitness and mental wellbeing platform to support NHS staff.
Plans for the next 12 months
A range of refreshed qualifications will be launched, and we continue to grow our End-Assessment Portfolio.

We have recently launched the Active IQ EQF Level 2 Fitness Assistant programme of study for international centres as we expand our overseas provision including manuals translated in Arabic.
Key personnel
Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director
James McPherson, Commercial Director
Tad Chapman, Head of End-Point Assessment
Mandie Percival, Head of Quality Assurance
Ali Gower, Head of Customer Experience and Operations
Lee Buck, Head of Product Development
Gavin Baxter, Head of Business Development
Key customers
We work with over 500 approved centres in the UK and globally, including private training providers, colleges, employers, leisure service providers, universities, colleges, schools, nursery settings, prisons, young offender institutes and international centres.
Testimonial
"As an Awarding Organisation, Active IQ is incredibly supportive. Particularly during the pandemic as we have had to adapt in so many ways. It’s been difficult at times, but they make everything achievable. Skills Hub really sets Active IQ apart by offering this unmatchable resource to bring us up to speed on new qualifications and standards, industry knowledge and essential updates. We invest in Active IQ to ensure we have the best learning resources for students: I can’t stress enough how much its additional support services are essential to its whole offering."
– James Luscombe, Managing Director, StudyActive
Active IQ: news from sportsmanagement.co.uk and fittechglobal.com
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Active IQ - the UK’s leading awarding organisation for the leisure sector - has partnered with leading fitness wearable technology company Myzone.
Active IQ has won the Exporter of the Year award at the sixth annual FAB 2021 Awards, organised by the Federation of Awarding Bodies.
Suffice to say that the pandemic has completely changed the way fitness professionals work and the way consumers work out – and therein lies opportunity.
Active IQ has launched two new qualifications – the Level 2 Diploma in Health and Fitness and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Fitness – to help engage learners in an industry-ready training experience that can be tailored to suit local employer needs.
Active IQ has launched its Level 3 Award in Understanding the Development and Delivery of End-point Assessment to meet the increasing demands for skilled assessors in this emerging area.
Active IQ: featured in Sports Management, HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Leisure operators should embrace activity to engage members says Jenny Patrickson, managing director of Active IQ
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
Active IQ optimised lockdown to create new opportunities for students and stakeholders
Talking Point: Fat shaming
Bristol University has commited to embracing body positivity, creating more inclusive physical activity environments, rejecting diet culture and raising awareness of eating disorders across its sports and fitness provision. Should the rest of the fitness sector follow suit? Kath Hudson reports
Some of those who’ve suffered from COVID-19 face a long road to recovery. What role can the health and fitness industry play in supporting them with their rehabilitation? Kath Hudson reports
Sponsored briefing: Looking long term
Active IQ has partnered with leading experts at Nuffield Health who, alongside its chief medical advisor, Dr Dane Vishnubala, have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
Active IQ
Tel: 01480 467950
Address: Dryden House, St John's St, Huntingdon, PE29 3NU, England
Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director
Key personnel
Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director
James McPherson, Commercial Director
Tad Chapman, Head of End-Point Assessment
Mandie Percival, Head of Quality Assurance
Ali Gower, Head of Customer Experience and Operations
Lee Buck, Head of Product Development
Gavin Baxter, Head of Business Development
Key customers
We work with over 500 approved centres in the UK and globally, including private training providers, colleges, employers, leisure service providers, universities, colleges, schools, nursery settings, prisons, young offender institutes and international centres.