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SkillsActive and the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure want to know how they can better support training providers seeking endorsement or approval.

 

Sport and active leisure companies delivering qualifications, courses, workshop or seminars currently apply for endorsement or approval from one of two organisations, according to their sector and business needs.

 

SkillsActive, the sector skills council for active leisure, learning and wellbeing is responsible for endorsing continued professional courses, workshops and seminar content as well as providers in health and fitness and playwork.

 

Meanwhile, SkillsActive's National Skill Academy for Sport and Active Leisure approves providers across various subsectors and brokers training solutions with employers on their behalf.

 

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SkillsActive’s endorsement manager Tom Bell says: “The current system means some providers have to go through two application processes to meet their needs, which can be confusing. The Skills Protocol Employer Leadership Group (SPELG), a group of leading sector employers, has expressed the need for a single qualification structure for the industry, with a single endorsement system. We want to work with training providers to simplify the process and come up with a solution that is better aligned with their business needs.”

SkillsActive has consulted with the Fitness Industry Association forum and SkillsActive industry panels.

Interested training providers can have their say by completing an online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NDH5S7C before 31 October 2011.

 

 

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