Active IQ, the UK’s leading specialist awarding organisation in the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector, is helping to drive quality within the industry as well as support the needs of learners through the introduction of its Professional Recognition service.

The service delivers enhanced quality status for non regulated training programmes and can be applied to courses of any length, delivery method and context, as long as they meet Active IQ’s quality guidelines. By using the Active IQ Professional Recognition kitemark, organisations can benefit from increased customer appeal and authentication through the Active IQ brand.

Since Professional Recognition was launched, a growing number of providers have signed up to the service including City of Glasgow College, The Fit Box and The Power Pilates UK Studio. Designed to complement Active IQs accredited qualification offering, Professional Recognition gives organisations the ability to promote their programmes on the Active IQ website and to undergo quality assurance review to ensure programmes continue to meet quality guidelines.

Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director at Active IQ comments: 'Changes to the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) have inevitably led to some concerns and confusion over the quality of training delivered within the sector so Active IQ has recognised the need to give organisations the opportunity to have their own bespoke CPD training recognised.'

Active IQ Professional Recognition is available in four packages, ranging from Bronze for one training programme to Platinum which covers 10 or more training programmes. For further information, please visit www.activeiq.co.uk