Updates to our documents

Keep up to date with all our guidance and policies.

We have been busy updating our materials recently to help support you and keep you informed of our policies and procedures.  Please see the links below for recent documents that have been updated:

Endorsement: Training Providers Guide

Terms and Conditions

Intellectual Property of Endorsed Programmes

Logo Guidelines

Complaints & Appeals Procedure

FAQs

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Discover how The SkillsActive’s Advantage Services could save you time and money!

 

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The SkillsActive Advantage Service for Endorsed Providers.

If you have achieved Endorsement with us, your business could benefit from SkillsActive Advantage.  The scheme is committed to delivering a wide range of high quality, good value business services to help you make your business more profitable by reducing your bottom line operating costs and help you streamline your operation, while at the same time improving the quality of service you can offer to your customers.

To add greater benefit to your SkillsActive Endorsement, we have carefully chosen market-leading specialists to help you improve your service to your customers whilst greatly reducing your costs – up to 40% in some cases.Membership Scheme services include print and design, utility bills, card processing, telecoms and direct debits. Please visit the SkillsActive Advantage website for more information and how to join.

Latest Training Information

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Look at our training days to support you as a business and your staff.

SkillsActive Training Days

Tutor, Assessor and Internal Quality Assurance

Essential training for tutors, assessors and internal quality assurance.  Ensure your team has the correct skills to support your business. Gain CPD points today!

Take advantage of our dedicated Tutor Training, Assessor Training and Internal Quality Assurance Workshops.

These one day training events are tailored to suit Endorsed Training Provider needs, are aligned to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS), and award six Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points to all Professional Register members who attend.

Post Endorsement Power Up workshop (PEP)

SkillsActive has designed this workshop to support you in planning, marketing, social media and how to upload training onto the SkillsActive Quality Training Portal. We recommend that recently endorsed Training Providers attend this day and also any endorsed providers who would like some support in these areas.

Training Dates:

Please visit the SkillsActive Shop to find out all dates available and to book your place.

For further information, please contact Pauline Ward, Administrations Manager – SkillsActive Professional Development at pauline.ward@skillsactive.com or 0207 632 2006.

Quality Training Portal Tip of the Month

Last month we gave you tips on the importance on scheduling and this month is all about your logo.

Make sure you’ve added your company logo to your profile. Your logo will be hyper linked to your supplied website; so if there’s no logo, there’s no direct link to your own pages and your company’s full offering!

To upload a logo-

–          Once logged in, click LOGOS on the lefthand toolbar

–          Select CHOOSE FILE and locate your highest resolution logo from your computer’s hard drive (up to a maximum of 16MB)*

–          Click UPLOAD

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*Allowed file types – JPG/GIF/PNG

 

 

What’s On:

SkillsActive’s Professional Development team attends many events around the UK and Europe in order to speak to Training Providers old and new. Here’s a quick update on where we will be over the coming months…

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BODYPOWER EXPO 2014 – 16-18 May – the NEC, Birmingham

We’ll be in attendance at BodyPower Expo in Birmingham in May. If you would like to arrange to meet or discuss training plans then please let us know by dropping us an email to endorsement@skillsactive.com and we’ll be happy to arrange an appointment.

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FITPRO LIVE 2014 – 18-19 July – the Excel, London

SkillsActive is proud to be working with FitPro to offer exhibition opportunities at FitPro Live this July. We have provision for Endorsed Providers to exhibit and also to present at the REPs South East Convention (taking place for the first time at the FitPro event). Get in touch today at endorsement@skillsactive.com to find out more about promoting your training at one of the UK’s largest fitness conventions.

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LEISURE INDUSTRY WEEK 2014 – 30 Sept-2 Oct – the NEC, Birmingham

Once again SkillsActive offers our Endorsed Providers the chance to exhibit at the leisure industry’s largest trade show in our SkillsActive Training Zone. We have a number of “pods” available – a highly cost-effective way of exhibiting your training at this event – as well as the REPs National Convention taking place at the event as in previous years.

For information on exhibiting with SkillsActive now or in the future, or if you would like to meet with a member of the Professional Development team at one of these events, please contact endorsement@skillsactive.com or call 0207 632 2913.

Training Provider Success Stories: How The Fit Box gained SkillsActive endorsement

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THE FIT BOX is a SkillsActive endorsed professional training academy, currently delivering a REPs accredited CPD programme to existing exercise professionals wishing to develop specialist skills related to small group and personal training. We deliver a range of development seminars, workshops and courses, providing education solutions for health clubs, gyms, equipment manufacture’s and independent trainers.

Being a club owner gave me a new perspective on the fitness industry and the education available to those who promote and prescribe exercise. With this in mind, I was motivated to explore the possibility of developing a programme of fitness education and training, built on the strong values, philosophy and experience I have established during my own time as a fitness professional.

Endorsement from SkillsActive demonstrates a commitment to education and excellence from the Training Provider, and offers the student a product with global credibility and value. This was something I was keen to align the academy with from the outset.

I opted to complete the application whilst simultaneously writing my first CPD programme, Small Group Training. This was a significant task and would certainly have overwhelmed me had it not been for the support given throughout the process by the team at SkillsActive. They were available for guidance, questions and advice and the excellent resource bundle gave my application purpose and direction, providing the best possible foundation on which to build the administrative and operational components of the academy.

Post learning from ‘Evaluator 8’ that I had gained approval for the academy, this pro-active relationship with SkillsActive has continued to enable me to develop my programme. A recent Small Group Training course was selected for External Quality Assurance.  This meant that an EQA would observe and evaluate every element of the course and student experience. The result of this was some excellent practical feedback on how I can ensure the high standards I aim for are met and advice even on how I can exceed these.

I believe that what we do as fitness professionals is a team game, and I feel lucky to have SkillsActive on mine.