SkillsActive’s Professional Development team at LIW 2014

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LIW took place this year on 30th September to 2nd October at the NEC in Birmingham, and brought together many of the fitness industry’s leading lights looking to promote their businesses both nationally and internationally. Over the three days Tom, Jo, Tad, Jacqui and Emily were in attendance representing the Professional Development team, meeting with Endorsed Providers, making new contacts, and launching our new training solutions and workforce analysis services to both employers and training providers.

Working from a central information area, the team was busy over the whole three days talking to training providers, employers and exhibitors from a range of fitness backgrounds, giving information and advice and answering a whole range of enquiries.  Training providers new to the idea of endorsement were able to sign up right away in order to receive further information after the conference, and we are looking forward to working with them all towards gaining endorsement.

“Working with SkillsActive and REPs was great at LIW and I really enjoyed it. I really hope to get the opportunity to work with you again.” Jenny Muhlwa, Managing Director, Belrobics

Talking about the team’s session on the first day meeting with employers to take them through a comprehensive training needs analysis and solution finding exercise, Tom said:

“Our new training solutions were really well received by employers and training providers alike and we look forward to working closely with our partners in order to solve the training needs of the industry.

Whether it’s entry level requirements or professional development at more senior levels, we are confident we can connect employers with our endorsed Lead Providers.

Our work with Lead Providers covers a diverse range of opportunities, and employers can be assured that we can connect them to the right provider.”

If you are an Endorsed Provider and interested in finding out more about becoming a Lead Provider, contact Jo by emailing joanna.kirk@skillsactive.com or calling her on 020 7840 1930.

Also present at the show were our colleagues from the SkillsActive exercise and aquatic professionals registers (REPs and RAPs), helping to ensure that the traditional REPs National Convention was a success for all the register members who attended.

KBTEducation @KBTEducation  21h21 hours ago

“Looking forward to drop into @L_I_W today to catch up with @REPsUK @SkillsActive and thank them for the great job they do in our industry!”

Alongside this, a range of SkillsActive Endorsed Providers showed their commitment to professional development by hosting a number of lectures and workshops at the REPs National Convention, as well as fitness challenges on the SkillsActive stand.

NeilSymington Oct 2, 2014:

@REPsUK It was a awesome experience! I was moved & inspired by@SkiRaceAnna @LouiseHazel Also YMCAfit, Alan Jackson & Lifetime were great.”

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