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Published in Health Club Management 2023 issue 1
The industry needs to offer broader career pathways, says Patrickson / Photo: Shutterstock/BAZA Production
The industry needs to offer broader career pathways, says Patrickson / Photo: Shutterstock/BAZA Production
Contribute to improvements in physical literacy
Jack Shakespeare
Jack Shakespeare, director of research, policy and education, UK Active

Sport England is working with a number of universities and partners to develop a Physical Literacy Consensus statement for England – and they want to hear your views on the draft text.

The consensus statement aims to provide a shared understanding of physical literacy, including a definition and explanation of what physical literacy is, why it is important, and how it can be supported.

Over the last six months, an expert group, including members from Liverpool John Moores University, Coventry University, the University of Bradford and the University of Gloucestershire – all in the UK – have worked together to develop the statement.

They’re now inviting comments and feedback on the provisional consensus statement via a five-week national consultation, which is taking place between 9 January and 12 February.

Please click on the link below to complete the national consultation survey, which should only take a few minutes. www.HCMmag.com/literacy

The aim is to create a shared understanding of physical literacy, why it’s important, and how it can be supported
Experts are working to develop a physical literacy consensus statement / Photo: Shutterstock/David Tadevosian
We must futureproof our workforce
Jenny Patrickson
Jenny Patrickson, MD, Active IQ

The Government’s decision not to include the leisure sector in the list of businesses qualifying for additional energy support is as shortsighted as always seems to be the case when it comes to our sector’s essential role in preventative healthcare.

The government forced physical activity facility closures during a health pandemic and now we face the risk of indirect closures due to lack of Government support.

Aside from the continued lobbying required to support our facilities and their workforce we also need to reinvent physical activity workforce opportunities to futureproof them and provide for better health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the population.

We need to offer broader career pathways, flexible ‘mix and match’ occupational standards, on which future-facing qualifications can be built and diverse job roles that have a place within all environments and all spaces – traditional and non-traditional, inside and outdoors.

Together with all our brilliant industry partners we have the ability to make this happen…and the time is now.

Active IQ

We need to reinvent physical activity workforce opportunities to futureproof them and provide for better health for the entire population
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features

Letters: Write to reply

Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your best practice. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]

Published in Health Club Management 2023 issue 1
The industry needs to offer broader career pathways, says Patrickson / Photo: Shutterstock/BAZA Production
The industry needs to offer broader career pathways, says Patrickson / Photo: Shutterstock/BAZA Production
Contribute to improvements in physical literacy
Jack Shakespeare
Jack Shakespeare, director of research, policy and education, UK Active

Sport England is working with a number of universities and partners to develop a Physical Literacy Consensus statement for England – and they want to hear your views on the draft text.

The consensus statement aims to provide a shared understanding of physical literacy, including a definition and explanation of what physical literacy is, why it is important, and how it can be supported.

Over the last six months, an expert group, including members from Liverpool John Moores University, Coventry University, the University of Bradford and the University of Gloucestershire – all in the UK – have worked together to develop the statement.

They’re now inviting comments and feedback on the provisional consensus statement via a five-week national consultation, which is taking place between 9 January and 12 February.

Please click on the link below to complete the national consultation survey, which should only take a few minutes. www.HCMmag.com/literacy

The aim is to create a shared understanding of physical literacy, why it’s important, and how it can be supported
Experts are working to develop a physical literacy consensus statement / Photo: Shutterstock/David Tadevosian
We must futureproof our workforce
Jenny Patrickson
Jenny Patrickson, MD, Active IQ

The Government’s decision not to include the leisure sector in the list of businesses qualifying for additional energy support is as shortsighted as always seems to be the case when it comes to our sector’s essential role in preventative healthcare.

The government forced physical activity facility closures during a health pandemic and now we face the risk of indirect closures due to lack of Government support.

Aside from the continued lobbying required to support our facilities and their workforce we also need to reinvent physical activity workforce opportunities to futureproof them and provide for better health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and the population.

We need to offer broader career pathways, flexible ‘mix and match’ occupational standards, on which future-facing qualifications can be built and diverse job roles that have a place within all environments and all spaces – traditional and non-traditional, inside and outdoors.

Together with all our brilliant industry partners we have the ability to make this happen…and the time is now.

Active IQ

We need to reinvent physical activity workforce opportunities to futureproof them and provide for better health for the entire population
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Basic-Fit has signed up to trial Wellhub across its recently expanded Spanish network, giving access ...
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: Pioneering project boosts business in Basingstoke
A sports complex might not be your first thought when you’re looking for a peaceful and comfortable, drop-in workspace. However, that could soon change thanks to an innovative new project at Basingstoke Leisure Centre.
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The Health & Fitness Institute press release: The future of fitness education: The Health and Fitness Institute champions digital learning
The Health and Fitness Institute (THFI) is leading a revolutionary paradigm shift in fitness education by fully embracing digital learning.
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30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
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