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New qualifications aimed at tackling fitness industry’s management skills shortage

Awarding organisation Active IQ has launched a new range of active leisure qualifications designed to help address the industry’s management skills shortage.

The issue of under-qualified managers came into the spotlight during a panel discussion at industry conference SIBEC earlier this year, when it was claimed that two thirds of health and fitness industry managers hold the minimum level of qualifications required to do their job. The panel also discussed the need for clearer career pathways in the physical activity sector, with better training at all levels to facilitate progression.

Meanwhile, a recent survey of UK fitness managers carried out by ukactive and published by Central YMCA Qualifications found that 55 per cent believed their fellow exercise professionals are under-skilled for delivering social and psychological support to inactive people.

Active IQ’s new suite of management and leadership qualifications includes the first ever Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership. In addition, there will be the launch of the Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Management (QCF) and the Active IQ Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management (QCF). The qualifications – professionally recognised by CIMSPA – have been designed to help alleviate the shortage of qualified managers as the industry continues to grow apace.

“There is an ever-growing demand for leaders and managers within the industry and our new qualifications will certainly help bridge the gap between growth and demand,” said Active IQ commercial director Jenny Patrickson.

“The suite of qualifications will provide more opportunities for career progression for aspiring and existing management professionals and help support future developments and training within the leisure and management sector.”

Awarding organisation Active IQ has launched a new range of active leisure qualifications designed to help address the industry’s management skills shortage.
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