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Active IQ wins Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year at 2023 FAB Awards

07 Dec 2023
Active IQ’s sustainability strategy was recognised for its outstanding commitment to making a positive impact on society / Active IQ
Active IQ is delighted to announce it was named winner of the Social Responsibility initiative of the Year at the 2023 FAB Awards, which recognise the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the UK over the past year.

The Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year is awarded to an operator which introduced initiatives demonstrating outstanding commitment to making a positive impact on society. Active IQ's 'Healthy People, Healthy Planet' sustainability strategy outlines an ambitious plan to become a more sustainable business, with the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2024. Active IQ has made significant progress, reducing its estimated CO2 emissions from 207.46 tonnes in 2019 to 142.66 tonnes in 2022, reflecting its dedication to a more sustainable and responsible approach.

Dave Erasmus, Chairman of carbon management platform, Our Carbon, who helped Active IQ develop its strategy, commented: “Active IQ's success at the FAB Awards is a rightful recognition of their deep commitment to carbon responsibility, far beyond mere lip service. Their approach is considered, consistent and clear and focused on deep cultural change in sustainability. At Our Carbon, we take pride in having equipped Active IQ with an approach grounded in transparency and accuracy, guiding their initial steps on this meaningful shift. Their progress serves as an inspiring example for others to follow.”

Managing Director of Active IQ, Jenny Patrickson further added: “We are honoured to be recognised for our sustainability strategy, a testament to Active IQ's unwavering commitment to building a sustainable future. As we journey towards carbon neutrality by 2024, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of a more sustainable and responsible approach, inspiring others to join us on this crucial path. I extend my gratitude to the entire Active IQ team for their dedication and to Our Carbon for guiding us on this meaningful shift toward a brighter, greener future."

Apprentice of the Year
Active IQ was also shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year and is immensely proud of Duriye Gungor, who represented Active IQ and partner provider, LMP Education. Duriye was nominated after showcasing her commitment to both personal and professional growth and in Nursery Management whilst running her own business.

For more information about Active IQ and its offerings, please visit activeiq.co.uk
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press release: Active IQ

Active IQ wins Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year at 2023 FAB Awards

07 Dec 2023
Active IQ’s sustainability strategy was recognised for its outstanding commitment to making a positive impact on society / Active IQ
Active IQ is delighted to announce it was named winner of the Social Responsibility initiative of the Year at the 2023 FAB Awards, which recognise the contributions made by awarding organisations and their employees to education and skills in the UK over the past year.

The Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year is awarded to an operator which introduced initiatives demonstrating outstanding commitment to making a positive impact on society. Active IQ's 'Healthy People, Healthy Planet' sustainability strategy outlines an ambitious plan to become a more sustainable business, with the goal of becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2024. Active IQ has made significant progress, reducing its estimated CO2 emissions from 207.46 tonnes in 2019 to 142.66 tonnes in 2022, reflecting its dedication to a more sustainable and responsible approach.

Dave Erasmus, Chairman of carbon management platform, Our Carbon, who helped Active IQ develop its strategy, commented: “Active IQ's success at the FAB Awards is a rightful recognition of their deep commitment to carbon responsibility, far beyond mere lip service. Their approach is considered, consistent and clear and focused on deep cultural change in sustainability. At Our Carbon, we take pride in having equipped Active IQ with an approach grounded in transparency and accuracy, guiding their initial steps on this meaningful shift. Their progress serves as an inspiring example for others to follow.”

Managing Director of Active IQ, Jenny Patrickson further added: “We are honoured to be recognised for our sustainability strategy, a testament to Active IQ's unwavering commitment to building a sustainable future. As we journey towards carbon neutrality by 2024, we remain steadfast in our pursuit of a more sustainable and responsible approach, inspiring others to join us on this crucial path. I extend my gratitude to the entire Active IQ team for their dedication and to Our Carbon for guiding us on this meaningful shift toward a brighter, greener future."

Apprentice of the Year
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For more information about Active IQ and its offerings, please visit activeiq.co.uk
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Active IQ, a leading awarding organisation in the UK physical activity sector, and Future Fit, one of the UK’s foremost providers of education, and learning and development solutions in the health and physical activity sector, are pleased to announce their partnership and the development of two new management qualifications set to launch later this year.
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Address: Dryden House, St John's St, Huntingdon, PE29 3NU, England
Jenny Patrickson, Managing Director
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We work with over 500 approved centres in the UK and globally, including private training providers, colleges, employers, leisure service providers, universities, colleges, schools, nursery settings, prisons, young offender institutes and international centres.
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A range of refreshed qualifications will be launched, and we will be adding new digital content to our LMS Platform providing additional CPD and resources to our customers. We will also be growing our presence internationally with both new and existing training providers from around the world. We have extended our portfolio of international offerings with the Active IQ Personal Training and Fitness Instructor International Programmes of Study offering high quality education to even more learners around the world.
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“The quality of Active IQ’s provision is excellent and I consider them a trusted provider. The business development team was very supportive of my idea to focus this training on students. After excellent feedback from a couple of staff colleagues, I decided to pilot the Level 2 in Mental Health Awareness with a cohort of 308 students. It proved so successful that we are now rolling it out across our entire student body by incorporating it into the curriculum.

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"I am particularly impressed with the support End-point Assessors provided for the apprentices as some were nervous about the process and assessment. The assessors spent time to introduce themselves, talk through the End-point Assessment requirements, and successfully booked a convenient day and time for the EPA to take place. Each assessment was booked promptly and within a week or two of me presenting learners to gateway – an incredible turn around!"
– Jennifer Walker, Curriculum Leader Early Years, Education and Social Sciences, Bolton College
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