HCM Issue 11 2021

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The new Active IQ courses train people to deliver a wide range of outdoor activities

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Outdoor Pursuits There really is a huge variety of options available to people to be physically active and enjoy the outdoors. At Active IQ we’ve just launched our Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor apprenticeship standard. This trains people in how to supervise and guide children and adults in outdoor activities and pastimes as diverse as canoeing, sailing and climbing, surfing, cycling, hillwalking and archery. It also covers bushcraft, rock pooling, geology and plant identification, as well as habitat and wildlife walks. We’re working with training providers to deliver this qualification to learners aged 16+, making it an ideal first career opportunity for school and college leavers. Quite apart from the additional options it gives members, this new strand of activity can bring a new type of instructor into a facility to complement the more traditional fitness team members. The broader

Active IQ qualifications Active IQ offers a range of End-point assessment standards for leisure sector apprenticeships. Just launched are the Level 3 Outdoor Activity Instructor and Level 4 Sports Coach. Active IQ will introduce its Level 2 Facilities Service Operative standard soon.

the offering, the wider the appeal, which can only be a good way to encourage greater footfall within facilities. By engaging beyond the four walls of a leisure centre, we can encourage more people to take up physical activity and then, in turn, engage with other pursuits inside our facilities. l To find out more about Active IQ’s End-point assessment visit: www.HCMmag.com/endpoint ©Cybertrek 2021 Issue 11 2021