SkillsActive is proud to work with the following Awarding Organisations:
1st4Sport Qualifications work to develop and award qualifications for the Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being sector and are a brand of Coachwise Ltd, the trading arm of sports coach UK, the UK-registered charity leading the national development of coaches and the coaching system.
Active IQ is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by Ofqual within the Active Leisure sector designing qualifications that support clearly defined career pathways. Active IQ offers in excess of 85 accredited qualifications including QCF Levels 1-4.
The ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) is the English national governing body for swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and water polo. It organises competition throughout England, establishes the laws of the sport, and operates a comprehensive certification and education programmes for teachers, coaches and officials. There are 1,220 affiliated swimming clubs, which are supported by the ASA through a national, regional and county structure. Millions of children have been taught to swim through the ASA’s learn to swim programmes. The ASA also develops programmes and initiatives to increase the number of people swimming and swimming more often.
CACHE, the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, is the UK's specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors, with a portfolio of qualifications ranging from Entry to Level 5. Last year, over 150,000 learners registered with them from over 1000 UK based Centres and overseas.
City & Guilds is a world leading vocational education organisation. Created by the Master Craft Guilds to develop technical ability we have remained true to that goal. Their qualifications are delivered in more than 10,000 training centres across the world and are widely recognised and respected by employers.They believe learning has no limits - they can provide learners with the skills they need to succeed in the world of work, offer their centres the very best in learning support, and provide employers with the talented employees they need to boost their long-term profitability and growth. Whether you want to offer qualifications, run apprenticeships, develop your workforce or boost your career by enhancing your skills, City & Guilds is here to help.
Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) is the UK’s original awarding organisation for health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications. CYQ currently offers over 65 accredited qualifications, from introductory (Entry Level) to advanced levels (Level 4), delivered through a wide range of employers, private training providers, universities, colleges, prisons and schools both in the UK and internationally. Centres are supported through the delivery of qualifications with creative teaching and learner resources, innovative eLearning packages and first-class customer care.
Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC) is theUK’s leading supplier of compliance qualifications, with over 200 on offer including first-aid, pool lifeguarding, hospitality, licensing and stewarding. Many qualifications offered by HABC can be used as part of apprenticeship frameworks. As the ‘Awarding Body that Listens’ HABC provides qualifications for national governments around the globe, local councils, colleges and some of the world’s most recognisable companies including Virgin Active, John Lewis, Marks and Spencer and Moto.
IQL UK Ltd (IQL) is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK). RLSS UK's charitable objective is to safeguard lives in, on and around water. IQL seeks to achieve this through the management of high quality aquatic qualifications on behalf of RLSS UK, namely the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and the National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ).The Institue of Qualified Lifeguards is the largest awarding body for lifeguard qualifications in the UK with over 43,000 NPLQs awarded annually.
ITEC is a leading international specialist examination board, providing quality qualifications in Beauty & Spa Therapy, Hairdressing, Complementary Therapies, Sports & Fitness Training and Customer Service.
Lifetime Awarding is an Ofqual regulated awarding organisation with an innovative and dynamic approach. They provide a range of vocational qualifications to FE colleges, training providers and employers, enabling them to achieve their objectives by offering qualifications that are fit for purpose. They develop off-the-shelf, customised and fully bespoke qualifications across a growing number of sectors. With their collaborative approach they can ensure that our qualifications truly meet the needs of our customers.
NCFE is passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels. Last year, over 600,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the awarding organisation to help them move their careers forward. NCFE is a registered educational charity with a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. Dynamic and responsive with a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and unique, friendly approach.
NOCN is a leading credit-based Awarding Organisation that has been creating opportunities for students and learners for over 25 years. Recognised by the Qualifications Regulators in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, they also have partnerships in Scandinavia and centres in India. NOCN qualifications range from Entry Level to Level 4 and include important skills for life as well as the skills that underpin the apprenticeship frameworks such as Functional Skills.
Sports Leaders UK provides nationally recognised leadership awards and qualifications that help people develop essential life skills such as organisation, motivation, communication and working with others. Sports Leaders UK is an independent charity, funded by income from sales of educational materials, grants for project delivery, commercial partnerships and individual generosity.
VTCT is a specialist awarding organisation for the hairdressing and beauty sector and the first non-unitary awarding body accredited to offer the Principal Learning for the new Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies. VTCT is a Government approved awarding organisation offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs) and have been in existence for over 50 years.
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