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Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition enables your organisation to gain Active IQ’s professional kite mark for your own non-regulated training programmes. Your programmes can vary in length and in delivery method and context, as long as they meet the quality guidelines set by Active IQ.

  • Enhancing the status of your training by using Active IQ’s Professional Recognition to ensure your training meets quality guidelines.
  • Increased customer appeal and positive perception through association with the Active IQ brand (as the leading specialist awarding organisation for the health, fitness and wellbeing sector).
  • Co-branded Professional Recognition certificates for your learners
  • Gain additional recognition with CIMSPA’s Skills Development Partnership scheme

Active IQ will:

  • Provide you with guidelines to support the Professional Recognition application process.
  • Review your application and programme materials.
  • Provide the Active IQ Professional Recognition logo for use on course materials and in-house certificates of achievement.
  • Include every professionally recognised provider’s information on the Active IQ website.
  • Request an annual review and renewal activity to ensure your programmes continue to meet the quality guidelines.

Active IQ’s Professional Recognition service complements its suite of regulated qualifications and enables your business to enhance the status of your own non-regulated training programmes by gaining the Active IQ professional kite mark of quality, recognised by both employers and learners alike. We have a number of licence options available, providing a flexible service to meet a variety of organisations needs:

  • Bronze: £450 + VAT per year (for 1 training programme)
  • Silver: £600 + VAT per year (2–5 training programmes)
  • Gold: £850 + VAT per year (6–10 training programmes)
  • Platinum: £1,250 + VAT per year (11 or more training programmes)
  • Centre Approval Fee: £100 + VAT (only applicable for centres not approved with Active IQ to deliver regulated qualifications)

Process

  • Select your Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum license option.
  • Submit your training programme online via the Active IQ website.
  • Active IQ will review your submission to ensure it meets the required standards.
  • Gain approval and receive Active IQ’s Professional Recognition logo to use on your course and promotional materials.

CIMSPA Recognition

CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector and has teamed up with Active IQ to recognise training which falls under the Professional Recognition scheme.

All organisations and training programmes, courses, workshops and conferences that are professionally recognised by Active IQ will have the opportunity to also apply to become a CIMSPA Skills Development Partner. For full details and benefits of becoming a CIMSPA Partner please click here.

Submitting training for Active IQ’s Professional Recognition service is done via two online forms.

Centre Approval Form

for centres not already approved with Active IQ to deliver regulated qualifications.

  • Detailing information concerning your centre, policies, procedures and staffing in relation to all Active IQ Professional Recognition programme(s) you plan to submit
  • One-off £100+VAT centre approval cost

Programme Approval Form

for each individual programme submitted.

  • Providing relevant programme information such as associated staff, programme structure, content, delivery, assessment and quality assurance for your programmes. (This second form may need to be completed multiple times if submitting more than one programme).
  • Annual licence fee (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum)

You will find further instructions at the first page of each form. Please read these carefully, especially in regards to file upload sizes. We would suggest that you submit relevant files/resources etc. via a file sharing platform (e.g. Dropbox, WeTransfer, Google Drive) to make this easier for you.

For more information please contact professionalrecognition@activeiq.co.uk