SkillsActive launches partnership with 1st4sport Qualifications

SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being, is delighted to announce a newly formed partnership with 1st4sport Qualifications. The partnership will see 1st4sport Qualifications and SkillsActive working more closely than ever.

This new and innovative partnership brings an advanced level of collaboration between the respective organisations. 1st4sport Qualifications has clearly demonstrated their support for the sector, through a commitment to partnership working with a range of key organisations such as the FA, RFU, ECB and LTA to build qualifications that strengthen the industry.

This commitment to improve standards has been confirmed by their contribution to the implementation of the sector’s common unit approach and contributed to the success of the sector’s evolving apprenticeship programmes. By fully committing to a partnership with SkillsActive, 1st4sport Qualifications will ensure that they help deliver the quality learning required by partners and employers.

Ian Taylor, CEO of SkillsActive, said: “I am extremely pleased to be able to announce this partnership with 1st4sport Qualifications. Our work with Awarding Organisations goes a long way to maintaining the high levels set by the industry, to ensure its employees are fully qualified and competent, and 1st4sport Qualifications Sport is the perfect organisation to partner this work.”

1st4sport Qualifications Education Director Tony Dallimore said: “We are delighted to be able to formally recognise and continue our positive working relationship with SkillsActive. We view their role as integral to helping the industry to improve standards, providing consistency in qualifications across the Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being sector. We look forward to working with SkillsActive on a variety of qualifications that will help meet the needs of the industry.”

The new relationship acknowledges 1st4sport Qualifications as a leading awarding organisation in sector. Their consistent levels of excellence will ensure that standards in the industry are maintained and remain relevant to our sector’s employers.