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Over 200 delegates from the sector’s top training providers, employers, higher education providers and commercial vocational providers gathered together last week at the second annual Active Training Awards Ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Marlow delivered by ukactive and CIMSPA, sponsored by Active IQ. The Awards celebrate exceptional performance committed to vocational training and development within the physical activity sector.
After much anticipation and following three months of rigorous assessment, this year's sector leading winners included Lifetime Training, GLL, Nuffield Health, Fusion Lifestyle, Jubilee Hall Trust, Gemma Quinnell, Schwinn Cycling and Richard Latham of Places for People Leisure across the ten categories.
All finalists demonstrated exceptional performance and commitment to vocational education, training and development across the physical activity sector, and to recognise this fierce commitment, three finalists received ‘Outstanding Achievement’ awards.
Primal Health Academy were recognised for their entry for Small Training Provider, the expert judging panel were blown away by their dedication to training professionals in local authorities, the fire service, and local colleges and universities.
HFE Training displayed a 97% positive response rate from their learners, a sign of true learner focus. YMCA Fit performed consistently across all stages of assessment, and being just pipped to the post in this incredibly highly contested category, were recognised for their entry to Large Training Provider of the Year.
These awards truly recognise value and professional development, showcasing innovate ways to help the sector thrive. All entrants will receive key feedback reports, so that entrants can benchmark against the best in the sector.
Steven Ward, ukactive Executive Director said:
"The Active Training Awards are a fantastic initiative celebrating excellence in the training and development of our workforce. Building the workforce that fits the needs of a growing sector is one of the greatest challenges we face, and events such as the ATAs are a superb example of how we can come together to drive standards up, improve quality and recognise success. Congratulations to all the winners and finalists whose work has been celebrated”
Full List of winners
Innovative Training Programme of the Year - Nuffield Health
Best Use of Technology - Lifetime Training
Large Training Provider of the Year – Lifetime Training
Small Training Provider of the Year - Gemma Quinnell’s Health, Fitness & Dance
Large Employer of the Year - Fusion Lifestyle
Small Employer of the Year - Jubilee Hall Trust
Health and Wellbeing Training Programme – GLL
Supplier Learning and Development Provider - Schwinn Cycling
Apprenticeship Provider of the Year - Lifetime Training
Most Inspiring Physical Activity Professional - Richard Latham, Places for People Leisure Ltd