Skills Active LogoSkillsActive Forms Partnership With Awarding Organisation CYQ

     11 Aug 13

SkillsActive, the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being, is extremely pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with CYQ, a leading awarding organisation providing vocational health, fitness and well-being qualifications.The development of this new partnership has been a fantastic achievement for the sector and will bring both organisations closer together to ensure that high quality qualifications continue to be available to the workforce within the industries represented in the sector.

CYQ is a leading force in ensuring excellence in the development and delivery of qualifications within our sector. In working with SkillsActive, CYQ is highlighting its support of the organisation and is demonstrating its dedication to quality-provision and commitment to raising industry standards.

Stuart Turner, SkillsActive’s Head of Standards and Qualifications, said: “It delights me to announce a new partnership with CYQ.  The dedication and commitment to workforce development shown by CYQ is exemplary and delivers a high level of standards across our sector.  We are extremely excited about working more closely with CYQ in the coming months to help deliver consistency in qualifications which will drive workforce improvements within our industries.”

2013 marks CYQ’s 15th birthday and 15 years as the first specialist awarding organisation for health, fitness and well-being. The new partnership highlights the strategic importance of working closely with SkillsActive to ensure excellence is maintained within our industries.

Jenny Patrickson, Head of CYQ, said: “During our 15 years we have contributed to over 200,000 people developing their careers in our sector.  We are committed to working in partnership with SkillsActive, as we continue to develop and enhance our suite of health, fitness and well-being qualifications, to ensure that they meet the needs of employers, training providers and learners.  Working together will enable both organisations to continue the drive for excellence within our sector.”