As the national governing body for group exercise, EMD UK are committed to upholding and pushing industry standards. Part of this work involves training people to become instructors by delivering nationally recognised Active IQ Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications.
To ensure the training is delivered to the highest standard, we hold standardisation days for our workforce where they learn about the qualifications, refresh their knowledge in key areas and take part in active sessions. The days also ensure our workforce and qualifications meet quality assurance standards.
The latest EMD UK standardisation day was held recently at the University of East London. Taking place twice a year, these sessions are a vital part of the training qualifications offered by EMD UK. The course was attended by a mixture of workforce tutors, assessors and IQAs (Independent Quality Assurers), some of whom were new to the workforce and some who have been with EMD UK for several years.
The main focus of the day were two up-skilling modules on session-planning, delivered by Karen Chetwynd, and anatomy and physiology delivered by Jayne Nicholls. The workforce also enjoyed some physical sessions comprising of dance and HIIT (including AMRAP, descending ladder and Tabata protocols) led by EMD UK Academy Manager Carolyn Allen, and a Group Training to Music session delivered by Gillian Reeves, EMD UK Head of Instructor Development.
Assessors, tutors and IQAs are incredibly important roles within the fitness industry. They help, support and train the next generation of instructors, ensuring these cohorts have the skills, tools and knowledge to #StandAtTheFront and deliver inspiring group exercise experiences. Instructors looking to make positive impacts on industry standards and support new instructors should consider whether training as an assessor or a tutor is a career step for them.
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