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Training news Industry is under-skilled: study


More than 55 per cent of UK fitness managers believe exercise professionals are under- skilled for delivering social and psychological support to inactive people, according to the results of a survey published by CYQ. The study was conducted by ukactive –


surveying 1,200 exercise and management professionals – in an attempt to identify current skills gaps in the active leisure sector. Given that the findings have shown a lack of


confidence in the skills of some professionals when looking at support frameworks for the inactive, fitness and leisure employers have called for definitive career pathways to be


established within the physical activity sector. There have also been calls from the


industry for a greater focus on counselling and motivational interviewing within training, to help the workforce cope with the growing number of inactive people across the country. Another statistic shows 33 per cent of


employers feel communication skills are not sufficiently covered by existing vocational training, while concerns were also raised by the ease at which young exercise professionals can enter the sector with minimal education and/or without a career development plan. Details: http://lei.sr?a=C9U2u


The survey was conducted among 1,200 exercise and management professionals CIMSPA announces first HE partners


CIMSPA has announced the first wave of higher education (HE) partners – part of its new strategy to forge links between universities and industry for the benefit of students and employers. The prof essional


development body’s strategy is particularly focused towards supporting students in making their first step into the world of work. The new HE partners are universities that have sector-endorsed degree courses, and that will also facilitate CIMSPA student affiliate status for their relevant learners. The new higher education partners are


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Ben Gittus, CIMSPA interim endorsement director


Cardiff Metropolitan University, Leeds Beckett University, Sheffield Hallam University,


Southampton Solent University, University of Chester, and University of Portsmouth. The deal enables CIMSPA to engage future industry talent from the start of their education. Details: http://lei.sr?a=n5V2Y


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