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  • September 20

    Learners of Leisure Industry Academy

     

    Leisure Industry Academy became a centre with Focus Awards in March 2015, their approval was subject to a number of conditions. Focus Awards worked tirelessly to ensure Leisure Industry Academy were able to meet our minimum standards. Unfortunately, and despite our best efforts, sufficient progress did not materialise. Accordingly, and due to the nature and severity of our concerns, an Investigation for Maladministration commenced. Following an announcement of our findings to Leisure Industry Academy, they opted to give notice to terminate their working relationship with Focus Awards.

    Subsequently the company has ceased to trade and Focus Awards has received quite a number of enquiries from concerned learners. Understandably, learners require certification for learning that can be evidenced.

    In an effort to ensure learners of Leisure Industry Academy receive recognition for their achievements, and to comply with our duty to protect the interests of learners, Focus Awards welcomes direct communication from the learners of Leisure Industry Academy. We will work directly with registered learners to ensure where evidence is provided of satisfactory completion, either of particular units or full qualifications, we will provide certification.

    Affected learners should contact us via info@focusawards.org.uk to confirm if they are registered and receive information on how to achieve certification.

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  • July 18

    Introducing the new E-Certificate

    Focus Awards is committed to innovation and assisting our centres in increasing profitability, reducing costs, and most importantly keeping their learners happy. It is with great pleasure we are able to announce the immediate availability of E-Certificates!

    E-Certificates are a great way to speed up the certification process and reducing the costs associated with the postage and packing. The certificates are secure with QR code technology built in; when accessed it shows the learner and certificate details ensuring validity.

    Centres are able to benefit from the ‘best of both worlds’ – simply toggle your preference in ‘Qualitas’.

     

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  • May 11

    Qualification Development Update

    Focus Awards is thrilled to announce the following updates. In the past month we have had three qualifications developed and listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

    Focus Awards Entry Level Certificate for Information to Customer Service (Entry) (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 1 Certificate in Customer Service (RQF) Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

    We have changed the below qualification titles from QCF to RQF in readiness for the 2017 deadline imposed by Ofqual. This will be an ongoing process.

    Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate In Activity Leadership (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Employability Skills (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Workskills (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 1 Award in Workskills (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 1 Award in Employability Skills (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate In Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Spectator Safety (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 Award In Employment Rights And Responsibilities (RQF) Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (RQF)
    Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations (RQF)

    To date we have a Total of 117 Qualifications. 34 are eligible for funding with the SFA.

    As always we will keep you posted with developments.

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