February 2021

COVID-19 Update 

As the Government announced the “roadmap” for the ease of restrictions yesterday, the Department for Education published the update for “Further education
coronavirus (COVID19) operational guidance”.

“This guidance sets out what further education (FE) and skills providers need to know so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full. It explains the actions to
take to stay as safe as possible as we continue to respond to the challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19).

This guidance explains the actions college leaders should take to minimise the risk of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in their setting This includes public health advice,
endorsed by Public Health England (PHE).This guidance is for leaders and staff in:
• sixth form colleges
• general FE colleges
• independent training providers
• designated institutions
• adult community learning providers
• special post-16 institutions

This guidance also covers expectations for students with education, health and care plans (EHCP) in mainstream FE settings, and special post-16 institutions.”

The guidance can be found and downloaded here.

 

At Focus Awards will endeavour to continue our support to centres.

In line with the update in November, many of our members of staff will continue to work remotely and the extended dispatch times will remain in place.

 

New Qualifications

We now have a number of new available in the Sport, Leisure and Recreation and Service Enterprises sectors:

 

Sports, Leisure and Recreation

Focus Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga Sessions (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Coaching Strength Training (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Delivering Padwork Sessions (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 2 Certificate in Group Training Sessions (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 1 Award in Assistant Gym Instructor (RQF) – Available 01/03/2021

Focus Awards Level 3 Extended Diploma for Personal Training Practitioners (RQF) – Available 01/03/2021

 

Service Enterprises

Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Designing Body and Face Art (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Stone Massage Therapy Treatments (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Skin Science and Clinical Aesthetic Procedures (RQF) – Available Now

Focus Awards Level 3 Award in UV Gel Nail Enhancements (RQF) – Available 01/03/2021

Focus Awards Level 3 Certificate in Providing Facial Electrotherapy Treatments (RQF) – Available 01/03/2021

Focus Awards Level 2 Award in Perming Eyelashes (RQF) – Available 01/03/2021

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