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Further update regarding Covid-19

Posted: 28th Mar, 2020 by Liz Lee

As the current situation with COVID-19 brings more disruption and uncertainty to us all, we want to send you a message of reassurance. Following the Government announcement in recent days, the Amac team will be working remotely and we want to assure you that we have robust plans already in place to support all students […]

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Amac update regarding Covid-19

Posted: 19th Mar, 2020 by Liz Lee

Following the Government announcement yesterday, Amac will stop running face-to-face courses in line with Government instruction. It is impossible to give a specific timescale due to the ever changing situation but we will endeavour to resume face-to-face as soon as it is safe to do so. All online courses are continuing as normal. I am […]

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Advice to Students regarding Covid-19

Posted: 13th Mar, 2020 by Liz Lee

In response to the growing number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK and around the world. News headlines about the pandemic have certainly been unsettling. The situation, and the world’s response are evolving daily. It is not yet clear how the spread of Coronavirus will develop and the extent of its impact on […]

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Fibromyalgia and Exercise

Posted: 18th Feb, 2020 by Dave Lee

In today’s post, I am going to talk about fibromyalgia (or fibromyalgia syndrome), a condition that I am coming across more-and-more. The aim of this post is to raise awareness of this condition and highlight the role exercise can play in managing the symptoms. What is it? Fibromyalgia is a chronic (long-term) condition that leads […]

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Happy to chat

Posted: 21st Oct, 2019 by Dave Lee

Recently, whilst browsing through the usual gloomy and disheartening news feeds, I came across a heart-warming story. The article introduces us to an extremely simple, yet ingenious, idea which is reportedly gaining traction around the world – ‘Happy to Chat’ benches. These are basically public benches with signs attached saying “Happy to chat bench. Sit […]

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New government school sport initiative

Posted: 21st Aug, 2019 by Dave Lee

The Government has recently released its new School Sport and Activity Plan. This plan has several ambitions. Firstly, it seeks to increase physical activity participation levels so that all children and young people are doing at least 60 minutes each day in line with the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines; secondly, it wants children and young […]

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How many steps per day do we actually need?

Posted: 23rd Jul, 2019 by Dave Lee

I finally succumbed recently to buying and using a wearable; one of those watches that works in concert with your mobile phone to track various measures for health and fitness (such as heart rate and step count). I must also admit to getting rather fanatical since the purchase on attaining my 10,000 steps per day […]

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‘Good’ news from Ofsted

Posted: 7th Mar, 2019 by Liz Lee

We’re celebrating after being rated as a good provider by Ofsted following a three day inspection in February 2019 looking at personal trainer and exercise referral course provision. They have judged us to be a ‘good’ training provider overall and ‘outstanding’ in the area of ‘personal development, behaviour and welfare’. Read more here…

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New Safeguarding Qualification Launched

Posted: 10th Jan, 2019 by Nicola Robbins

We are pleased to announce that we now have an elearning safeguarding course now available. This course leads to a nationally recognised certificate awarded by Active IQ. The course will give you the knowledge and understanding to practise professionally within the areas of safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults. In this qualification, you will […]

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CIMSPA Partner

Posted: 7th Jun, 2018 by Liz Lee

We are pleased to announce that we have been welcomed as an official CIMSPA Skills Development Partner. The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. You will see the CPD points allocated to over 20 of our qualifications.

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