19th Sep 2011
Get Qualified NW Final Figures
Get Qualified NW success! Get Qualified NW was run by the University of Cumbria between November 2009 and August 2011 and accessed European Social Fund money from the Learning & Skills Council (now the Skills Funding Agency).
Get Qualified North West was a funded programme aiming to help individuals gain qualifications across the Sport, Outdoors, and Health & Fitness sectors. The programme offered applicants the chance to apply for funding to cover up to 60% of their course fees for a level 2 or a level 3 qualification for certain sport, outdoor, and fitness qualifications.
The project accepted over 1,000 applications from those in the North West completing level 2 and 3 courses in sport, outdoor or fitness and supported 815 successful qualifications; over 50 more than planned. Applicants were 19 or over, worked or lived in the North West and were not in full time education. Club volunteers, as well as those in paid employment, could apply and sports involved included angling, athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, cycling, football, hockey, judo, lacrosse, netball, rowing, RFL, softball, snow sport, squash, swimming, table tennis, tennis and triathlon.
All of the Get Qualified projects were managed by the University of Cumbria alongside a variety of delivery partners including various National Governing Bodies, all five NW County Sport Partnerships, Sports Coach UK, Skills Active and the National Skills Academy. Dr Dave Houlston, Head of the School of Sport, said:
“We are committed to helping people in the region advance themselves and achieve the career goals they set themselves. This was the third time we’d run this scheme but the first time its remit had been extended to the fitness industry as well as sport and the outdoor sector. This means that we could help even more people gain the qualifications to realise their ambitions.”
Figures collated throughout the programme show that: