At Active Health Group we take Quality Assurance very seriously. Our Training Director, Richard Johnson, has been working at industry level for over 15 years, and has been involved in such things as Regulation, writing of qualifications, writing of National Occupational Standards, assessing at Colleges and Universities. He was on the governing council of GCMT for over 10 years, and is currently a Professions Specific Member at CNHC. Richard is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine; British Association of Sport & Exercise Medicine and the College of Medicine, to ensure that we keep our courses to the very highest standard that we can within the Sports and Complementary Medicine field.
As an open and transparent training provider, we encourage our accrediting agencies to visit us for Quality Assurance checks. We are an ITEC centre, which means, apart from undergoing their initial accreditation visit, we have between 6 and 10 visits per year from their External Examiners. We are confident that no other training provider undertakes this (voluntarily!).
Our official Accrediting partner is STO - which was initially set up by our Training Director, and has since become the UK's leading Professional Association, being members of the Governing Body- GCMT; a verifying organisation for the Regulator - CNHC, and members of the International Federation of Sports Medicine - FIMS. STO is run by an Executive Committee of 10 independent Sports Therapists to ensure it complies with all of its regulatory and quality assurance practices. STO also accredits a large number of Universities and FE Colleges as well as smaller private training providers.
The AHG Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Sports Therapy was first validated by the Society Of Sports Therapists in 2004, and was awarded Level 5 status firstly by ASET in 2004, then NCFE, EDI and Pearsons - all of whom were or are Ofqual Awarding Organisations.
ALL AHG qualifications which fall under Regulation i.e. Sports Massage and Sports Therapy, are accepted by the Regulator, CNHC as entry onto their Accredited Register. This is extremely important as not all training providers can make such claims about their own training.