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Focus Awards appointed to ensure improved educational customer journey

Following another record -breaking year in terms of numbers of coaches qualified, BWL’s award-winning Coach Education department is delighted to announce that Focus Awards have been appointed as the new Awarding Organisation Partner for all BWL qualifications. 

Focus Awards appointed to ensure improved educational customer journey

Replacing 1st4sport qualifications from the start of 2019, the new partnership provides BWL with the opportunity to continue to grow and develop its exciting and innovative educational programmes currently demanded by an increasingly diverse market.

Fully recognised by Ofqual, Focus Awards draw on more than 80 years’ combined experience and expertise to ensure BWL remain not just fit for purpose but at the forefront of educational teaching, especially when it comes to being able to teach in a safe and technically correct manner how people of ages can really benefit from being fitter, healthier and stronger.

BWL CEO, Ashley Metcalfe commented, “The collaboration with Focus Awards is a welcome step forward in the organisation’s commitment to tackling the UK’s inactivity. Over recent years it has become abundantly clear that when taught correctly and safely weight lifting, in all of its forms, plays an important and beneficial role in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. “Focus Awards are market leaders in our sector and as our coach education system continues to go from strength to strength, it is essential that our awarding body can deliver the very best service and guidance for both ourselves and especially our learners as we aim to make their learning journey a hugely beneficial and enjoyable experience.

"Crucially any individuals who already hold a BWL coaching qualification or BWL Training qualification certificate will not be affected with the change as they sit on the RQF, which is the same National Framework, and they will continue to be recognised.”

 BWL are also delighted to announce as part of this changeover e-Certificates will now be issued as standard, speeding up the receipt of learners certification.

 If you have any questions about this change, please email




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