COMPASS to lift standards of delivery to young people
A new trade association has been established to improve the standard of physical activity delivered to young people in schools and community programmes. The Community of Providers of Physical Activity and Sports (COMPASS) will bring together physical activity providers in the public, private, commercial and charity/ voluntary sectors to promote best practice, discuss issues of common concern and, ultimately, raise the standard of skills and training.
Recently appointed CEO Martin Gallagher says the industry needs a formal set of regulations and minimum benchmark standards so children and young adults have the best possible coaches and trainers available to them.
“Through collective direction, we can enhance the standard of delivery and work with major projects to ensure quality assurance and delivery.”
“The COMPASS Association is setting out these standards by working with technical coaches in the membership and key partners in Government, Education, afPE, SkillsActive and sports coach UK to ensure that we are providing the very best available resources and information for members. Through collective direction, we can enhance the standard of delivery and work with major projects to ensure quality assurance and delivery”.
More than 100 providers have expressed interest in becoming members of COMPASS following a series of meetings across England. A Technical Advisory Panel, including SkillsActive, is now looking at the skills needed to deliver physical activity and sport across a series of environments to progress the Qualification Technical Framework Model.
If you would like more information about COMPASS please email Martin Gallagher at firstname.lastname@example.org