AoC Sport to support World Youth Skills Day

AoC Sport is proud to recognize World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) on 15 July 2017 along with the United Nations, WorldSkills International, and WorldSkills UK.

You can use #SkillsForAll and #WYSD to join AoC Sport, WorldSkills and the United Nations, to raise awareness on the importance of youth developing skills.

#SkillsForAll supports our inclusive view that everyone should have the opportunity to discover and develop their talents. Through the power of skills individuals, communities, and countries are propelled towards a more prosperous future.

AoC Sport continues to support the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) who are in discussion with government to ensure that Sport and Physical activity is formally recognised in the Post-16 Skills Plan following the Sainsbury Review. We strongly seek the inclusion of the technical job roles in our industry which deserve the recognition afforded to other technical roles.

David Hughes, chief executive of the Association of Colleges, recently spoke to FE News at the AELP conference about the importance of ensuring that adequate tests are in place for the T Levels emerging from the Skills Plan, and that they will be the key to their success. He said that the test should ensure that:

  • T Levels lead to worthwhile employment
  • The qualifications have value
  • T Levels help the learner progress to the highest level of learning

Ensuring that sport and physical activity is both recognised as a technical skill and that the T Levels delivered meet stringent test are key to ensuring that young people are able to discover and develop their skills and talents.