GM Active – Skills Training Academy

GM Active is a collective of 12 leisure and community organisations from across Greater Manchester that are all part of the same movement, to get more people physically active.

GM Active – Skills Training Academy

GM Active is a collective of 12 leisure and community organisations from across Greater Manchester that are all part of the same movement, to get more people physically active.

The Opportunity

GM Moving and GreaterSport have targets of enabling two million people in the region to lead more active lives by 2021 and 75 per cent of residents to be on the move by 2025, making Greater Manchester the UK’s most active region. They needed a new approach to their training in order to equip all of their employees with the skills to meet the needs of their customers.

The Solution

Future Fit Training developed the GM Active Skills and Training academy to equip all 3,600 of GM Active’s employees with the skills to support and meet the needs of their customers, enabling a transformation in the culture, knowledge and behaviours of staff to address the challenges of inactivity in the region.

 

Training topics include:

• Coronavirus recovery and resilience

• Mental health and wellbeing

• Boosting engagement with people with long-term health conditions to lead more active and healthier lives,

• Working with older people to help them start and stay active

The training academy is being supported by GreaterSport and made possible with investment from the National Lottery, through the Local Pilot in Greater Manchester with Sport England, and delivered in partnership with the training provider, Future Fit Training.

About GM Active

GM Active is a collective of leisure and sports facilities delivering recreation and wellbeing services for over 7 million people living and working across the Greater Manchester region. The group is responsible for 99 facilities that together receive more than 20 million visits every year. Through the sharing of knowledge, expertise, and resources between organisations the GM Active group aims to get more people physically active.