We work with a number of different awarding organisations to provide the qualifications to support our education programmes. FIT UK currently holds approved centre status with the following awarding organisations…


ActiveIQ are a leading UK-wide awarding body that specialises in designing and delivering sector leading vocational qualifications, all of which are supported by high-quality resources, such as eLearning, Apprenticeship Packages, and Professional Recognition.

1st4 Sport

1st4sport Qualifications is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in Scotland, created with the aim of offering vocational and occupational qualifications in areas of sport, recreation and allied occupations.

1st4sport Qualifications work in partnership with a variety of organisations, to develop qualifications, such as: The Association for Physical Education ( afPE), sports coach UK, The Football Association (FA), British Cycling, the Rugby Football Union (RFU), the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the Rugby Football League (RFL), the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) and England Hockey.

Pearson Education

Pearson Education Limited, formerly known as Edexcel, is one of England, Wales and Northern Ireland’s five main examination boards, and is part of Pearson PLC, the world’s leading learning company. The company offers a variety of qualifications, including A-levels (GCEs), GCSEs and the BTEC suite of vocational qualifications.

Pearson Education Limited also offers work-based learning qualifications that include BTEC Apprenticeships and NVQs, via Pearson Work Based Learning. The company operates internationally, awarding over 1.5 million certificates to students around the world every year.


NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland. Passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards, NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related QCF qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/ NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE’s qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. In 2013 over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Central YMCA Qualifications

YMCA Awards is one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations for physical activity, fitness and well-being qualifications. YMCA Awards develop a diverse suite of qualifications that are delivered through a range of institutions including private training providers, universities, colleges, prisons and schools within the UK and internationally.

YMCA's suite of qualifications is highly respected amongst industry experts, employers and learners both in the UK and internationally. They are also supported by a comprehensive range of high quality print and digital resources for tutors and learners.