UFIT: Universal Fitness Inclusion Training

  • Promoter: Institute of Technology Tralee
  • EOSE role: Advising on developed tools
  • Duration: 24 months (01/10/2013 to 30/09/2015)
  • Partnership: 6 core partners
  • EU programme: Lifelong Learning Programme 2007/2013, Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Scope: Fitness sector

The project aims at equipping fitness professionals with the skills necessary to work with people with disabilities in fitness clubs.  The project uses an innovative approach by embedding inclusive fitness professional training within the fitness club environment in a sector skills alliance involving trainers, trainees, employers and people with disabilities.

The objectives of the project are:

  • To foster cooperation between VET and the world of work;
  • To make VET more  responsive  to  labour  market  needs  and supportive  of  inclusive  growth;
  • To  improve  sectoral  identification  and  anticipation  of  skill  and competence  needs  and  their  integration  in  VET  provision;
  • To promote integration of learning with working.

Resources will be tailored to ensure sectoral needs are met.  In addition the project will launch a European Awareness and Education Campaign to be used in wide-scale dissemination activities across the social partner and stakeholder mix of VET Trainers, Employers, Employees, and Representative Bodies. As a result of this project more fitness instructors will be equipped with competence needed to work with people with disabilities and more workplaces will cater for their inclusion. Our partnership can impact upon 30,000 Clubs, over 1 million staff and associated VET providers.

EOSE – European Observatoire of Sport and Employment

A new wave for the sport and active leisure sector

Ensuring the right skills in the right place

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