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Chris Cook receives L3 Award in Mentoring Practice certificate from YSD i-Academy and OCN WM

22 December 2016

On the 21st December at Loughborough University, Chris Cook, YST Senior Athlete Mentor, was presented with his OCN West Midlands Level 3 Award in Mentoring Practice from Lori Randall, Head of YSD i-Academy and Lee Moore, Director of Business Development at OCN WM. Chris Cook is a swimming champion having achieved as double  Commonwealth Games […]


The YSD i-Academy joins forces with Active IQ to boost training for Early Years physical activity practitioners

17 October 2016

The YSD i-Academy has joined forces with Active IQ to devise and launch a training course to enable Early Years practitioners, teachers and child minders to confidently deliver physical activity programmes to young children. The first of its kind for Active IQ, the course represents a significant start point for accreditation of training for professionals […]


Athlete Mentor taster day

06 October 2016

Bev from the YSD i-Academy held a taster day for a group of Athlete Mentors in Manchester last week to introduce their CPD programmes. It was extremely well-received, and we have one course booking already. If you’d like to find out more about other upcoming taster days, don’t hesitate to get in touch!


YSD i-Academy to attend Leisure Industry Week

09 September 2016

The YSD i-Academy is delighted to be exhibiting at LIW, NEC for the first time and we would like to invite you to visit our stand at C94. We are keen to discuss how our services could meet your needs, whether it be to provide customized training to your workforce to support CPD and/or apprenticeship […]


What is Blended Learning?

19 July 2016

Most courses offered by the i-Academy use ‘blended learning’, in which the face-to-face delivery is complemented by online support. What does this mean in practice? If you sign up to one of our courses, you’ll usually be choosing a specific date on which you’re required to attend a training day. In addition, you’re committing to participating […]


i-Academy at the YST Conference

03 March 2016

It’s been a busy day on the i-Academy stand at the YST Conference today at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry. Delegates have been particularly interested in the workshop we’re running jointly with the Tablet Academy on Using iPads in Secondary PE and  Sport. Many people have been saying ‘we have a trolley of iPads but we don’t […]


i-Academy launches today

28 January 2016

i-Academy launches today – an innovative vocational training and e-learning provider, new from Youth Sport Direct and the Youth Sport Trust i-Academy is an accredited training centre providing vocational courses to individual learners in the early years, active leisure and education sectors, as well as bespoke e-learning and training development services. It is a joint […]



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