The BHF National Centre for Physical Activity and Health have published their first year impact assessment on the Functional Fitness MOT training run in conjunction with Later Life Training and Glasgow Caledonian University.
Download it now – Functional Fitness MOT impact assessment_GCU_LLT_BHFNCPAH_2014.
The headlines are:
- The Functional Fitness MOT training programme has to-date reached over 350 physical activity, health, exercise and fitness and active ageing professionals across the UK in its first year (Summer 2013 – Summer 2014).
- A follow-up evaluation survey amongst 135 professionals indicates that 27% have since organised an MOT event with the public (reach of over 600 older people), and 32% are planning to hold an MOT event in the next six months.
- Most MOT events attract up to 20 people, but some local agencies have been successful in holding events with as many as 90 participants in one day.
- The findings and materials for the day’s training are also being used for CPD amongst Active Ageing teams.
- Fifty-four per cent of those attending report using the functional fitness messages for inclusion/redesign of local programmes and 28% report changes to public facing materials (eg, leaflets, posters, and programme fliers).
- Professionals are using the training to deliver Functional Fitness assessments in a variety of settings, including sheltered and supported accommodation, GP practices, hospitals, universities and community and leisure centres.