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Ascentis Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency has announced the acquisition of AptEd Awarding Organisation and Access Validating Agency. The terms of the acquisition agreement and asset transfer have been formally approved by both the AptEd and Ascentis Boards and will come into effect from 1st November 2015.

Ascentis is a UK-based Awarding Organisation with a portfolio of user-friendly qualifications designed to meet the needs of all learners, from basic literacy and numeracy through to Access to Higher Education and professional teacher training. As a recognised charity, Ascentis is committed to the provision of clear progression routes that enable learners to climb the 'qualifications ladder' and achieve their lifelong aspirations.

Ascentis is recognised by both Ofqual and the Quality Assurance Agency (for HE) and its qualifications are eligible for funding under the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and the Education Funding Agency (EFA). Its vocational qualifications have been developed in conjunction with the appropriate sector skills councils.

 Ascentis was originally established in 1975 as OCNW, a co-operative scheme between Universities and Colleges of Further Education. OCNW was the first ‘Open College’ in the UK and served the needs of its members for over 34 years. Throughout this period, OCNW grew yet maintained its independence in order that it could continue to respond to the requirements of its customers and provide a consistently high standard of service to all centres across the country and in recent years to its increasing cohorts of overseas learners. 


Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi 

 The information on this website, provides an insight into the online Shibashi Instructor Course for Level 2 & 3 candidates.

This course has been running for a number of years and current students include cardiac nurses, complementary therapists, exercise instructors, occupational therapists, mental health nurses and Tai Chi instructors


What is Shibashi? 

Shibashi is a style of Qigong that uses some of the best postures/movements from Tai Chi - That's why it's full name is Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi. It is a set of 18 repetative and gentle movements that can be performed standing or sitting.

Shibashi is easy to learn and can be performed by anyone, whatever your age. It is especially suited for older people or those with restricted mobilty as it can be adapted -that's why it's great for health classes.

The video below shows you some of the movements.


Once you have gained the qualification, and secured your Public Liability insurance, you'll be well equipped to teach Shibashi to all types of health groups. 

Other Online courses that we run are:

Tai Chi Bang Instructor L2

Fragrant Qigong Instructor Level 2

8 Strands of Brocade Qigong Instructor Level 3

Tai Chi Foundation Instructor Level 3 (in conjunction with Master Jesse Tsao for Tai Chi Healthways accreditation)

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