Awarding Bodies

Highfield

Highfield is a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications, regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

Highfield is also one of the UK’s 5 largest awarding organisations and the leading awarding organisation for compliance qualifications covering subjects such as food safety, health and safety, and security.

Focus Awards

Focus Awards is a regulated awarding body and offer qualification in a number of areas such as Sports, Leasure and Recreation, as well as Health and Social care.

Registering Bodies

REPs UK

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is the largest independent public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK, recognising the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors across the four home nations.

REPs was developed to protect the public from trainers who do not hold appropriate qualifications and to provide assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the register are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.

CIMSPA

CIMSPA

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the single chartered professional body for the sport, fitness, leisure and physical activity sector. CIMSPA provides professional recognition of your status and qualifications and is developing career pathways for all in the sector – from student to CEO.

ukactive

UK ACTIVE

ukactive formally known as FIA (Fitness Industry Association) was established in 1991. It is a not-for-profit organisation, which represents the interests of all private and public organisations involved in the fitness industry. ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. ukactive provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support our vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal.

NRPT

NRPT

The National Register for Personal Trainers (NRPT) is the UK’s leading online personal trainer directory with over 850 Qualified and Insured personal trainers nationwide as members.

EREPs

EREPS

The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.

ICREPs

ICREPS

The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals.

ICREPs is a membership based organisation. ICREPs members operate in four continents, and ten countries, and collectively register almost 1/4 million individual exercise professionals. ICREPs has also produced a global matrix that maps each ICREPs member’s registration levels against the others, which provides a clear pathway for exercise professionals considering moving countries.

HSE

The Health and Safety Executives (HSE) is an independent regulator helping Great Britain work well. Their mission is to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health. HSE provides support to the businesses through free guidance and advice, giving the employers the confidence to manage risks correctly.

REPs Membership

Graduates will be able to apply for REPs membership to become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals. You will also be able to apply for professional insurance. Please visit the REPs website to find out the cost in joining REPs and REPs insurance. Please note that our courses don’t cover the costs in joining the REPs or REPs insurance. We provide a REPs recognised certification only, if you would like us to include REPs registration or REPs insurance fees in your course price, please contact us.

CIMSPA Membership

CIMSPA

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is becoming one of the most well known and respected registers for exercise professionals and so our qualification will allow you to become a member of CIMSPA. CIMSPA offers a number of personal membership options, for more information visit CIMSPA’s web-site.