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The Register of Exercise Professionals is one of 19 core partner organisations and bodies involved in creating a European platform for e-learning in fitness based on European standards for fitness.


The eLearning Fitness project (or eLF) also hopes to produce a platform for national registers that may then be used by European countries.


It is hoped that once established the eLF project will not only provide e-learning that meets the minimum standards for both theory and practical skills and competencies, but also create a platform for interactive national professional registers, with the ability to collaborate with other international registers. The e-learning courses and register platform will be translated into the languages of the project members by theUniversityofRome, inItaly, which is managing the project, and the project’s 38 partner organisations.

In-roads have been made to create a European-wide e-learning package for gym, group exericse, aqua and personal training.


Just returned from the ELF project partner meeting in Malta, pictures attached. The outcomes are to create an E learning platform for Gym, Group Ex, Aqua and Personal Training and also to construct a Register platform that will provide an opportunity for the formation of national Registers. Jean-Ann Marnoch (REPs Registrar) is leading the work package related to Registers and working with the other project partners from all over Europe including France, Germany, Lithuania, Holland, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Ireland, Belgium, Spain,Poland, UK and the project leads Italy.

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SkillsActive and the National Skills Academy for Sport and Active Leisure want to know how they can better support training providers seeking endorsement or approval.


Sport and active leisure companies delivering qualifications, courses, workshop or seminars currently apply for endorsement or approval from one of two organisations, according to their sector and business needs.


SkillsActive, the sector skills council for active leisure, learning and wellbeing is responsible for endorsing continued professional courses, workshops and seminar content as well as providers in health and fitness and playwork.


Meanwhile, SkillsActive's National Skill Academy for Sport and Active Leisure approves providers across various subsectors and brokers training solutions with employers on their behalf.



SkillsActive’s endorsement manager Tom Bell says: “The current system means some providers have to go through two application processes to meet their needs, which can be confusing. The Skills Protocol Employer Leadership Group (SPELG), a group of leading sector employers, has expressed the need for a single qualification structure for the industry, with a single endorsement system. We want to work with training providers to simplify the process and come up with a solution that is better aligned with their business needs.”

SkillsActive has consulted with the Fitness Industry Association forum and SkillsActive industry panels.

Interested training providers can have their say by completing an online survey at before 31 October 2011.



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