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Before embarking on a course there are some key things you may want to think about and questions to ask a training provider:

Endorsement

First, ensure the course you are taking is endorsed by SkillsActive and recognised by REPs. This way you can be assured that your qualification will be recognised by the industry and may even be recognised internationally. The best way to check this is by logging onto our training portal.

Course Format

Make sure you find out about the format of the course. Are you expected to do some home study? How much contact time is there? If you know you learn better in person rather than studying at home, this is important information for you. On the other hand, if you are pushed for time or juggling your course with a full time job, self study may suit you very well.

Contact Time

Be aware too of how much of the course is online distance learning i.e. self learned. Whilst lack of contact time might suit your schedule, remember that these are practical skills you are acquiring and you will need time to learn, assimilate and practice!

Pricing

Whilst price is important, always check what you are getting for your money. All courses are not equal! How much student support is available? What course materials are included? Will exams or re-takes cost extra? Will you be registered on REPs on completion?

Does it cover what you want to do?

Decide what you really want to do in the industry... to start with! Make sure the course you are looking at qualifies you to do what you want it to! For example, if you want to teach spinning, you would be best advised to do a Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification first. If you are unsure, you can always call our team of friendly advisors to check. In addition, our description of job roles within the industry will really help you to clarify exactly what options are available to you (link here). Remember too that it may be worth getting qualified and just getting started in the industry, rather than doing a whole lot of courses in one go. Once you start working in the sector, your ideas about what you want to do might change from what you originally intended!

Bundled Packages

Be aware that some training providers offer bundled packages. They combine several courses together in a package which is very comprehensive and can offer good value for money. This can be a really good way to quickly achieve your goals but bear in mind that once started you may want to change direction.

REPs Categories

Check which categories your course or courses will get you on REPs. Be aware that some courses give entry to REPs e.g. Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Check whether the extra courses in a bundle are REPs entry courses or CPD only. CPD is ‘continued professional development’ and does not give you a REPs category. For example, in order to be a gym instructor, you will need the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Other courses such as kettlebells, boxing, bosu are CPD.

Shop Around

Do shop around. This can be a big investment in your time and money. It is worth visiting the venue(s) and even meeting past students to see if you will enjoy it.

Tutors

Check that the tutors are qualified and experienced.

Training not recognised

NOTICE TO REPs MEMBERS:

We have noticed that training providers have started to offer non awarding body certificates and just their in-house certificate for qualifications that give entry to the REPs register. Please note that REPs WILL NOT accept a qualification without an awarding body logo. Please ensure that before you enrol you get confirmation that you will receive a certificate from an awarding organisation without having to pay additional fees.

The following qualifications are not recognised and will not give you entry onto REPs.

This list is not extensive as it is not possible to list qualifications which are not known to REPs. All qualifications recognised by REPs are listed on our Quality Training Portal.

  • BSY PT and Gym are not accepted
  • BTEC National Diploma/BTEC Higher National Diploma
  • Hypnotherapy Centre of Excellence
  • Physiotherapy degrees
  • Pilates Institute qualifications are not accepted unless sent with an Awarding Organisation (AO) certificate that is recognised on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
  • Pilates Foundation qualifications are not accepted unless sent with a recognised QCF AO certificate
  • Stonebridge College qualifications are not accepted unless sent with a recognised QCF AO certificate
  • STOTT Pilates qualifications are not accepted unless sent with a recognised QCF AO certificate
  • Zumba qualifications are not accepted unless sent with a recognised entry QCF AO certificate

 

Training Providers not recognised

This list shows training providers who are displaying SkillsActive, REPs and/or CPD point logos but who have not been quality assured through our endorsement process or who have had their endorsement terminated as a result of sanctions.

The following providers are not recognised by REPs as endorsed providers. Any CPD training they offer is not recognised and learners will not receive CPD points:

  • Personal Training Qualifications
  • Train Together Fitness
  • Metafit Ltd
  • FITTCo, Wales
  • Bokwa Fitness

Technical Articles

Members - Please note we can only accept a maximum of 4 CPD points a year claimed from our Free Online CPD.

Issue 33: Strength and Conditioning

Issue 33: Strength and Conditioning: The benefits

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Issue 32: Being Active

Issue 33: REPs Announces its new roadshow calendar

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Issue 32: What is Kettlebell Sport?

Issue 32: Dieting Myths

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Issue 31a: Nuffield Health Monitoring App

Issue 31a: The power of referrals

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Issue 30c. Aspire - Instruct Ability initiative

Issue 31a: The Technology Issue

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Issue 30a. Research news

Issue 30b. Seeing clients today?

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Issue 29b. Research news

Issue 29c. Are you engaging with your clients outside of sessions?

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Issue 28c: Is it better to be fit or to be fit for purpose?

Issue 29a. Why meditation is more than a fad

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Issue 28a: Which supplements should you be taking?

Issue 28b: Exercise professionals and autoimmune conditions

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Issue 27a: Arthritis and Long-Term Musculoskeletal Pain

Issue 27b: The (Re) Evolution of Barefoot Running

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Issue 26a: Disability Fitness - Breaking Down Barriers

Issue 26b: Offer Your Clients the Support They Need

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Issue 25b: A weight off your mind?

Issue 25c: First impressions count

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Issue 24: Train smarter: when less is more

Issue 25a: Dance to the music

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Issue 23a: Healthy eating guidelines - ten years on

Issue 23b: Working with neurological conditions

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Issue 21: Menopause and physical activity

Issue 22: Posture Perfect

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Issue 20a: Mental Health - time 4 inclusion

Issue 20b: Anatomy Refresher - The Ankle

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Issue 19a: Cardiac Rehabilitation

Issue 19b: Low Back Pain

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Issue 18a: Exercise During Pregnancy

Issue 18b: Cancer Rehabilitation

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Issue 15b: Genetics and Exercise

Issue 16: MI and physical activity

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Issue 14b: Body image: instrument or ornament?

Issue 15a: Eat Fit, Keep Fit

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Issue 12c: Nordic Walking

Issue 14a: Why Nordic Walking is unlikely to be another fad

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Issue 12a: Movement Assessments

Issue 12b: Aspiring to Exercise Referrals

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Issue 11a: Tackling Teenage Obesity

Issue 11b: The Next Level

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Issue 10a: Dealing with Diabetes

Issue 10b: Taking the Initiative

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Issue 8b: Feeling the Vibe

Issue 9: Creating a Splash

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Issue 7c: Keeping Kids Alert

Issue 8a: Beating the Blues

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Issue 7a: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Issue 7b: A Biomechanical Approach to Exercise

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Issue 5: Pilates Comes up to Standard

Issue 6: The Truth About Caffeine

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Issue 4a: Building Your Base

Issue 4b: Working with Older Adults

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Issue 3a: Multiple Sclerosis

Issue 3b: Fat Loss

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Issue 2: Lifelong Activity

Issue 1: Functional Bodybuilding

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Mini Modules

These mini modules have been provided by REPs Approved Training Providers and are free to complete. REPs members, don't forget to log your CPD point.

 

FutureFit logoExercise for Ultimate Fat Loss - Myths and Misunderstandings >

This module looks closely at some of the common myths and misunderstandings about exercise and fat loss, along with some frequently asked questions from clients.

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premierFood Labelling >

Food shopping can be confusing with such vast choice. This module helps you understand what is in a food product, how to decipher what is on the label and the marketing terminology used.

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discovery learning logo- xsHealthy Eating Guidelines >

This module describes key healthy eating advice and energy balance as well as explaining the importance of hydration, professional role boundaries and the health risks of poor nutrition.

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FutureFit logoMarketing for Fitness Professionals - Key variables of marketing and market research >

This module defines the broad concept of marketing, helps you plan your strategical and tactical marketing and enables you to understand how to research the market.

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discovery learning logo- xsThe Muscular System >

Refresh your knowledge of the muscular system with this module. You will cover the different types of muscles and their structure, types of muscular contraction and the nervous system.

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FutureFit logoNutrition for Sport and Exercise - The structure and function of carbohydrates >

This module identifies the structure of carbohydrates and how they form various types and demonstrates how the body digests and uses them for energy.

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FutureFit logoPersonal Trainer - Understanding Client Motivation and Exercise >

This module looks into understanding the barriers that exist for some clients when they are attempting to reach their goals.

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premierPhysiological Changes During Pregnancy >

The formation of a new life inside the body must be treated with care and respect. Exercise can and should form an important part of preparation for birth. Learn more about the basics of pregnancy and exercise.

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discovery learning logo- xsThe Skeletal System >

Refresh your knowledge of the skeletal system with this module. You will cover the function of the skeleton, classification and structure of bones and joints (particularly synovial joints).

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YMCA LogoSpecial Populations>

This module contains four sections: Children, Seniors, Pregnancy and Disability. You will gain a basic understanding of how to adapt your sessions and classes to accommodate the a member of a special population.

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HMRC logoStarting Your Own Business>

This module has been provided by HMRC to give you an understanding of tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses. If you are looking to start your own business this module is for you.

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Free Online CPD

Boost your CPD record by obtaining free CPD on our website. It's simple when you know how…

All you have to do is complete any of the following options:

CPD Interactive Modules 

CPD Upskilling

  • cpd1 sqAdapt your mainstream classes/sessions to include Older Adults, Antenatal/Postnatal and Disabled clients and 14-17 year olds in restricted circumstances – in line with new level 2/3 National Occupational Standards
  • Click here for CPD Upskilling
  • From the drop down list there are a number of options, select 'CPD upskilling' 

REPs Journal Technical Articles

  • cpd1 sqWorth up to 4 points per year i.e. 1 point per article
  • Click here to access the REPs Journal Technical Articles
  • From the drop down list there are a number of options, select 'CPD technical articles'
  • Answer the questions from REPs Journal technical articles – REPs will load points on a weekly basis to individual CPD Records providing that the members details i.e. member number and name have been entered correctly

CPD is a way for exercise professionals to demonstrate that they continue to learn and develop throughout their careers, to keep their skills and knowledge up to date and are able to work safely, legally and effectively.

CPD Requirement

As a REPs member, you are required to achieve 24 CPD points every two years. Up to 8 CPD points can be rolled forwards into the next two year period if more than 24 CPD points are achieved.

Achieving CPD points

When you first register with REPs you are awarded 20 CPD points per entry qualification. In most cases, members are not required to achieve any additional CPD points in their first year of registration as they will have achieved the required amount for the year.

There is a huge variety of CPD training available. You can search for all recognised courses on the Training Portal. CPD point allocation will range between 1 and 20 points depending on the training.

Online CPD training is available on the website and free of charge. This includes upskilling modules for special populations (these meet the new standards covered in current qualifications). There are also technical articles from the REPs journals. Once you have completed it the points are automatically logged (please allow time for this to occur).

Logging CPD

Any entry qualifications (listed on the framework) will gain you 20 CPD points. To register these on your REPs account you will have to send us a copy of the certificate. We will award you the category and the CPD points.

Any endorsed CPD training can be logged in the REPs Members Area. The CPD points are awarded once you have logged the training. You are not required to send a copy of your certificate.

Any unendorsed CPD training can be logged as 'Other courses’ and will award you a maximum of 4 CPD points

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