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Confirmation of Pre-requisites and Professional Practice Unit

To Apply for Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor status on REPs you must successfully complete the form below in full and submit your answers to REPs.

Having completed the form and clicked the submit button you will receive an email giving your answers and confirming if you have passed this unit.

If you meet all the pre-requisites and have answered ALL questions from the Professional Practice Unit correctly we ask that you print out the confirmation email and submit along with a Registration Form, supporting documentation and payment.

If you have not correctly answered all questions, you can retake the test.

Before completing the form below please ensure you meet the pre-requisites - click here to see details

REPs CPD points

Satisfactory completion of this on-line assessment gives 2 REPs CPD points.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this assessed CPD you will:

  1. Understand the meaning of professional practice in relation to the roles and responsibilities of the ER Instructor
  2. Understand how to evaluate the quality and reliability of evidence
  3. Be familiar with the structure of current healthcare systems and the commissioning process
  4. Understand the significance of health service documents and their impact on healthcare systems
  5. Understand the importance of effective inter-professional communication
  6. Understand how to write a letter to a healthcare professional communicating, appropriate information and using accurate language
  7. Understand professional role boundaries/scope of practise and how to refer back to healthcare professionals
  8. Understand the significance of health related behaviours and perceptions of the client
  9. Understand how psycho social economic status can be linked to health
  10. Understand the characteristics of individuals with an internal or external locus of control
  11. Understand the meaning of validity and reliability in relation to measurement of techniques and outcomes
  12. Understand the current position with regard to risk stratification of exercising patients

REPs Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor

SECTION 1 - Confirmation of Pre-requisites

Please confirm that you meet the pre-requisites to be considered for Level 4 status




SECTION 2 - Professional Practice Unit

Candidates must answer all questions correctly to be eligible for Level 4. Questions are multiple-choice and based on the Professional Practice Paper.











SECTION 2 - Professional Practice Unit - Continued











Registration payment

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Subject to the nature of qualifications held and industry experience instructors with overseas qualifications may be considered for acceptance on to the REPs with Provisional membership status.


Please note, due to the complexities of assessing overseas qualifications processing time may take longer than 28 days.

Provisional status is awarded for a maximum period of 12 months. During this period individuals will be required to prove that their skills meet the nationally agreed standards through one of the following options:

Option 1 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Successfully complete the relevant assessments for the category of registration. This may involve theory papers and/or a practical assessments, and/or case studies at an Approved Test Centre. An Approved Test Centre will carry out an interview to establish whether you have the knowledge and skills to pass. If yes, you will be able to go straight to assessment without undertaking further learning. If no, you will be advised to take further learning in order to ensure you have the best chance to pass the assessments.

Option 2 – Complete a qualification through an Approved Training Provider that meets current national guidelines

All options are certificated by an awarding body and individuals will need to decide which option is suitable. Selected training providers will work with candidates to identify if there is any additional training required to ensure they have sufficient knowledge and competence to pass.

Each option will incur costs.

All members of the Register, regardless of which pathway you register through, are required to hold a minimum of £5 Million civil liability insurance. This may be purchased through REPs, or you can provide evidence of an insurance policy you already hold. For details of REPs Insurance please check details of our insurance policy here.

Joining Checklist -

To complete your application you will need:

  • Registration Form
  • Industry CV - giving details of your work in the health and fitness industry
  • Copies of all your industry qualifications
  • Confirmation of Insurance - If you will not be purchasing insurance through REPs, please provide a copy of your own insurance policy, or if you are covered by your employers insurance please provide a signed letter from your employer confirming this.
  • Translation of any documents to English - where needed
  • Payment - Please include a cheque of include your card details on your application form.

Please post your completed application form and all supporting documents to:

REPs
Chelsea Close
Armley
Off Amberley Road
Leeds LS12 4HP

We aim to process your complete application for registration within 28 days of receipt and we will post out your certificate of registration, membership card and other materials in our welcome pack. Overseas/older qualifications may take longer to be assessed.

Instructors wishing to join REPs UK with qualifications gained in Australia, New Zealand or South Africa may join through one of the following routes;

  • membership of the relevant Register within that country

This letter of portability should be sent with your application form and additional supporting documents to the address below.

All members of the Register, regardless of which pathway you register through, are required to hold a minimum of £5 Million civil liability insurance. This may be purchased through REPs, or you can provide evidence of an insurance policy you already hold. For details of REPs Insurance please check details of our insurance policy here.

Joining Checklist -

To complete your application you will need:

  • Registration form
  • Confirmation of Insurance - If you will not be purchasing insurance through REPs, please provide a copy of your own insurance policy, or if you are covered by your employers insurance please provide a signed letter from your employer confirming this.
  • Payment - Please include a cheque or include your card details on your application form.

Please post your completed application form and all supporting documents to:

REPs
Chelsea Close
Armley
Off Amberley Road
Leeds LS12 4HP

We aim to process your complete application for registration within 28 days of receipt and we will post out your certificate of registration, membership card and other materials in our welcome pack. Overseas/older qualifications may take longer to be assessed.

 

If you received your fitness qualifications in an EU country you can register with REPs, provided your qualifications have been recognised by EREPS. Please contact EREPS to have your qualifications verified and if successful, EREPS will issue you with with a certificate which you can use to join UK REPs.

Instructors and trainers wishing to take advantage of the reciprocal arrangement between UK REPs and EREPs are able to join the UK Register once they have completed free online special populations up skilling assessments.

 

On application you will be given Provisional status subject to qualifications meeting European Health & Fitness Association (EHFA) standards and recognition on EREPs. You will then be able to access the free online learning and assessments for special populations and if successful you will be upgraded to FULL membership status on REPs.

These assessments will need to be achieved within the first 12 months.

For all other European qualifications they will need to contact an approved test centre to achieve a REPs recognised qualification.

All members of the Register, regardless of which pathway you register through, are required to hold a minimum of £5 Million civil liability insurance. This may be purchased through REPs, or you can provide evidence of an insurance policy you already hold. For details of REPs Insurance please check details of our insurance policy here.

Joining Checklist -

To complete your application you will need:

  • Registration Form.
  • Industry CV - giving details of your work in the health and fitness industry.
  • Copy of your EREPs certificate or letter.
  • Confirmation of Insurance - If you will not be purchasing insurance through REPs, please provide a copy of your own insurance policy, or if you are covered by your employers insurance please provide a signed letter from your employer confirming this.
  • Translation of any documents to English (where applicable).
  • Payment - Please include a cheque of include your card details on your application form.

Please post your completed application form and all supporting documents to:

REPs
Chelsea Close
Armley
Off Amberley Road
Leeds LS12 4HP

We aim to process your complete application for registration within 28 days of receipt and we will post out your certificate of registration, membership card and other materials in our welcome pack. Overseas/older qualifications may take longer to be assessed.

Many Chartered Physiotherapists are requesting to be included on the Register based on their physiotherapy training and experience, however, qualification as a physiotherapist does not automatically imply eligibility for the Register.

In order to clarify our position regarding the inclusion of Chartered Physiotherapy members, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists have released a statement to help explain the routes for inclusion on the Register. Click here to view this statement.

The Level 4 Mapping form mentioned in the statement is available here.

If you have any questions about joining REPs as a Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Member please contact us.

The following qualification requirements/profile will need to be met for any member to be awarded the status of Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor.

1. Registration status of full Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor on the Register*. For an explanation click here >

2. 150 hours of relevant professional practice at Level 3 in designing, delivering, monitoring, adapting and tailoring exercise programmes for individuals gained within the previous 2 years and at least 6 months experience since qualification (this should be reflected in the CV and reference letter.)

3. Completion of the online Professional Practice Unit. Details of this are below, it is free to complete**

4. At least one Level 4 REPs recognised qualification

* The only exception to the requirement for Level 3 Exercise Referral is where a member was registered at Level 4 prior to September 2011/where a Level 4 award was achieved prior to September 2011 AND the instructor holds another Level 3 fitness qualification.

** Those who have undertaken a new exercise referral qualification (i.e. one that is listed on the qualifications and credit framework (QCF) that has replaced the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) will not be required to complete this online Professional Practice Unit since it has been embedded into the new exercise referral National Occupational Standards and will form part of new exercise referral qualifications.

Online Professional Practice Unit

To register with REPs as a Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructor, you need to complete an online Professional Practise unit. This unit covers professional practice requirements and candidates must answer all questions correctly to be eligible for Level 4. Questions are multiple choice and based on the Professional Practice Paper.

Upon successful completion of the paper you will be shown a confirmation page. Please print this page and include it with your application.

Click here to start the unit >

Joining Checklist -

To complete your application you will need:

  • Registration Form
  • Confirmation of successfully completing the Online Professional Practise Unit. You will be emailed this at the end of the unit
  • Industry CV
  • Photocopies of Qualifications - This should include a copy of the required Exercise Referral qualification, additional unit of qualification at Level 3 and your Level 4 unit of qualification. Please do not send us originals as we are unable to return them
  • Confirmation of Insurance - If you will not be purchasing insurance through REPs, please provide a copy of your own insurance policy, or if you are covered by your employers insurance please provide a signed letter from your employer confirming this
  • Payment - Please include a cheque or include your card details on your application form

Please note: Level 4 Specialist Exercise Instructors should refer to the REPs Code of Ethical Conduct with regards to CPR training as it is likely that they will require CPR for working with the client groups of these units.

Please post your completed application form and all supporting documents to:

REPs
Chelsea Close
Armley
Off Amberley Road
Leeds LS12 4HP

If you wish to re-register you can download a re-registration form, re-register online or call 0330 0004 0004.

We aim to process your complete application for registration within 28 days of receipt and we will post out your certificate of registration, membership card and other materials in our welcome pack. Overseas/older qualifications may take longer to be assessed.

REPs recognises that there are a number of practicing fitness professionals who hold alternative yoga qualifications.

Joining Checklist -

To complete your application you will need:

  • Registration Form
  • Yoga Application Form - If you hold a British Wheel of Yoga qualification, an awarding organisation yoga qualification (as listed on our training provider directory), are currently registered with the Independent Yoga Network (IYN) or you are a graduate of an IYN member school, you will not need to fill out this form
  • Industry CV
  • Photocopies of Qualifications - Each photocopied certificate must be signed and dated by a responsible person and submitted with a 'letter of authenticity', see below. If you are a member of IYN please also send proof. Please do not send us originals as we are unable to return them
  • Referral Letter - from your employer or a peer
  • Confirmation of Insurance - If you will not be purchasing insurance through REPs, please provide a copy of your own insurance policy, or if you are covered by your employers insurance please provide a signed letter from your employer confirming this.
  • ayment - Please include a cheque or include your card details on your application form

Please post your completed application form and all supporting documents to:

REPs
Chelsea Close
Armley
Off Amberley Road
Leeds LS12 4HP

If you wish to re-register you can download a re-registration form, re-register online or call 033 0004 0004.

We aim to process your complete application for registration within 28 days of receipt and we will post out your certificate of registration, membership card and other materials in our welcome pack. Overseas/older qualifications may take longer to be assessed.

REPs recognises that there are a number of practicing fitness professionals who hold older qualifications that may not meet current industry standards.

Subject to qualifications held and industry experience instructors with older qualifications may be accepted on to the Register.

Full status will be considered if relevant continuous professional development within the last 5 years can be demonstrated. This can be demonstrated through evidence of recent relevant courses and workshops, or through a CV with an employer reference,

Applicants unable to demonstrate recent development or employment may be awarded Provisional status. Provisional status is awarded for a maximum period of 12 months and during this period a provisional member will be required to prove that their skills meet the nationally agreed standards through one of the following options:

Option 1 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Successfully complete a theory paper and/or a practical assessment at an Approved Test Centre

Option 2 – Complete a qualification through an Approved Training Provider that meets current national guidelines

All options are certificated by an awarding body and individuals will need to decide which option is suitable. Your selected training provider will work with you to identify if there is any additional training required to ensure you have sufficient knowledge and competence to pass. Each option will incur costs.

Your initial application can be completed online, before you begin the form, please make sure you have the following checklist completed to support your application.

Joining Checklist -

  • Industry CV - giving details of your work in the health and fitness industry. If you are new to the industry you are not required to enclose a CV.
  • Scanned copies of all your industry qualifications, including your Level 2 (pre-requisite) certificates.
  • Payment method - you can now pay for your REPs registration online. 

These must be in a .jpg format for certificates, and .doc files are acceptable for CVs.

 

Register Online

 

 

If you wish to send a postal application please download a registration form.

If you wish to re-register you can download a re-registration form, re-register online or call 033 0004 0004.

Registration form

 

Please enter your personal details:

If you also have an activepassport, please use the same email address here

Supporting documents

In order to process your application, we will need to upload copies of the following;

 

  • Your certificates from the courses you've completed which allow you entry on to the register*

If you do not yet have your course certificate from your awarding organisation, you may submit either your certificate gained from your training provider, or a signed letter from your training provider stating that you have passed your qualification and are awaiting your certificate. Please tick the appropriate tick box to indicate this.


*This will however only permit you to join the register with a provisional status, for more information please see our FAQs

  • A signed letter of authenticity

(template available here)

  • An industry based CV

Optional - an industry CV can be uploaded to demonstrate any experience gained in the health and fitness industry. If you are new to the industry, it is not required.

Qualification Upload

Only the following file types will be accepted: '.jpg', '.pdf', '.jpeg' & '.gif'.






Please note:

If you have a Qualification other than that listed, there may be a delay in processing your application and your qualification may not be recognised as eligible for entrance on to the register. For further information please see our FAQs here

Insurance Requirements

All practicing members of the Register are required to have valid insurance which covers them for civil liability up to the value of £10 Million.

If you do not currently have this level of cover, then you are able to purchase insurance via REPs at a fantastic price especially for our members.

In order for us to be able to approve your registration, you will need to either:

 

  • Purchase insurance directly from REPs
  • Provide us with evidence that you are covered for the above liability up to the stated amount - either through your own policy or employer's
  • Self certify that at this time you are not practicing and as such do not require insurance

 

For more information about the great deal on insurance we've been able to negotiate for our members, please visit our FAQ

 I have my own insuranceI wish to purchase Insurance via REPs nowI am covered by my employer's insuranceI do not need to purchase insurance at this time
 

Insurance Options

You have confirmed that you wish to purchase Insurance through REPs. Before you proceed, it is important that you read and understand the following documents.

Application Review

By submitting this application form you agree to abide by the following terms of membership:

Complying with the "Code of Ethical Conduct"

Complying with the "Code of Ethical Conduct"
All members of the Register are bound by our REPs Code of Ethics and Conduct. A copy of which is available on our website www.exericseregister.org
By submitting this application form you are agreeing to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct and to uphold the core values and principles of working in the exercise and fitness industry. Failure to do so will result in a breech of the terms of membership and we reserve the right to revoke your membership.
I agree to abide by the REPs Code of Ethics and Conduct and declare that all information provided by me is correct/true and no material facts have been omitted or mis-stated

Continued Professional Development - CPD

Members of the Register must be able to demonstrate that they remain in good ‘professional standing’ by engaging in appropriate Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities.

Being on the public facing Register

REPs is a Public Register and as such all members will be listed in the Members Directory on our website. This enables members of the public, as well as employers, to verify your qualifications and status of registration.

Personal detail storage

Your personal details will be held in accordance with REPs data policy, which can be found here

 

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Please enter your personal details:

If you also have an activepassport, please use the same email address here

Supporting documents

In order to process your application, we will need to upload copies of the following;

 

    • Your certificates from the courses you've completed which allow you entry on to the register*
If you do not yet have your course certificate from your awarding organisation, you may submit either your certificate gained from your training provider, or a signed letter from your training provider stating that you have passed your qualification and are awaiting your certificate. Please tick the appropriate tick box to indicate this.
 
*This will however only permit you to join the register with a provisional status, for more information please see our FAQs
 
    • A signed letter of authenticity 
(template available here)
    • An industry based CV
Optional - an industry CV can be uploaded to demonstrate any experience gained in the health and fitness industry. If you are new to the industry, it is not required.

 

Qualification Upload
Only the following file types will be accepted: '.jpg', '.jpeg' & '.gif'. For more information on how to submit your files in these extensions, please click here.

Please note:

If you have a Qualification other than that listed, there may be a delay in processing your application and your qualification may not be recognised as eligible for entrance on to the register. For further information please see our FAQs here

Qualification Upload
Only the following file types will be accepted: '.jpg', '.jpeg' & '.gif'. For more information on how to submit your files in these extensions, please click here.

Please note:

If you have a Qualification other than that listed, there may be a delay in processing your application and your qualification may not be recognised as eligible for entrance on to the register. For further information please see our FAQs here

Qualification Upload
Only the following file types will be accepted: '.jpg', '.jpeg' & '.gif'. For more information on how to submit your files in these extensions, please click here.

Please note:

If you have a Qualification other than that listed, there may be a delay in processing your application and your qualification may not be recognised as eligible for entrance on to the register. For further information please see our FAQs here

Qualification Upload
Only the following file types will be accepted: '.jpg', '.jpeg' & '.gif'. For more information on how to submit your files in these extensions, please click here.

Please note:

If you have a Qualification other than that listed, there may be a delay in processing your application and your qualification may not be recognised as eligible for entrance on to the register. For further information please see our FAQs here

Qualification Upload
Only the following file types will be accepted: '.jpg', '.jpeg' & '.gif'. For more information on how to submit your files in these extensions, please click here.

Please note:

If you have a Qualification other than that listed, there may be a delay in processing your application and your qualification may not be recognised as eligible for entrance on to the register. For further information please see our FAQs here

Insurance Requirements

All practicing members of the Register are required to have valid insurance which covers them for civil liability up to the value of £5 Million.

If you do not currently have this level of cover, then you are able to purchase insurance via REPs at a fantastic price especially for our members.

 

In order for us to be able to approve your registration, you will need to either:

 

  • Purchase insurance directly from REPs
  • Provide us with evidence that you are covered for the above liability up to the stated amount - either through your own policy or employer's
  • Self certify that at this time you are not practicing and as such do not require insurance

 

For more information about the great deal on insurance we've been able to negotiate for our members, please visit our FAQ

 I have my own insuranceI wish to purchase Insurance via REPs nowI am covered by my employer's insuranceI do not need to purchase insurance at this time
 

Insurance Options

Application Review

By submitting this application form you agree to abide by the following terms of membership:

Complying with the "Code of Ethical Conduct"

All members of the Register are bound by our REPs Code of Ethics and Conduct. A copy of which is available on our website www.exericseregister.org

By submitting this application form you are agreeing to abide by the Code of Ethics and Conduct and to uphold the core values and principles of working in the exercise and fitness industry. Failure to do so will result in a breech of the terms of membership and we reserve the right to revoke your membership.

I agree to abide by the REPs Code of Ethics and Conduct and declare that all information provided by me is correct/true and no material facts have been omitted or mis-stated

Continued Professional Development - CPD

Members of the Register must be able to demonstrate that they remain in good ‘professional standing’ by engaging in appropriate Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities.

Being on the public facing Register

REPs is a Public Register and as such all members will be listed in the Members Directory on our website. This enables members of the public, as well as employers, to verify your qualifications and status of registration.

Personal detail storage

Your personal details will be held in accordance with REPs data policy, which can be found here

 

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