Fitness Industry Qualifications Explained

Skills Active

Skills Active is the Sector Skills Council for Active Leisure, Learning and Well-Being. Their role is to create a framework of qualifications, training and continuous professional development based on industry requirements and standards. They ensure that employers can access the right qualifications, based on those national standards that have been designed by employers, ensuring their workforce is appropriately trained and qualified. Skills Active work in co-operation with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

Register of Exercise (REP’s)

REPs have been set up to help safeguard and promote the health and interests of people who are using the services of fitness professionals, teachers and trainers. The register uses a process of self-regulation that recognises industry based qualifications, practical competency and requires exercise professionals to work with a code of ethical practice.

Both Skills Active and REPs provide accreditation to the various different awarding bodies within the UK to ensure standardisation within fitness industry qualifications and also ensure that National Occupational Standards are being met (NOS) – these standards establish the benchmark of competence required in the fitness industry for each job role and form the key component of many qualifications.

Awarding Bodies

There are various awarding bodies throughout the UK that provide certification for fitness industry professionals. It is the choice of the training provider, in our case Love Fitness Education, to decide which awarding body to use in order to provide the qualifications for our students. In our case we chose CYQ which stands for Central YMCA Qualifications. CYQ are the leading awarding body for health, fitness and wellbeing qualifications in the UK.

The Training Provider

There are many training providers within the UK delivering a variety of qualifications that are provided by a many different awarding bodies which are accredited by Skills Active and recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals. The key factors to consider when choosing a training provider is how these qualifications will be delivered and whether or not this suits your learning style. At Love Fitness Education we employ the most qualified tutors in the industry with an abundance of experience to ensure our students get the best training and advice. We also equip our students with the business and marketing skills required in an ever changing and competitive industry and prepare them with a wide range of key interview techniques. We are committed to providing the highest quality fitness industry qualifications available in the UK and we have the track record to prove it.