<ul><li>EHFA Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Background, Process and Results </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Patrickson </li></ul>...
Background <ul><li>EHFA Standards developed in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation unit established in January 2007 </li>...
8 Early Accreditations <ul><li>European Institute of Fitness, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>PT School and Trainers Academy, Swed...
Accreditation Process <ul><li>Accreditation Process: </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of accreditation application document </...
Results –15 Project Accreditations <ul><li>EFAA, The Netherlands (June 09) </li></ul><ul><li>IWI, Hungary (July 09) </li><...
Results –15 Project Accreditations <ul><li>Manz, Portugal (February 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Fit!vak, Netherlands (February 1...
Non-Project Accreditations <ul><li>Sprek og Blid, Norway </li></ul><ul><li>AFPT, Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Intercollege, Cy...
Translation of Documents <ul><li>Accreditation process documents translated into: </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch </li></ul><ul><l...
Team of European Verifiers <ul><li>12 European Verifiers, covering the following languages: </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch </li><...
Ongoing Activity <ul><li>Further accreditation applications are currently in progress, including training organisations in...
The Way Forward <ul><li>It is anticipated that the future of the accreditation process will include: </li></ul><ul><li>For...
The Way Forward <ul><li>Further work is now required: </li></ul><ul><li>EHFA Standards Council will need to develop tools ...
Summary <ul><li>The “European Accreditation – Fitness” project has achieved its aim of creating a critical mass of success...
<ul><li>EHFA Accreditation by CYQ </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Patrickson </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Awarding </li></ul><ul><l...
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EHFA Accreditation - Background Process Results - CYQ - Jenny Patrickson

  1. 1. <ul><li>EHFA Accreditation </li></ul><ul><li>Background, Process and Results </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Patrickson </li></ul><ul><li>Director, CYQ </li></ul><ul><li>10 th September 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>EHFA Standards developed in 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation unit established in January 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Accreditation activity commenced in September 2007 with the accreditation of the European Institute of Fitness in Spain </li></ul><ul><li>8 training organisations accredited prior to the EA-Fitness project </li></ul><ul><li>EA-Fitness Project commenced in September 2008 </li></ul>
  3. 3. 8 Early Accreditations <ul><li>European Institute of Fitness, Spain </li></ul><ul><li>PT School and Trainers Academy, Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Technology, Tralee, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>National Training Centre, Dublin, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>PT Academy, Australia (operating in Fitness First, Europe) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Accreditation Process <ul><li>Accreditation Process: </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of accreditation application document </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping (alignment) of training organisation’s qualifications to the EHFA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>2 day accreditation visit to sample practical assessment activity and to ensure effective mapping of qualifications to the EHFA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Action planning where required </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing monitoring visit every other year </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results –15 Project Accreditations <ul><li>EFAA, The Netherlands (June 09) </li></ul><ul><li>IWI, Hungary (July 09) </li></ul><ul><li>SIAF, Italy (October 09) </li></ul><ul><li>NCEF, Ireland (October 09) </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE, Sweden (November 09) </li></ul><ul><li>Club Med Gym, France (November 09) </li></ul><ul><li>ESDRM, Portugal (January 10) </li></ul><ul><li>CEF, Portugal (January 10) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Results –15 Project Accreditations <ul><li>Manz, Portugal (February 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Fit!vak, Netherlands (February 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Lyon University, France (May 10) </li></ul><ul><li>LAPE, Lithuania (May 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Amplius, Norway (June 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Holmes Place, Czech Republic (August 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Axelsons, Sweden (August 10) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Non-Project Accreditations <ul><li>Sprek og Blid, Norway </li></ul><ul><li>AFPT, Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Intercollege, Cyprus </li></ul><ul><li>Outcome = 26 successful accreditations to date </li></ul>
  8. 8. Translation of Documents <ul><li>Accreditation process documents translated into: </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish </li></ul>
  9. 9. Team of European Verifiers <ul><li>12 European Verifiers, covering the following languages: </li></ul><ul><li>Dutch </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>Italian </li></ul><ul><li>Portuguese </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Swedish </li></ul>
  10. 10. Ongoing Activity <ul><li>Further accreditation applications are currently in progress, including training organisations in: </li></ul><ul><li>Bulgaria </li></ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul><ul><li>Finland </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Spain </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Way Forward <ul><li>It is anticipated that the future of the accreditation process will include: </li></ul><ul><li>Formal quality assurance at national level, undertaken by independent quality assurance national organisations – in line with European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (EQAVET) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical verification undertaken by exercise and fitness specific independent verification organisations from across Europe </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Way Forward <ul><li>Further work is now required: </li></ul><ul><li>EHFA Standards Council will need to develop tools to ensure the validity of accreditations carried out by a greater number of European exercise and fitness specific verification organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Digital solutions will be considered by CYQ in order to reduce verification costs and to ‘cross borders’ more effectively </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary <ul><li>The “European Accreditation – Fitness” project has achieved its aim of creating a critical mass of successful accreditations to encourage the continued adoption of the EHFA Standards across Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>The aim of promoting greater mobility of exercise and fitness instructors across Europe via the standardisation of assessment outcomes is now a reality. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability will be ensured via continued technical verification by CYQ and ultimately by a wider range of exercise and fitness specific independent verification organisations from across Europe. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>EHFA Accreditation by CYQ </li></ul><ul><li>Jenny Patrickson </li></ul><ul><li>Director, Awarding </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 0044 (0)207 343 1808 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.cyq.org.uk </li></ul>

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