Welcome and Introduction to the EA-Fitness projecr

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  • The  European Accreditation - Fitness  project aims to build on the work of the following two previous European Commission funded projects. 2003-2005 Eurofit-QST: Harmonised European Fitness Qualifications and Training The health and fitness sector lacked a coherent pan-European qualifications structure that could develop the standard of sector professionals. The Eurofit-QST project met these gaps by developing and piloting a new qualification framework in health and fitness that included details of knowledge requirements and competences required by fitness instructors and managers: A European verification system capable of validating and endorsing providers and qualifications against the framework; this included a database of providers and qualifications endorsed An outline minimum structure for club certification; a system for tracking Fitness Professionals registered on nationally recognised databases by providing a search facility with the ability to interogate the national systems 2006-2007 ECVET-Fitness The ECVET-Fitness project built on the results of the Eurofit-QST project. This new project had one main goal; to develop and implement a European credit system for qualifications within the European Qualification Framework (EQF) in the fitness sector, which map to the emerging ECVET structure proposed by the European Commission. The specific aims of the project were: To ensure that the credit system developed for health and fitness is fit for purpose fitting within the agreed framework and having synergy with the rest of SPORT To develop a vocational credit system compatible with ECVET and EQF for training programmes within the fitness sector at European level To implement the EHFA verification system, developed in the Eurofit-QST project, within partner countries compatible with the emerging Common Quality Assurance Framework including extending EREPs in new partner countries This  European Accreditation - Fitness  project will take the health and fitness sector further and allow training providers to be accredited against approved European standards thereby producing a large pool of exercise instructors registered in their own country via EREPs and operating to common European competencies.
  • The  European Accreditation - Fitness  project aims to build on the work of the following two previous European Commission funded projects. 2003-2005 Eurofit-QST: Harmonised European Fitness Qualifications and Training The health and fitness sector lacked a coherent pan-European qualifications structure that could develop the standard of sector professionals. The Eurofit-QST project met these gaps by developing and piloting a new qualification framework in health and fitness that included details of knowledge requirements and competences required by fitness instructors and managers: A European verification system capable of validating and endorsing providers and qualifications against the framework; this included a database of providers and qualifications endorsed An outline minimum structure for club certification; a system for tracking Fitness Professionals registered on nationally recognised databases by providing a search facility with the ability to interogate the national systems 2006-2007 ECVET-Fitness The ECVET-Fitness project built on the results of the Eurofit-QST project. This new project had one main goal; to develop and implement a European credit system for qualifications within the European Qualification Framework (EQF) in the fitness sector, which map to the emerging ECVET structure proposed by the European Commission. The specific aims of the project were: To ensure that the credit system developed for health and fitness is fit for purpose fitting within the agreed framework and having synergy with the rest of SPORT To develop a vocational credit system compatible with ECVET and EQF for training programmes within the fitness sector at European level To implement the EHFA verification system, developed in the Eurofit-QST project, within partner countries compatible with the emerging Common Quality Assurance Framework including extending EREPs in new partner countries
  • The aim of the  European Accreditation - Fitness  project was to take the health and fitness sector further and allow training providers to be accredited against approved European standards thereby producing a large pool of exercise instructors registered in their own country via EREPs and operating to common European competencies.
  • Welcome and Introduction to the EA-Fitness projecr

    1. 1. European Accreditation-Fitness Project Nick Ward Operations Manager Central YMCA Qualifications
    2. 2. Welcome Accueil Välkommen Willkommen Welkom Boas-vindas Velkommen Pasveikinti Bienvenida Dobrodošli Vítejte Benvenuto Fáilte
    3. 3. History <ul><li>Eurofit-QST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed & piloted qualification framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Verification systems </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. History <ul><li>ECVET-Fitness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed and implemented a European credit system for EQF qualifications </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Project Aim <ul><li>Transfer of accreditation & verification systems across Europe </li></ul>
    6. 6. Objectives <ul><li>Implement EHFA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Implement accreditation system </li></ul><ul><li>Develop EHFA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Establish EREPs </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul>
    7. 7. Impact <ul><li>Short term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of EHFA Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of Standards within EREPs </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Impact <ul><li>Long term </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased mobility of professionals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promotion of best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guaranteed quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pan-European </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Project Products <ul><li>Accreditation of training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Translated accreditation documents </li></ul><ul><li>Revised EHFA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>New EHFA Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of EREPs in partner countries </li></ul><ul><li>Results of research </li></ul><ul><li>Project website </li></ul>
    10. 10. Partners <ul><li>Central YMCA Qualifications, UK </li></ul><ul><li>European Health & Fitness Association, EU </li></ul><ul><li>Italian Federation of Aerobics and Fitness, IT </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Science School of Rio Maior, PT </li></ul><ul><li>Claude Bernard University Lyon 1, FR </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education, LT </li></ul><ul><li>SAFE Education, SE </li></ul><ul><li>EFAA Health Management, NL </li></ul><ul><li>European Observatoire of Sport & Employment, EU </li></ul><ul><li>Holmes Place, CZ </li></ul>
    11. 11. Thank you Nick Ward Operations Manager [email_address]

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