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E learning fitness register of exercise professionals uk reps greenway marnoch

  1. 1. REGISTER OF EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS The Register of Exercise Professionals February 2011 eLF Project Rome Work Package 6
  2. 2. REPs Mission ‘ To ensure that all exercise professionals are suitably knowledgeable and qualified to safeguard and to promote the health and interests of the people who use their services ’
  3. 3. Currently <ul><li>28,500 members </li></ul><ul><li>Over 65% at level 3 – up 40% since 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>78% re-register </li></ul>
  4. 4. Currently <ul><li>Gym Instructors - 19,675 </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise to Music - 6,883 </li></ul><ul><li>Aqua - 1000 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Trainers – 9756 </li></ul><ul><li>Pilates - 1381 </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Fitness Instructor – 12,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Older Adult - 1396 </li></ul><ul><li>Ante and Post Natal - 1523 </li></ul><ul><li>Disability- 218 </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise Referral - 2075 </li></ul><ul><li>Level 4 - 761 (Cardiac rehab, stroke, mental health, low back pain, falls prevention, obesity) </li></ul>
  5. 5. REGISTER OF EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS Member Benefits…
  6. 6. Who can join…? <ul><li>Anyone …. membership is voluntary and entry will </li></ul><ul><li>be dependant on: </li></ul><ul><li>Meets the agreed Standards set by SkillsActive (the sector skills council for Active Leisure) </li></ul><ul><li>Public liability insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Agreement to REPs Code of Ethical Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Continual Professional Development (CPD) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Checks & Balances <ul><li>Standards define the </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge, Competence and Skills to do the job </li></ul><ul><li>Set by SkillsActive (the sector skills council for Active Leisure) </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assured/certificated by Government approved Awarding Organisations (AO) </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered by AO approved training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Certificates recognised for entry on REPs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Government OFQUAL Awarding orgs Training providers Courses that meet Standards Assess/produce instructors SkillsActive Produce NOS REPs Categories Members of REPs Employers
  9. 9. Biggest consultation this industry has seen <ul><li>New Structure for REPs entry </li></ul><ul><li>4 national employer events </li></ul><ul><li>4 national consultation events </li></ul><ul><li>REPs membership </li></ul><ul><li>Awarding bodies and training providers </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness Industry Association </li></ul><ul><li>Any one with an interest in this industry </li></ul>
  10. 10. REGISTER OF EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS <ul><ul><ul><li>More people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More active </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More often </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More professional </li></ul></ul></ul>Our Message…
  11. 11. Key features of the REPs structure <ul><li>Clarity and Simplicity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain trust and respect of allied health professions </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Employer Buy In <ul><ul><li>Fitness First </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nuffield </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virgin Active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LA Fitness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>David Lloyd </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training providers </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Lessons <ul><ul><li>Independence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Agreed Standards (employer contribution) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial support from industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entry structure (44 categories) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive start, high Provisional status 40% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes to Full status (hours and witness testimony) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes for higher education (transcripts) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Developments <ul><ul><li>Revised Industry Agreed Standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rationalised entry structure (21 categories) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low % Provisional status 8% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of National Vocational Education structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent decision making (expert panels) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decision making framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes to Full status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Routes for higher education (form) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test centres </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Developments <ul><ul><li>Customer service promise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member satisfaction survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard operating procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Member support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Client log books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conventions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public awareness materials </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. 5 Key Challenges <ul><li>Understand the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of UK REPs success </li></ul><ul><li>How can online learning facilitate a better trained and qualified workforce underpinned by registration? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we build in quality assurance and independent validation of the route to registration to ensure public confidence? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we secure industry engagement and financial support? </li></ul><ul><li>The e learning platform and pilot registers must be sufficiently flexible to meet national variations. </li></ul>
  17. 17. 5 Key Challenges <ul><li>How can online learning facilitate a better trained and qualified workforce underpinned by registration, for example:? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Categories for Entry to the Register? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on agreed Standards? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge and practical competence assessment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality assured? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How do we build in quality assurance and independent validation of the route to registration to ensure public confidence? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment criteria? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent assessment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standardised assessment? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality assured? </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. 5 Key Challenges <ul><li>How do we secure industry engagement and financial support? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Key employers and training providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Profession </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Governments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The e learning platform and pilot registers must be sufficiently flexible to meet national variations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National education frameworks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Independent quality badges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provisional Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent and robust decision making processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing instructors </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Public Awareness <ul><ul><li>Boards/plaques visible in clubs and centres </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>REPs members badges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources/marketing materials for REPs members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Training Log Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leaflets </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Referral/business cards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Car stickers </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. POSTERS
  21. 21. POSTER CAR STICKER
  22. 22. REFERRAL CARD
  23. 23. REPs continues to <ul><li>Raise standards and professionalise the industry </li></ul><ul><li>Raise the profile of and commitment to REPs across the health, exercise and fitness sectors </li></ul><ul><li>Increase public awareness – brand awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Gain trust and respect of allied health professions </li></ul><ul><li>Improve ‘value’ and create the ‘desire’ for members to be recognised as professionals </li></ul>
  24. 24. Further information? Jean-Ann Marnoch, Registrar REPs John Greenway. Chair REPs E-Mail: [email_address] Tel: 020 8686 6464 Thank you

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