Academy One is a private college which provide ITEC accredited qualifications in the health, fitness and education industry. ITEC qualifications are internationally recognised and set the standards in industry based skills to get the learner job ready on completion of their course.
ITEC has been awarding high quality and equally respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world’s leading and furthermore most successful awarding bodies. Specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport, fitness and Hairdressing sectors. In 2011 ITEC awarded over 38,000 Certifications in over 38 countries. ITEC fosters a close working relationship with their College partners who total over 655 across the world. Also they have offices in London, South Africa and Asia Pacific. With representation in Ireland and the United States of America. ITEC offers Colleges and learners one of the largest Beauty and Hairdressing qualification portfolios including qualifications for employment, specialist subjects and skills enhancement (CPD).
Associated with a number of governing bodies who set the standards in specific areas Academy One will give assurance that our courses meet such standards in all industries. Academy One courses are fully recognised in their specific fields and are in association with the following governing bodies.
Launched in 2002, REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry’s agreed National Occupational Standards.
REPs provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.
REPs was developed to protect the public from trainers who do not hold appropriate qualifications. As well as protecting the public, REPs was also established to recognise the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals.
We are pleased that recognition for the ITEC Gym/Personal Training qualificationwith Academy One is fit for purpose in terms of progression to employment within the health and fitness sector, and is deemed a specialist category on the REPs professional Register.
Europass is a service shared across Europe and is made up of documents designed to help learners highlight their qualifications in an effective way to prospective employers and higher/further education providers across Europe. It is free and enables people to present their competencies, skills, and abilities in a clear, understandable way, removing the barriers sometimes faced when applying for jobs or continuing education abroad.
With more and more learners using their qualifications to work outside Ireland & the UK, the introduction of Europass as a tool to make qualifications easier to understand across international systems is welcomed by employers, continuing education providers and learners.
The introduction of the Europass Certificate Supplement means that additional information about the skills candidates have gained through completing their ITEC qualifications with Academy One can be easily obtained and fully understood by employers or education providers in Europe.
The Europass Certificate Supplement is beneficial to all parties; helping employers pick the best candidate for their vacancy and allowing the learners to broaden their employability prospects.