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.