Independent professional registers recognise the qualifications and expertise of professionals and increase the credibility of the sector.
By endorsing individuals as having training which meets industry standards, SkillsActive's registers ensure that individuals are skilled, knowledgeable and, above all, professional about their work.
SkillsActive’s Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) focuses on those working in the fitness industry. It aims to help safeguard and promote the health and interests of people who are using the services of exercise and fitness instructors, teachers and trainers.
Those working in the fitness industry can apply to register with REPs to gain professional recognition for their skills and training.
SkillsActive is currently working with organisations across a range of different industries to create further registers. These aim to help those who wish to work in the sector access the right training, verify their completed qualifications and gain recognition as a professional.
SkillsActive has also worked with employers in the sector to develop activepassport – a verified online record of an individual’s skills and qualifications. activepassport is an integral part of SkillsActive’s work to professionalise the sector, as it allows employers to quickly and simply view the approved training that employees have completed.