Skills Active ensures that the courses we run adhere to the national industry standards developed and monitored by Skills Active. These standards, agreed by experts, employers, training providers and awarding organisations detail the knowledge, competence and skills required to carry out specific roles in the industry. Skills Active is also responsible, as the owner and operator of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), for running the Endorsement System. This system ensures that courses are allocated appropriate CPD points and that they are regularly evaluated by means of an EQA (External Quality Assurance) service.
Register of Exercise Professionals
The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is owned and managed by Skills Active. REPs is the recognised independent national register of exercise and fitness professionals in the UK. Its role ensures both the general public and employers have a means of checking the qualifications of their fitness professionals. Future Fit Training is a founder member of REPs.
Membership of REPs enables fitness professionals to prove they have attained an industry recognised level of skill, knowledge and competence in their chosen field of expertise. Membership is renewed annually and is conditional on members keeping their qualifications up-to-date via continuing professional development. Future Fit Training provides a wide range of accredited qualifications and CPD courses to support entry onto the register and development of its members.
Awarding Organisations (AOs) are members of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. The awarding bodies that accredit our qualifications are City and Guilds, Active IQ and OCR. Skills Active work with a variety of AOs to develop agreed standards of practice and REPs recognises these awarding organisations when members join or renew onto the register. We are also audited on a regular basis by these three organisations to ensure that we deliver our courses to national standards and that they’re of the highest quality.
Industry Sub Groups
There are industry sub groups that work with Skills Active to develop or monitor the standards that are developed to be used as the foundation of qualifications and CPD courses. SAFE is a strategic group made up of leading sport and fitness employers and training providers and is managed in partnership with UK Active, formerly the Fitness Industry Association (FIA). Its role is to provide leadership and direction for areas concerned with the industry’s developing workforce, specifically to:
- Ensure qualifications are fit for purpose and ensure the professionalism of the industry
- Oversee the development of occupational standards
- Support the continuing development of the Register of Exercise Professionals as an industry-accepted 'license to practice'
British Standards Institute
Our Quality Management System for all of our working practices within Future Fit Training is accredited to ISO 9000, so every part of our business meets the highest known standards. We are registered to ISO 9001:2008 by BSI, the UK’s national standards body, which regularly audits our processes and systems to ensure we continue to meet the standard.
Our own internal standards are actually higher than those demanded by these bodies. Our verification team, comprising the most experienced and highly qualified teachers, makes regular inspection visits to all of our venues, monitoring all of our tutors and every type of course.
Career Transition Partnership
The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the Manpower Group.
The CTP provides successful resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. We also operate as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire Service leavers.
ELC – Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme
The MoD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces.