Awarding Organisations

As with all industries, there are regulatory bodies, awarding bodies and registers for the fitness industry to ensure adherence to national industry standards.  These are the companies we work with.


Chartered Institute

CIMSPA

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

Launched in 2011, CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport, fitness and physical activity sector and has been awarded chartered status by the Privy Council. CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and is the strategic lead for professional development in the sector.

CIMSPA has been tasked by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), backed by Sport England and employers, with leading the sport and physical activity sectors workforce development programme. This will be achieved by creating a clear and rigorous set of employer-led standards for all sport and exercise professionals, with a similar clear and rigorous system for assessment, awarding and validating qualifications.

CIMSPA is recognised as the authoritative, single unified voice for the sector by government departments, key agencies and partners, including Sport England, Public Health England, ukactive, Sport and Recreation Alliance, Sporta and cCLOA. The institute has membership options for everyone working in, or interested in working in, the sport and physical activity world – from student and apprentice through to service director and CEO. CIMSPA already provides a route to chartered status for those working in leisure operations, and is developing similar routes for the whole of the sector.

Regulatory Bodies

Skills Active

Skills Active

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.

Registers

The Register of Exercise Professionals

REPs

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) is owned and managed by Skills Active. It 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

City & Guilds

City & Guilds

Future Fit is a City & Guilds Approved Centre.  City & Guilds have developed over 500 qualifications in conjunction with training organisations, such as Future Fit and they are one of our awarding bodies.  A City & Guilds qualification is recognised by employers worldwide.

We work very closely with this body to ensure our students can progress their careers within the fitness industry.

VTCT

VTCT, Vocational Training Charitable Trust

VTCT, is a Government-approved awarding organisation that has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since.

Some of our qualifications are awarded by City & Guilds and some by VTCT.  If you need further information on the awarding body for your chosen course, please contact us.

Industry Organisations

UK Active Member

ukactive

ukactive is a not-for-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector. Members represent the full spectrum of the activity sector, from local leisure centres to multinational brands, from facility operators to activity providers working out of community centres. Their membership amounts of over 3,500 organisations and spreads the length and breadth of the UK.

British Standards Institute

British Standards Institute

Our Quality Management System 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 9001:2015 Quality Management Standard by BSI, the UK’s national standards body, which regularly audits our processes and systems to ensure compliance to the standard.

We set our own internal standards higher than those demanded by BSI. Our Quality 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.

Government Organisations

Career Transition Partnership

Career Transition Partnership

The Career Transition Partnership (CTP) is the official provider of Armed Forces resettlement. It’s a partnering agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Right Management Ltd, who are global career development and outplacement specialists and part of the ManpowerGroup.

The CTP provides resettlement services for those leaving the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and Marines. They also operate as an intermediary service for employers wishing to hire Service leavers.

ELCAS

Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC)

The MOD's Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment in each of a maximum of three separate financial years.

ELC funding is only available for pursuit of higher level learning i.e. for courses that result in a nationally recognised qualification at Level three or above on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) (England and Wales), a Level six or above on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) or, if pursued overseas, an approved international equivalent qualification.


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