Training Provider Success Stories


Drummond Education has been a valued Endorsed Training Provider for many years and continues to make the most of their Endorsement and the benefits it brings…..

As a well established training provider, Drummond Education has come to rely on our relationship with SkillsActive and REPs. REPs has provided for us a quality structure in which to work and present our qualifications both as CPD and as Awarding Organisation certificated programmes. The team at SkillsActive is very supportive and offers guidance whenever it is needed on how to structure our qualifications to meet the needs of employers and the individuals who study with us. This together with our training licence with REPs has helped us position ourselves with some unique programmes that have helped our business grow.

SkillsActive’s new Quality Training Portal (QTP) has been a great addition to the services they offer and we benefit enormously from its use. We register all of our programmes and dates on the portal and there isn’t a day goes by that we don’t get enquires from REPs members that very often lead to bookings on our training. The quality mark of SkillsActive gives both REPs members and Drummond confidence that the programme is of high quality.


Increase your market: Enquire, sign up, and become a Lead Provider today!

Lead Provider logoAlready SkillsActive endorsed? Then why not take your business to the next level and increase your revenue potential by becoming a Lead Provider.

This quick, simple sign-up will enable you to show employers your ability to respond to their needs.

Your next step… Let us do the hard work and support you in finding those contracts and funding for employers, as well as having that all important priority listing on the industry’s Quality Training Portal.

For more information on the full offer and how it can benefit your business, please contact Joanna Kirk, Partnership Manager (Professional Development) at or on 020 7632 2023.


Make sure you understand the prerequisites required for all endorsed fitness CPD programmes….

All fitness CDP training must have prerequisites.  For new CPD Endorsement submissions, the technical evaluator will have confirmed the required prerequisite at the approval stage; however Training Provider Licence holders need to understand the professional register structure and roles in order to allocate the correct prerequisite when uploading new training to the QTP.  The rules are:

1 If there is a QCF qualification in the type of activity you are designing CPD for and this qualification is a category on the REPs register, this will be required as a prerequisite.  There are no short cuts to taking a recognised qualification.

2 If the CPD training crosses over two disciplines and the above applies for both, then two prerequisites will be required.

REPs example: Water Aerobics for Ante and Post Natal CPD

The prerequisite for this will be Level 2 Water Based Fitness and the QFC Ante and Post Natal Qualification.

Quality Training Portal tip of the month

Embed your Twitter widget onto your Quality Training Portal training pages! If you use Twitter, then you can add your live feed to the training pages of the QTP. This will help increase SEO (search engine optimisation) and potentially drive traffic to your training pages. It could also help to increase followers and social media activity for your business.

To embed your widget, all you need to know is your Twitter ‘handle’ (e.g. @…..) and your Data Widget ID (this is an account-specific number).

In case you are unsure how to embed your Twitter widget we written a quick handy guide:

  • Access your Twitter account. Once logged in, access your settings by clicking the “cog” in the top right corner and select Settings


  •  In the left hand navigation bar, select Widgets


  • If you have no existing widgets, select Create New. If you do, select Edit


  • Configure your widget as required and select Create Widget


  • From the HTML box, locate and copy the numeric which is inside speech marks and in the text follows immediately after data-widget-id=tw5
  • Log in to QTP on Detail page


  • At the bottom of the page, under Twitter Details, enter Twitter Username (or Handle) and paste the previously copied number into data-widget-idtw7
  • Click Submit
  • Your changes will be sent to the Administration Manager for approval. Once approved, your Twitter Widget will be visible underneath your company information on the front of the site


What’s On for the SkillsActive Professional Development team:

SkillsActive’s Professional Development team attends many events around the UK and Europe in order to speak to Training Providers old and new. Here’s a quick update on where we will be over the coming months…


FITPRO LIVE 2014 – 18-19 July – ExCel, London

SkillsActive is proud to be working alongside Endorsed Training Providers at FitPro Live 2014.  The REPs South East Convention also takes place at the event with exclusive content from Endorsed Providers and a focus on Level 4 training. For information on attending the REPs Convention please click here.


GAME CHANGING IN MENTAL HEALTH – 17 July – ORTUS Learning and Events Centre, London

We are delighted to promote our first CPD event for members of the Register for Professional Development Practitioners in Sport (RPDPS).The Professional Development team will be in attendance for any potential providers of CPD in this sector. For more information on this event please click here.



LEISURE INDUSTRY WEEK 2014 – 30 Sept-2 Oct –NEC, Birmingham

Once again SkillsActive offers our Endorsed Providers the chance to exhibit at the leisure industry’s largest trade show in our SkillsActive Training Zone. We have a number of ‘pods’ available – a highly cost-effective way of exhibiting your training at this event – as well as the REPs National Convention taking place at the event as in previous years. Get in touch today at to find out more about promoting your training at LIW 2014.

For information on exhibiting with SkillsActive now or in the future, or if you would like to meet with a member of the Professional Development team at one of these events, please contact or call 020 7632 2913.