Nutrition in Fitness

Considering creating nutritional CPD?  Read our guidelines to ensure adherence to the REPs Occupational Descriptor.

In line with the REPs Occupational Descriptor #4 that states that Level 3 Personal Trainers should not provide prescriptive nutritional advice or develop bespoke individualised nutrition plans for clients, SkillsActive does not endorse training that enables learners to

  • Offer nutritional advice which is based on fads, trends or has celebrity endorsement.
  • Offer nutritional advice which calls for the omission of food groups or encourages restricted eating patterns.
  • Write specific, individualised nutrition programmes for their clients.

REPs has issued a statement guiding Personal Trainers in this area – visit the REPs website for more information.


REPs announces new conference format for it’s events

We are refreshing the delivery of our REPS events in 2015. The majority of our conventions will be replaced with a ‘roadshow’ of half day events. We are offering you, as a SkillsActive Endorsed Provider, the opportunity to propose 55 minute workshops for these ‘roadshow’ events. As detailed in our recent invitation to all Endorsed Providers our members have told us what they want included in the content, now it is your turn to describe your potential sessions at our events. There is no charge for this opportunity and it will be a great way to offer snippets of learning to our REPs members. We require expressions of interest by Friday 13th March with the full descriptions by the 20th.

For more information and to submit your workshops please contact

The following dates and locations have now been confirmed:

Wednesday April 29th 13.00-16.30 David Lloyd Bushey, Watford
Wednesday June 3rd 12.00-15.30 Southampton Solent University
Wednesday June 17th 12.00-15.30 Trafford College, Manchester
Wednesday July 1st 10.00-13.30 St Pauls Community Sports Academy, Bristol
Friday September 11th 10.00-13.30 South West London* location still to be confirmed
Wednesday October 21st 12.00-15.30 Enderby Leisure Centre
Wednesday November 11th 13.00-16.30 David Lloyd Bushey, Watford

SkillsActive partners with Habia to deliver endorsement

We are delighted at SkillsActive to now be partnering with Habia to deliver endorsement to the Hair and Beauty industry, and welcome all current Habia Endorsed Providers.


There are many new benefits to your endorsement, which you will be able to take advantage of NOW!

  • SkillsActive and Habia endorsement logos showing that you have been approved by your sector skills council
  • Access to the Quality Training Portal (QTP) to promote your organisation, CPD training and/or QCF qualifications, potentially bringing you new learners from across the whole of the Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being sector
  • CPD points for your training and/or qualifications, giving extra value to members of the Register of Beauty Professionals
  • Free membership of ActiveAdvantage, bringing you savings across key areas of business such as marketing, design, telecoms and payment processing at no cost to you
  • The opportunity to upload your CPD training to Springboard to be available online, or to increase your training portfolio by downloading existing online training to your own website
  • A quarterly endorsement newsletter keeping you up to date with news, events and policy

You can get your new endorsement and CPD point logos by registering on the QTP and uploading your endorsed training and qualifications:

Our endorsement options

All endorsements last for one year unless otherwise specified.

QCF Verification

If you are currently a Habia Member School, you will be endorsed via QCF Verification and become an Endorsed Provider:

  • QCF Verification Unlimited – this allows you to list as many qualifications as you wish on the QTP, as long as they fit our subject categories and are on the QCF. Qualifications can include generic titles such as first aid, PTTLS, management etc.  With this option you can also add dates and venues for no extra charge.
  • QCF Verification 3 – this allows you to list up to three qualifications on the QTP, as long as they fit our subject categories and are on the QCF. Qualifications can include generic titles such as first aid, PTTLS, management etc.  To add dates and venues costs £10+VAT per programme.
  • QCF Verification 1 – this allows you to list one qualification on the QTP, as long as it fits our subject categories and is on the QCF. Qualifications can include generic titles such as first aid, PTTLS, management etc.  To add dates and venues costs £10+VAT per programme.

      NB: evidence of AO permission to deliver any qualifications that you list on the Quality Training Portal is required before the details can go live on the site.

CPD endorsement

If you are currently Habia endorsed as CPD, your new endorsement will be either Single or Multiple Endorsement and you will be an Endorsed Provider.

Single Endorsement is available in the following categories:

  • Course (8-16 CPD points per programme)

A programme of learning that must be a minimum of eight learning hours; be part-mapped to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS), and have a summative or continuous assessment (theory and/or practical).

  • Workshop (4-6 CPD points per programme)

A programme of training that must be a minimum of four learning hours, with no requirement for mandatory assessment or mapping to NOS.

  • Other (1-3 CPD points per programme)

An endorsement category for any form of training of at least one learning hour which develops a learner’s knowledge and skills but doesn’t come under the Course or a Workshop categories i.e. conferences, seminars, podcasts and articles.

Multiple Endorsement lasts for two years and requires just one Course submission. Following approval, all other endorsements can be submitted via the QTP without any additional evidence being required. Quality is maintained via an external quality assurance visit and desk-based sampling during your endorsement period.

Centre of Expertise

Centres of Expertise is a national network of training providers delivering high quality programmes and recognises providers that are delivering the very highest level of learning and addressing employer demand in the hair and beauty sector. You can apply to become a Habia Centre of Expertise once you have successfully gained endorsement.

Lead Provider

As Centre of Expertise, you will gain additional benefits by becoming a Lead Provider at no extra cost – simply contact our Partnerships Manager Joanna Kirk at to be guided through the process if you are already a Centre of Expertise or visit the website for moe information.

Click here for further details of all these options.

Your next renewal

When your current endorsement is due for renewal, you will need to complete the SkillsActive online renewal form which will reflect the following renewal prices:

  • QCF Verification 1: £150+VAT – enables you to promote one specified qualification on the QTP
  • QCF Verification 3: £300+VAT – enables you to promote three specified qualifications on the QTP
  • QCF Verification Unlimited: £500+VAT – enables you to promote as many relevant qualifications as you deliver on the QTP
  • Single Course Endorsement: £250+VAT* – enables you to promote your Course on the QTP
  • Single Workshop Endorsement: £180+VAT* – enables you to promote your Workshop on the QTP
  • Single Other Endorsement: £160+VAT* – enables you to promote your Other training on the QTP
  • Multiple Endorsement: £1355+VAT – enables you to promote all your endorsed CPD and any relevant QCF qualifications on the QTP. Multiple Endorsement runs for two years compared to one year for all other endorsements.

* Single Endorsement costs are discounted at renewal.