Updates: Changes to CPD Points Allocation & High Risk CPD

Changes to CPD Points Allocation – REPs update

Following discussions with our awarding bodies at the Awarding Body Forum Meeting, it has been agreed that there will now be the following changes to Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points:

  • Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) qualifications providing entry or an additional category to REPs will continue to be awarded 20 points
  • QCF qualifications with a minimum value of one credit (10 hours) that do not provide entry or an additional category to REPs will receive 10 CPD points. Those with more credits/Guided Learning Hours (GLH) will receive ascending points dependant on the hours up to a maximum of 16 hours

SkillsActive requested that all Awarding Organisations (AOs) informed all of their centres of this change before the end of November 2013, after which SkillsActive have been in direct communication with all centers to arrange the transition period.

The reason for this change is to ensure a level playing field for point allocation across all non-entry CPD training approved by AOs and SkillsActive.

High Risk CPD Update

High risk Continuing Professional Development (CPD) must be delivered as a course (guided study with summative assessment, minimum of 8 hours including an assessment). The current High Risk categories, due to the skills not being covered within the National Occupational Standards (NOS), are: boxing, kettle bells, suspension training, group indoor cycling, pole fitness/dancing, circuits and boot camps.

Endorsed Training Providers who hold a Fitness Course (multiple) Licence can upload new CPD training using the Quality Training Portal (QTP). If you want to deliver training for a ‘High Risk’ category the training must be 8 hours or more guided study with summative assessment. Any training submitted for less than 8 hours will be rejected.

For more information please email endorsement@skillsactive.com