Upcoming events

Here’s a selection of events that are coming up that you might be interested in attending.

The Future of Sport, Employment, Skills and Apprenticeships 2016
13 September 2016, Wolverhampton

This much needed conference will provide a platform to network and evaluate the Government’s Active Nation Strategy. The Active Nation strategy questions the continual focus on technical qualifications and the need to make sport an attractive career option for the brightest and most able individuals across the UK. The strategy pushes the further and higher education sector to ensure graduates are of high quality and have the right skill set for employers, and sees apprenticeships as the key mechanism to realise a sport workforce with the right skills. Full details here.



Leisure Industry Week
20-21 September 2016, Birmingham

Something for everyone! Covering fitness, health, play, sports, facilities management, and spa and wet leisure, there will be lots to do and see.Hanna and Tom

Tom and Hanna are attending on Tuesday 20 September, so let us know if you would like to meet up to discuss either your current endorsement or your plans for future endorsement.

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Om Yoga Show
21-23 October 2016, London

Visitors go to the OM Yoga Show to immerse themselves in a truly yogic atmosphere for the whole weekend. Free open classes provide the opportunity to be inspired by leading teachers; the chance to try something new, or revisit an old favourite. Open classes, located within the exhibition, are free of charge to all visitors, and operate on a first come, first served basis. Full details here.


Food Matters Live
22-24 November 2016, London

From mainstreaming free-from food and drink to marketing to millennials, there are 80 seminar sessions to choose from – delivered by 300 expert speakers from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health. It’s all free to attend – register today.

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REPs Roadshows
14 September 2016, University of Sunderland

A great opportunity to network and learn new skills with our endorsed providers. Details of this and other roadshows this year here.



Upcoming Events

Here are some of the events that are going to be taking place around the country in the coming months – we plan to be at most if not all of them, so if you are going too let us know if you would like to meet up!

REPS  REPs Roadshows: If you are an endorsed provider, these roadshows offer a great opportunity to offer bitesize master classes to REPs members so they can get a feel of the training you offer. Find out all the details on the REPs website.

LIW Leisure Industry Week: LIW is the UK’s largest gathering of leisure decision makers, influencers and buyers, bringing together thousands of like-minded professionals to shape the future and growth of the sector, and is taking place in Birmingham on 20-21 September 2016. Full details here.

foodmattersFood Matters Live: The conference will address the political, social and economic issues surrounding the complex and challenging relationship between food, health and nutrition. 400 speakers across 80 seminar sessions and 17 live debates taking place at the ExCeL in London on 22-24 November 2016.

REPS_BADGE_CPD 6_LOGO SkillsActive Training Days: We have released September dates for the next tutor, assessor and internal quality assurance workshops for anyone seeking endorsement or wanting to brush up their skills. The places are filling up first so don’t miss out! Full details here.

meynell National Playwork Conference: The 15th National Playwork Conference will be taking place in Eastbourne, East Sussex on Tuesday 7th March and Wednesday 8th March 2017. Find details here of the first call for presentations.


Contact us at endorsement@skillsactive.com if you would like your event in our next newsletter.

Leisure Industry Week 2015



The Health and Fitness Industry saw the first LIW this year run under Body Power (formerly UBM). The event had a great feel and it was encouraging seeing more fitness professionals attending.  The lecture theatres and live demonstrations were really interesting and well attended.  Over the duration of the conference, LIW managed to cover a multitude of disciplines in their Education Zone, all endorsed by SkillsActive to support REPs members.

We noticed a lot of newly endorsed providers attending.  However, some larger suppliers were missed.

After much thought and collated feedback from our members REPs decided not to hold their annual conference at LIW this year.  However, it meant that they were able to run more conventions up and down the country promoting the register and meeting members rather than hosting one or two large conferences.  Feedback seems to show that this is working well and engagement with our members has certainly increased.  REPs conventions offer to our endorsed training providers an opportunity to speak to and present/demonstrate the benefits of their training to REPs members, as well as providing the most up to date research for them to take away.  For more information on presenting at one of our events, please contact john.byers@skillsactiveregisters.org.

Whilst at LIW we were fortunate to meet the following endorsed providers:

  • Physical Company – showcasing all their new and exciting equipment with supporting education
  • Keiser – promoting their new products and education
  • Jordan Fitness – showcasing exciting new products and supporting education
  • Clubbercise – spreading the word of exercising to music with a club feel and those all-important glow sticks! Endorsed education supports those who want to become an instructor too
  • Future Fit – promoting their portfolio of extensive training programmes as well as meeting with industry leaders
  • KBT Education – showcasing their up and coming endorsed training as well as the work they do with British Weightlifting.
  • Schwim – promoting their new products and education
  • Burlesquercise – showcasing their recently endorsed training, demonstrating how to use Burlesque to whip you into shape!

For those providers we didn’t get to meet we will be attending more conferences in the New Year so keep your eyes peeled for the next Newsletter.  Alternatively give us a call on 020 7840 1911 or drop us an email – we would love to hear from you and also support you in any way.

SkillsActive next year hopes to continue to support LIW and bring more offers and discounts to our endorsed training providers. Watch this space!

Where will we be next?

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The Professional Development team aims to get to as many events as possible throughout the year in order to talk to training providers across all our sectors and meet up with our existing endorsed providers.

If you are at the following events and would to meet up to discuss any aspect of endorsement, let us know.

Look out for our CPD point logos to gain points for attending!

Special Offer for Endorsed Providers at LIW – first come first served basis, 6 spaces available:

Book before 31 August and receive the following:

  • Stand 3x2m – shell scheme – include carpet and walling
  • Website presence on LIW – own dedicated overview on a specific REPS/Skills Active page
  • Post show coverage in the LIW times for each provider
  • Allocated time to showcase in feature areas*
  • Price: £2500

*Dependent on availability and subject topic

To be one of the six Endorsed Providers to benefit from this offer, contact Steve at s.orton@bodypower.tv to book your place.

Where will we be next?….

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The Professional Development team aims to get to as many events as possible throughout the year in order to talk to training providers across all our sectors and meet up with our existing Endorsed Providers. If you are at the following events and would to meet up to discuss any aspect of endorsement, let us know.

Look out for our CPD point logos to gain points for attending!

Save the Date! Leisure Industry Week (LIW) – 30th September to 2nd October 2014

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We have again managed to negotiate a reduced rate for Endorsed Providers looking to take up a 2x2m pod for the price of £1300 + VAT.  For further details please contact Sophie.McKimm@ubm.com or call 020 7955 3965.

Ensure you contact us beforehand to book a meeting at LIW to discuss business development opportunities as we always have great ways to increase your marketing reach as well as fully discuss all of the business opportunities that you could be missing out on. If you’d like to book a meeting with us email endorsement@skillsactive.com