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CIMSPA and REPs Registration

CIMSPA and REPs - There are "direct entry" qualifications meaning that you can you get automatically registered.

Direct Entry Qualifications (must be from one of the main Awarding Bodies in the UK eg. Focus Awards, CYQ, Active IQ):

Gym instructor Level 2 or 'CIMSPA Affiliate':

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing 

Personal trainer level 3 or 'CIMSPA Practitioner': 

Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing  PLUS the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training OR the

Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and in Personal Training 

If your "direct entry qualification" is OLDER THAN 5 years then you will be required to take a refresher personal trainer/CPD course to register. Contact HFI about our refresher personal trainer/CPD for REPs and CIMSPA course. 

If you have Reps provisional with a NON_ENDORSED HE form or an international PT qualification you might be able to get to FULL PT with REPs with a level 3 PT practical assessment only - see here.

Can I get the Level 3 PT Diploma without having to take the course ie by assessments only?

This is the assessments only version of the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and in Personal Training

Have a look here below at the kind of evidence we would need to see to decide if you are eligible to to it this way.

*How do I know if I can do the practical unit by "assessment only" or will I be required to take the "assisted learning" as well as the assessments?

When you know which units you require, then we need to assess whether your background warrants you eligible to take the "assessments-only”  without undertaking "assisted learning”. The benefit of taking the qualification by “assessment-only route” is that the cost is less. To be eligible to opt out of the "assisted learning"  you need to have the following amount of employment as a gym instructor and personal trainer: 

 - Gym Instructor Work Experience**

Please provide evidence that you have the right employed gym instructor work experience. That:
i) your role as a gym instructor consisted of specific level 2 gym instructor duties*  (includes all the knowledge and skills within units 5 and 6 of the qualification)
ii) your line manager who was supervising you at the time was level 3 personal trainer qualified (please send their certificate)
iii) you have more than 600 hours of practical gym instructor role experience 
iv) the facility that you were working in was a health/fitness club gym and not a gym where the focus was primarily on weight training/strength and conditioning or purely clinical populations environment.
v) the facility that you were working in contained at least the following pieces of equipment: –stationary bike, concept 2 rower (or similar), cross trainer/elliptical trainer, treadmill, fixed chest press machine, fixed seated row machine, fixed lat pulldown machine, seated leg press machine, seated leg extension machine, seated leg curl machine, light to moderate dumbbells, light to moderate barbells and free weight bench

vi) the programs that you were working clients with contained flexibility training using static stretches for all major muscle groups

- Personal Trainer Work Experience**
Please provide evidence that you have the right employed personal trainer work experience. That:
- your role as a personal trainer consisted of specific level 3 personal trainer duties*  (includes all the knowledge and skills within units 9 and 10 of the qualification)
- your line manager who was supervising you at the time was level 3 personal trainer qualified (please send their certificate)
- you have more than 600 hours of practical personal trainer role experience 
- the facility that you were working in was a health/fitness club gym and not a gym where the focus was primarily on weight training/strength and conditioning or purely clinical populations environment.
- the facility that you were working in contained at least the following pieces of equipment: –stationary bike, concept 2 rower (or similar), cross trainer/elliptical trainer, treadmill, fixed chest press machine, fixed seated row machine, fixed lat pulldown machine, seated leg press machine, seated leg extension machine, seated leg curl machine, light to moderate dumbbells, light to moderate barbells and free weight bench
- the programs that you were working clients with contained flexibility training using static stretches for all major muscle groups

You also need an appropriate mentor who is willing to assist you and be responsible for the preparation for your  assessments). An appropriate mentor is person who is Level 3 PT qualified and who is employed by a fitness company and is willing to be responsible for your preparation for the tests.

i) to see the mentor’s REPs recognised level 3 personal trainer certificate showing that they are currently qualified and are also on the REPs register as such

ii) a reference from them indicating that they will be supporting you fully in preparing for the required unit(s).

 

To find out how we can help you improve your staff training and save money call Alison Hall on 0208 568 5336 or 07799 621 456,  text for a call back or email us.

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