There are many accreditations for our courses, including regulators, awarding bodies and registering bodies.

Awarding Bodies

Focus Awards

Focus Awards is an Ofqual regulated CIMSPA Awarding Body Partner, offering high quality qualifications in a number of areas such as Sports, Leisure and Recreation, as well as Health and Social care.

Registering Bodies


The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) is an independent public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK, recognising the qualifications and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors across the four home nations.

REPS was developed to protect the public from trainers who do not hold appropriate qualifications and to provide assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the register are appropriately qualified with the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.


REPS – Register of Exercise Professionals (BISMA)


The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is an independent public register for fitness professionals and is also the chartered professional body for the sport, fitness, leisure and physical activity sector. CIMSPA provides professional recognition of your status and qualifications and is developing career pathways for all in the sector – from student to CEO.


ukactive formally known as FIA (Fitness Industry Association) was established in 1991. It is a not-for-profit organisation, which represents the interests of all private and public organisations involved in the fitness industry. ukactive exists to improve the health of the nation by getting more people, more active, more often. ukactive provides services and facilitates partnerships for a broad range of organisations, all of which support our vision and have a role to play in achieving that goal.


The National Register for Personal Trainers (NRPT) is the UK’s leading online personal trainer directory with over 850 Qualified and Insured personal trainers nationwide as members.


The European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognises the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.


The International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS) is an international partnership between registration bodies around the world that register exercise professionals.

ICREPS is a membership based organisation. ICREPS members operate in four continents, and ten countries, and collectively register almost 1/4 million individual exercise professionals. ICREPS has also produced a global matrix that maps each ICREPS member’s registration levels against the others, which provides a clear pathway for exercise professionals considering moving countries.


The Health and Safety Executives (HSE) is an independent regulator helping Great Britain work well. Their mission is to prevent work-related death, injury and ill health. HSE provides support to the businesses through free guidance and advice, giving the employers the confidence to manage risks correctly.