Ofqual are the regulator of qualifications within the UK. Ofqual stands for the office of qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. They maintain standards and confidence in qualifications in England.They are independant of government and report directly to parliament. All the qualifications offered by PT Academy are regulated by Ofqual
PureGym is the UK’s leading gym operator providing low-cost and high-quality fitness facilities for more than 840,000 members spread across 170 sites. Pure Gym was launched in 2009 and pioneered the model for affordable, flexible, high-quality fitness clubs in the UK. Members pay monthly and have no contract commitment. Most of its 170 gyms are open 24 hours a day across the UK and offer a full range of top of the line equipment including cardiovascular equipment, fixed-resistance and free weights. Each gym offers over 220 pieces of fitness equipment and up to 80 group exercise classes each week delivered by around 1700 personal trainers. In May 2013 funds affiliated with CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC bought a majority stake in the business.
Pure Gym, the UK's leading gym operator, and PT Academy have launched the Pure Gym Academy, a partnership that will see Pure Gym open up its 170 sites accross the UK in order to train new personal trainers. The partner ship will see an increase in the number of PT Academy courses available nationwide.
NCFE is one of the UKs oldest awarding organisations, established over 150 years ago. NCFE are recognised by OFQUAL and CCEA. NCFE is recognised for its professional yet friendly approach and are very much a values based company. Their customer service is second to none.
VTCT is a government approved awarding orgnaisation that has been awarding regulated qualifications since 1962. With over 800 centres in the UK, VTCT is one of the largest and most successful awarding organisations.
1st4sport Qualifications is an awarding organisation recognised and regulated by OFQUAL, specialising in offering vocational and occupational qualifications in the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. 1st4sport's philosophy is to develop and deliver professional services to all customers through motivated people, who are committed to their mission and the core values which underpin all their work. 1st4sports detailed assessment criteria ensure's that only the most relevant, high quality educational providers, developed by industry experts, achieve their endorsement.
Register of Exercise Professionals (Exercise Register)
Launced in 2002, REPs is an independent, public register which recognises teh qualificvations and expertise of health-enhancing exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a ssystem of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industry's agreed national Occupational standards.
REPs provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge and skills to perform their role effectively.
REPS was developed to protect the public from "cowboy" and "rogue" trainers who do not hold the correct or appropriate qualifications.
The Personal Trainer Academy is an approved training provider offering qualifications by accredited awarding organisations.
Register of Fitness Professionals (Fitness Register)
The Fitness Register is the first independent international register of approved instructors and health club operators.The register provides details of approved instructors. The register also serves to bring awareness of career opportunities offered by health club operators and fitness institutions.
The Fitness Register is unique as it recognise sport science degrees/diplomas as well as conventional fitness and personal training qualifications.The register ensures high standards are maintained within the industry sector. Membership of the Register of Fitness Professionals provides confidence to members of the public and quality assurance to prospective employers. The register ensures that all registered exercise professionals are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform specific roles.
The Personal Trainer Academy is an approved training provider endorsed by the Fitness Register.