REPs Registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch joined her international counterparts at the European Health and Fitness Association Summit in Brussels earlier this month (November). Delegates discussed European Standards, Accreditation of European Training Providers and pre-requisites for entry into vocational and degree qualifications.
She said: “It is always so interesting to have the opportunity to discuss and appreciate international differences and variations. Coming together in this way moves the industry closer towards more reciprocal arrangements, to benefit members wishing to travel and work around the world.”
Also attending the summit was senior programme manager for SkillsActive Ben Gittus who added: “The EHFA International Standards event was a great opportunity to discuss education standards and qualifications with colleagues from across Europe. However the best aspect to the event was the attendance and input from the main American instructor certification agencies. There were presentations from both ACE and ACSM and it was really useful to share insights and ways of working with these organisations.”