As some of you may have already noticed, we have updated the REPs website. The new site offers a more refreshed, modernised look and feel as well as making the time spent on the site more enjoyable.
We caught up with SkillsActive Head of Digital, Doug Burtenshaw, who gave us a little insight on the site update.
In a newly structured team, Doug leads on all things digital at REPs, and you will be sure to see the impact of his role over the coming months.
Why has the REPs website been updated?
Primarily, user Journeys needed to be improved. We needed to make sure that when people visited the site, they could get what they need as quickly as possible.
The new site is a lot more compact, and there is a clearer focus on finding the information quickly.
What can REPs members expect from the new site?
There are now more direct ways of finding the information you want, which is fundamental.
We have also updated the design, meaning the website is now responsive to tablets and mobile devices. The upward trend we are seeing in people accessing the site from these devices is huge, so this was at the core of the re-design.
Following from this trend, we have also ensured the new site has an increased social media presence, making it much easier to interact with REPs across our social media channels.
There has to be substance with this new-found style, too. Through the new website, REPs members will find it much easier to source CPD points and new training.
What about those who aren’t REPs members, what difference will they notice?
The new site will make it much easier for members of the public to find a qualified exercise professional. This is a great service, and means REPs members can showcase their qualifications, and assures the public that their trainer is appropriately qualified.
What more can we expect to see from the digital side of REPs?
There will be a lot more to come from us. With a structured team in place, we are confident we can make some real strides and bring a lot more to the table for a REPs member. Our cards are close to our chest for now, but watch this space as there is definitely more to come.
Visit the new REPs website here: www.exerciseregister.org