Title European Accreditation - Fitness
Project Number UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/163_110
Product Successful accreditation of partners and additional training providers against the EHFA Standards
Title Successful accreditation of partners and additional training providers against the EHFA Standards
Product Type transparency and certification
Marketing Text A major outcome of the EA-Fitness project is the successful accreditation of 15 training providers in the following 10 countries: France, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Hungary and the Netherlands. This means that there are now a total of 26 accredited training providers across Europe. If you are interested in gaining accreditation for your qualifications against the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards for fitness instructing occupations please visit www.eafitness.eu for details of the accreditation process and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for accreditation.
Description Each training provider has aligned their own qualifications to the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards for fitness instructing occupations, to ensure that their learners demonstrate achievement of the knowledge, skills and competence that form the basis of the Standards. This growing number of successful accreditations means that all learners, who successfully achieve their qualifications via these 26 training organisations, have met the same criteria for fitness instructing and personal training occupations. This standardisation and comparability between training organisations means that the potential for mobility for employers and individuals is much enhanced.
Target group All European training providers and/or employer training providers and their learners. Also, the general public who will benefit from the professionalisation and standardisation of fitness training occupations across Europe.
15 European training providers have been accredited as part of the project - these include:
EFAA Health Management, the Netherlands
Federazione Italiana Aerobica e Fitness (FIAF/SIAF), Italy
Escola Superior de Desporta de Rio Major (ESDRM), Portugal
Scandinavian Academy of Fitness Education (SATS), Sweden
Holmes Place Academy, Czech Republic
Claude Bernard University 1, France
Lithuanian Academy of Physical Education (LAPE), Lithuania
International Wellness Institute (IWI), Hungary
Centro Estudos Fitness, Portugal
Manz Producoes, Portugal
National Council for Exercise and Fitness, Ireland
Amplius, Norway and Sweden
Club Med Gym, France
Fit!vak, the Netherlands
An additional outcome of the EA-Fitness project has been the training of multinational evaluators of the accreditation process, in order to have multilingual evaluators facilitating the accreditation of even more training organisations after the close of the project. 11 evaluators have been trained as part of the project and the languages covered are English, French, Swedish, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
Area of application The European Accreditation - Fitness (EA-Fitness) website identifies those training providers that have successfully aligned their qualifications to the EHFA Standards for fitness instructing, group fitness instructing and personal training occupations. The website provides information relating to the accreditation process to provide guidance for other training providers that wish to apply for accreditation.
Product Languages English