Endorsement Support

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  1. Degree +
  2. Industry Award
  3. Accredited
  4. Assessed Training
  5. Non-Assessed Training
  6. Informal Training
  7. Event

Employability skills are essential if graduates are to gain entry to the workforce and transfer the skills learnt throughout their degree programme. As such we offer endorsement for Higher Education Institutions (HEI) so that undergraduates can benefit from HEIs embedding industry occupational standards at Levels 2, 3 and 4. This will allow undergraduates to gain entry to membership organisations and fast track them into employment whilst studying.

We believe the winning combination of being able to offer valuable relevant industry experience coupled with academia that is industry recognised promotes best practice and provides the necessary skills an employer will be looking for.

To show the industry that you have embedded these skills we will provide you with the REPs logo and a certificate. Following approval we will send out a qualified External Quality Assurer (EQA) to ensure that we can support you to continue to meet the highest standards.

HEIs endorsed by PD:Approval to offer REPs recognised industry awards are committed through PD:Approval’s terms and conditions to honour their commitment to students on the degree programme to deliver the endorsed award(s). If the HEI is not able to meet this commitment, then the HEI must immediately inform PD:Approval and remove any marketing regarding the endorsement for following cohorts. They must then make alternative arrangements for their current students to complete the endorsed vocational awards. During their endorsement period, HEIs are externally quality assured by PD:Approval to ensure vocational industry standards are maintained.

Prices are per annum.

Degree

Degree +

£1200+VAT
(Renewal: £1200+VAT + any additional endorsements)

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An Industry Award is a piece of training that has been developed by an employer in-house or by a private training provider, and offers learners entry to REPs. Industry Awards must fully map to the relevant National Occupational Standards (NOS) to ensure an industry benchmark is met, but in addition allow you the autonomy to add more contextualised content to the course and assessment – a huge benefit when developing your universal selling point to learners.

Industry Awards are available in the following disciplines:

  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Specialist Exercise Instructor:
    • Cardiac Disease
    • Falls prevention
    • Stroke
    • Mental Health
    • Back pain
    • Obesity & diabetes
    • Chronic respiratory disease
    • Cancer rehabilitation
    • Long term neurological conditions

Download the Level 4 SEI submission guide or L4 S&C submission guide for full information on how to submit your award for endorsement.

Prices are per annum.

Industry Award

Level 4 Industry Award

£1250+VAT
(Renewal: £1250+VAT)

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1-20 CPD points

Accredited endorsement is for providers delivering qualifications via an Awarding Organisation who are externally quality assured by that Awarding Organisation. Only qualifications that are listed on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) and have a mandatory assessment can be included in the endorsement.

Please note: If you are offering 100% online qualifications where your Awarding Organisation stipulates a practical assessment, and where the qualifications are on the REPs framework, they cannot be included in any endorsement and your learners will not be able to use them to join REPs as a member or to gain either another level or additional category. The minimum requirements for recognition are:

  • Either, at least one full day workshop to deliver the practical element of the qualification and an observed assessment.
  • Or, 20 hours’ work experience with a REPs professional in a gym setting with a portfolio of evidence signed off by the gym manager, verified at each stage by the training provider.

All those responsible for the qualification delivery must be suitably qualified and tutors, assessors and the internal quality assurer must hold the relevant qualifications suitable for those roles. PD:Approval will also request the Awarding Organisation external quality assurance report for approval purposes; providers with a Medium or High Risk status will not be eligible for endorsement.

Training providers with a Medium/High risk status can apply for endorsement once they have met their Awarding Organisation’s requirements and are rated as Low Risk.

Prices are per annum.

2 Qualifications

2 Qualifications

£250+VAT
(Renewal: £250+VAT)

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4 Qualifications

4 Qualifications

£400+VAT
(Renewal: £400+VAT)

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£600+VAT
(Renewal: £600+VAT)

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8-16 CPD points

An assessed training programme must have a mandatory assessment (formative or summative) linked to the programme learning aims and outcomes. Total learning time (TLT) must be a minimum of 8 hours and may incorporate the assessment, pre-course study and break times. All training must be underpinned by current, valid research and be evidence based.

An overview of the evidence required for your submission is available here.

Prices are per annum.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£420+VAT
(Renewal: £300+VAT)

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Bundle

Bundle

£1000+VAT
(Renewal: £1000+VAT + any additional endorsements)

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£1800+VAT
(Renewal: £1800+VAT)

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4-7 CDP points

A non-assessed programme must have formative learning checks (for example, quizzes, scenarios, questions, group work) that are linked to the learning aims and outcomes. Non-assessed training programmes that are of a practical nature may be delivered online, however face to face delivery is encouraged. Total learning time (TLT) must be a minimum of 4 hours. All training content must be underpinned by current valid research and be evidenced based.

An overview of the evidence required for your submission is available here.

Prices are per annum.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£300+VAT
(Renewal: £225+VAT)

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Bundle

Bundle

£785+VAT
(Renewal: £785+VAT + any additional endorsements)

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£1100+VAT
(Renewal: £1100+VAT)

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1-3 CPD points

Informal training does not require formal learning checks as it is predominantly research, practical training or self-directed learning e.g. short workshops, master classes, pod casts, book reviews. However, all training in this category must be underpinned by current, valid research and be evidence based. Endorsement is for informal training that is at least one hour long.

An overview of the evidence required for your submission is available here.

Prices are per annum.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£250+VAT
(Renewal: £180+VAT)

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Bundle

Bundle

£695+VAT
(Renewal: £695+VAT + any additional endorsements)

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Unlimited

Unlimited

£900+VAT
(Renewal: £900+VAT)

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1-2 CPD points

Event endorsement is for organised shared learning opportunities, including online e.g. conferences, seminars, forums, webinars and practical demonstrations.

An overview of the evidence required for your submission is available here.

Providers who wish to endorse a full event including any training that takes place during the event, e.g. seminars, workshops, etc., should purchase the Event Package. For more information contact the sales team.

Prices are per annum.

Pay as you go

Pay as you go

£200+VAT

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Bundle

Bundle

£485+VAT

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