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The Register is looking for three
new members to sit on its council.
The council meets quarterly, and is
a valuable platform for ensuring the
needs of the membership are being
fully met and that the Register as a
whole is moving in the right direction.
REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch
says: “We set great value in the
views of our members and feel
their input helps us make the best
decisions we can. We’re looking for
three new members who’d like to
not only be part of shaping the future REPs aims to make fi nding CPD courses as easy in Scotland as it is in England
of the Register, but also be part of
the continued professionalisation of
promoting reps in scotland
the fi tness industry.”
To be considered, please send a REPs registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch and some of the issues facing the current
copy of your CV plus a supporting SkillsActive’s senior programme manager REPs-registered instructors north of the
letter from an employer or similar for national occupational standards and border,” says Marnoch.
to higher education, Ben Gittus, met with Many Scottish members currently fi nd
marking it ‘REPs Members’ Council’. some of the key training providers and it diffi cult to gain the required CPD points
employers in Edinburgh to discuss raising to stay on the Register due to a lack of
consultation continues awareness of the Register in Scotland. endorsed CPD training. This problem was
The new proposed structure for This is the second meeting organised addressed in England through the demand
entry to the Register has been by Pam Scott from SkillsActive Scotland created by REPs members – members who
presented to Scottish training to fi nd out ways of working together needed to undertake CPD to maintain or
providers and employers as part of more closely to establish the Register develop their skills to stay current on the
a UK-wide consultation process. and its benefi ts throughout Scotland. Register. The training providers responded
Presented by registrar Jean-Ann “There is no doubt that an increase in the and there are now more than 800
Marnoch and Ben Gittus, senior use of the Register in Scotland will solve endorsed CPD opportunities available.
programme manager for SkillsActive,
the new structure is part of a drive
to simplify the framework of the
meet our latest recruit
Register. The aim is to make it
clearer and more easily understood Ex-army major Dottie Calderwood has
by both members and outside been appointed CPD compliance offi cer.
stakeholders, including members of Calderwood, who is also a personal
the public and related industries such trainer, will offer REPs members
as the medical profession. encouragement, support and advice on
how to earn and log CPD points.
did you know? A keen cross-country runner, having
The REPs members’ directory represented the army three times,
receives more than 250,000 hits Calderwood joined the fi tness industry
each year from employers and three years ago after leaving the forces.
the public, who are checking She says: “When I left, after 32 years,
their instructor’s qualifi cations. In I wanted a career that would allow me
addition, the Register’s qualifi cation to carry on exercising and still make the
and training portal clocks up more most of the organisational and people
than two million hits a year from skills I’d learned in the army. Becoming a
members looking to research and personal trainer seemed a natural step.
book courses by subject, availability I’m delighted to now be able to combine
and geographical location. Dottie Calderwood is REPs’ my offi ce skills with my physical skills in
new CPD compliance offi cer this new role.”
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