Strong progress on sector-led fitness qualifications in France

  • France Active

On 15 January Julian Berriman, the EuropeActive Director of the Professional Standards Committee participated in a meeting hosted by FranceActive with the intention of developing employer and sector-led fitness qualifications for France. Key operators and other stakeholders from across the French fitness industry attended the meeting which focused on identifying the key knowledge, skills and competences that would make up qualifications for group fitness instructors and personal trainers. Excellent progress was made in establishing the structure and framework for these qualifications and plans were put in place to reference them to the EuropeActive educational standards or Sector Qualifications Framework. Such initiatives are key to the future harmonisation of fitness qualifications across Europe and to the mutual recognition of qualifications across the member states.