Ireland Active

Ireland Active is the national association for leisure, health and fitness sector and represent over 350 publicly and privately-owned leisure centres, gyms, swimming pools, fitness education providers and recreation facilities nationwide. Ireland Active promotes, supports and protects the social and economic importance of the Irish leisure, health and fitness sector with the aim of getting more people, more active, more often.

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Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet

The Leisure Health and Fitness Skillnet network provides training specific to the industry in collaboration with REPs Ireland. We are dedicated to finding the best training solution to support business and employee development. Courses are provided for REPs Ireland members. We deliver a tailored, sector-specific training solutions at substantially reduced costs, to support leisure employers and their business needs. Training provided is designed to ensure that members of the leisure, health & fitness community have all the skills and training they need provided. If you have specific training requirements, contact us


PD: Approval

PD: Approval are an independent partner approval company for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) under the REPs Ireland Framework. CPD is undertaken to ensure registered exercise professionals maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in line with new research, understanding and practices to deliver safe and effective exercise advice.

The purpose of completing and recording CPD is to allow exercise professionals to gain the recognition for the ongoing learning that they have undertaken.

PD:Approval has over 50 years of knowledge and experience in standards setting, quality assurance and structuring frameworks to strengthen the verification of training that underpins the code of practice of membership organisations and institutes.

Their main functions are to:

  • Raise sector standards by implementing professional recognition through a quality assurance kitemarking process.
  • Offer technical services to support training providers (Higher Education Institutions, private training providers, colleges etc) to generate commercial and quality robust training programmes.
  • Promote quality assured training to training providers, employers and potential learners through various channels.

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