SaudiREPS is sharing the following information developed by EuropeActive to provide guidelines on course duration and content distribution
The Leadership Development Institute decides to postpone the training courses and academies until another notice, based on the recommendations of the committee concerned with following up the developments of the new Corona virus (19-COVID), and in the interest of everyone's safety.
Prof. Dr. Khalid Almuzaini Ph.D. appointed as the Committee Chair
The Saudi Fitness Standards Committee (SFSC) held the first meeting. Led by the Leadership Institute in cooperation with EuropeActive, the committee has been created in Riyadh, with the support key Fitness Industry stakeholders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The committee is composed by representatives of Leadership Institute, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Fitness Centers, Fitness Training Providers, Equipment Suppliers, and Sport Scientists.
Leadership Institute has launched the development of sector specific occupational standards in alignment with EuropeActive. During the workshop held in Riyadh, representatives from Saudi industry stakeholders participated in the review and localization of the European standards to the local context.
The stakeholder group included fitness centers, training providers, equipment providers and academia. The aim of the workshop was to create Saudi Fitness Standards for the main 3 occupations in the sector: Fitness Assistant, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.
The Leadership Institute hosted a workshop open to fitness training providers. Mr Pete Davies, Lead verifier at EuropeActive explained how training providers can apply for accreditation of their programs once the Saudi REPS platform is launched.
The Technical Expert Group (TEG) is formed by industry representatives and other stakeholders who contribute to the localization and development of the Saudi Fitness Standards, and help develop the Saudi version of the accreditation process for local training providers. The objective of the workshop was to create consensus around the training provider regulation and the training provider code of conduct, in addition to procedures that training providers need to develop to ensure quality assurance processes meet EuropeActive requirements.