Since 2010 the standards have been referenced to the European Qualification Framework (EQF) in the development of a Fitness Sector Qualification Framework (SQF). The EQF is a common European reference framework, which links countries' qualifications systems together, acting as a translation device to make qualifications more understandable click here for more information. This will help learners and workers, wishing to move between countries, or to change jobs, or to move between educational institutions at home.

The occupations (and essential skills) are those used by the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) to determine an individual fitness professional’s status of registration.

This is the current SQF: