It is a mandatory requirement of the EREPS Lifelong Learning Programme that lifelong learning providers agree to the following terms and conditions.
The Code of Practice for EREPS Lifelong Learning Providers
The Purpose of the Code:
This Code of Practice embodies the responsibilities and professional standards and aims to clarify the training providers’ role in setting a benchmark for an acceptable standard of provision to support EREPS members for their on-going personal and professional learning and development known as LLP.
The responsibilities and professional standards to be observed by EREPS lifelong learning providers :
- To underpin and uphold the principles, objectives and integrity of EREPS and its Code of Ethical Practice in the interests of securing appropriate professional conduct by exercise professionals.
- Be fair, honest and considerate to all candidates and potential learners and to display control, respect, dignity and professionalism.
- Maintain a responsible attitude to the care and safety of participants within the training environment and in planned activities ensuring that they are appropriate and meet the needs of participants.
- At all times to have in place adequate and appropriate liability and indemnity insurance to protect participants from any legal liability arising.
- To demonstrate a duty of care and to be aware of their working environment and to be able to deal with all reasonably foreseeable accidents and emergencies – and to protect themselves, their colleagues and participants.
- Ensure due account is taken of an individual’s level of achievement and prior learning and to accept the level and status awarded by EREPS, and which should be deemed as acquired prior learning and experience.
- Clarify in advance with participants the number of sessions and/or time commitments, together with all fees and charges, accepted methods of payment, and any other potential costs involved in their training programme or event.
- Fully support each learner, and provide a service agreement which will include a full refund in the event of a programme not running as advertised.
- Not to smoke, drink alcohol or take recreational drugs before or whilst instructing or to ever advocate or condone the use of prohibited drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances.
- Ensure that the activities and training programmes they advocate and direct are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the participant(s).
- Make sure all candidates are given a clear explanation of the learning outcomes of their training programme.
- Indicate the particular relevance that a programme or event may have in supporting EREPS status of registration
- Promote the execution of safe and effective practice and plan all sessions so that they meet the learning outcomes and expectations of their candidates.
- Not to deliberately mislead candidates in the expected outcome from a piece of training in relation to EREPS status of registration or the EuropeActive standards.
- Not make false claim or representation about their company or programme and not to make any false statements or value judgments about any other provider.
- Provide a certificate of completion for each candidate (which should incorporate an EREPS LLP logo) and with wording that provides clarity of the learning outcome.
- Promote both EuropeActive and EREPS on their website, in promotional information and certificates of completion.
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