This mapping framework is for continuing professional development (CPD) training programmes.
REPs Ireland Framework and prerequisite Example Disciplines for each REPs Ireland category
(Lists are not exhaustive) Always check the competencies in the toolkits to ensure they match the level of your training
CPD Mapping toolkit
Click on the hyperlink to download, complete and attach the toolkit/s to your submission for endorsed CPD.
Fitness Instructor
(IE L4/EQF L3/UK L2)

Individual instructing. Use of music is permitted when working to the beat.
If required to work out to the beat and the phrase, refer to Group Fitness to Music
These CPD mapping toolkits relate to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Body conditioning
  • Boot camps
  • Functional training
  • Boxing
  • MMA
  • Group indoor cycling
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Flexibility
  • Group exercise
  • Strength conditioning
  • Behaviour change
  • Equipment *

* always check with PD:Approval

EQF L3 Fitness & Group Exercise Instructor Core Knowledge
EQF L3 Fitness Instructor Knowledge, Skills & Competencies
Group Fitness Instructor
(IE L4/EQF L3/UK L2)
Working to the beat and phrase and other modes of group exercise
These CPD mapping toolkits relate to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Aqua
  • Exercise to music
  • Pre-designed
  • Group exercise
  • Body conditioning
  • Flexibility
  • Strength conditioning
  • Behaviour change
  • Equipment *

* always check with PD:Approval

EQF L3 Fitness & Group Exercise Instructor Core Knowledge
EQF L3 Group Fitness Instructor Knowledge, Skills & Competencies
Personal Trainer
(IE L5/EQF L4/UK L3)
This CPD mapping toolkit relates to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Advanced movement and functional anatomy
  • Advanced programme design
  • Sports conditioning
  • Behaviour change
  • Movement analysis
  • Corrective exercise
  • Biomechanics
  • Equipment*
  • Business

* always check with PD:Approval

EQF L4 Personal Trainer Core Knowledge & Skills Requirements
Exercise for Health Specialist
(IE L5/EQF L4/UK L3)
This CPD mapping toolkit relates to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Health Specialist programming
  • Co-morbidities
  • Behaviour change
  • Research
  • Cessation
  • Equipment*

* always check with PD:Approval

EQF L5 Exercise for Health Core Knowledge & Skills Requirements
Pilates Teacher
(IE L5/EQF L4/UK L3)
This CPD mapping toolkit relates to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Movement analysis relating to posture
  • Corrective exercise
  • Body conditioning in relation to Pilates
  • Strength conditioning in relation to Pilates
  • Equipment*

* always check with PD:Approval

EQF L4 Pilates Teacher Core Knowledge & Skills Requirements
Special Populations Foundation Training

  • Older Adults
  • Disability
  • Pre and Postnatal
  • Youth

SPEF2 Older Adult Exercise Instructor
SPEF3 Disability Exercise Instructor
SPEF4 Pre & Postnatal Exercise Instructor
SPEF5 Youth Exercise Instructor
Specialist Exercise Instructor Foundation Training
These CPD mapping toolkits relate to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Back pain
  • Cancer rehabilitation
  • Cardiac disease
  • Chronic respiratory disease
  • Falls prevention
  • Long term neurological disease
  • Mental health
  • Obesity & diabetes
  • Stroke

SPEF6 Cardiac Disease Exercise Instructor
Other disciplines coming soon!
Strength & Conditioning Foundation Training
This CPD mapping toolkit relates to the ages of 15-55yrs
  • Strength & conditioning

SPEF1 Strength & Conditioning Exercise Instructor
Non REPs Ireland Framework
Peer Training and Mentoring CCSCCS18 Peer training and mentoring
Behaviour Change SFHHT3 Enable individuals to change their behaviour to improve their own health and wellbeing
Time Management SFHHT4 Manage and organise your own time and activities
Tai Chi
Foundation Tai Chi
Intermediate Tai Chi
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