What is the Instructor Ready mark?
The Instructor Ready mark is a self-assessment scheme that has been designed by EMD UK, the Sport England national governing body for group exercise, to provide a level of confidence for all group exercise instructors in the fitness industry, as well as providing reassurance to venues and attendees that they have clear processes in place that follow industry and Government COVID-19 guidance.
How long does the online assessment take to complete?
The online assessment is only 17 questions long and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
How do/will the self-assessments align with UK Gov/PHE guidelines?
The process aligns to latest UK Government guidelines at the time of writing and therefore it is a requirement that all instructors signing up, have read the relevant public health guidelines and understand the need to ensure social distancing, cleanliness, and all other COVID-19 practices.
What happens if the Government guidance changes? Will I need to do this again?
No – but you will be sent a notification of those changes and we will need confirmation that you have understood and made relevant changes.
What do you get to show you have completed the self-assessment? E.g., a sticker you can display.
Once you have completed the self-assessment you will be given the ‘Instructor! Ready!’ mark that can be used across your marketing channels and signage, plus a downloadable Instructor Ready Proof of completion for display on the premises and can be given as evidence to venues.
I run classes in multiple venues – do I need to do an application for each one?
No, but you must provide separate risk assessments to each venue and provide evidence stated in the self-declaration to each venue if asked.
I teach in Scotland, England, and Wales – is it the same process for each?
It is the same process, but you must abide by each country’s guidelines.