Get back to classes with Instructor Ready!

Nervous about returning to classes? Our Instructor Ready self-assessment gives you peace of mind that your classes are safe and running with any restrictions in mind.

Our Instructor Ready self-assessment, supported by CIMSPA and Sport England, confirms that you are operating classes in-line with any recommendations from your national governing body – that’s us!

Upon successful completion of the application, you will be sent a secure link to download your Instructor Ready certificate. This can be displayed at your venues, shown to your employer, and presented to your class participants.

The application will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please note – this scheme is currently for instructors operating classes in England only.

Before submitting, you will need to ensure you have following in place:

Disclaimer: By issuing the Instructor Ready certificate, EMD UK does not guarantee, certify, or imply that the instructor and/or their group activity is risk-free.


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 returning to the industry. It also provides reassurance to venues and attendees that their class instructor has clear processes in place that follow industry guidance.

How long does the online assessment take to complete?

The online assessment is only 10 questions long and takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.

What do you get to show you have completed the self-assessment?

Once you have completed the self-assessment, you will receive an Instructor Ready certificate.

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?

Currently, this scheme is only for instructors operating classes in England.