Develop your career - join RAPs today!

25 September 2013

Develop your career - join RAPs today!

Developed by SkillsActive in partnership with the ASA and several key industry organisations, the Register of Aquatic Professionals provides verification that those working in the aquatic sector are fully qualified to perform their role, driving professionalism and assuring the public and employers that registered individuals hold the relevant qualifications.

Why is RAPs important?
RAPs provides the aquatic industry with a single qualification framework for wet side roles for the first time, meaning employers can be assured that individuals are all working to the same level of competence.

  • Provides a system of regulation to ensure that individuals working in the aquatic industry meet agreed National Occupational Standards (NOS) which describe the knowledge, competence and skills needed for good practice
  • Recognises the expertise and qualifications of individuals
  • Offers assurance to consumers and employers that all RAPs members are appropriately qualified and have the competence to perform their specific roles

What are the benefits to becoming a RAPs member?

  • Competitive advantage in a challenging employment environment
  • Recognition in the industry as someone who is committed to continued professional development
  • Reassurance to your clients, parents and the public that you are qualified to perform your role
  • Discounts on leading high street and sporting brands, equipment, nutrition, health care and more
  • Lively debate, discussion and interaction with fellow professionals through social media
  • Regular blogs, newsletters and journals on the latest industry news from leading professionals

If you hold an IoS membership, RAPs membership will cost just £15 – a saving of over 60%.

How can I join?
IoS members have been given the opportunity to join RAPs free of charge for the duration of their current IoS membership, further information on how to continue this at the discounted rate will be sent to you with your renewal notification. Further information on IoS membership and its benefits can be found on our website.


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