Education and Training
CIMSPA provides an employer-led and quality-assured education and training system for the sport and physical activity sector.
A fundamental part of CIMSPA’s work is the creation, development, and implementation of regulation, professional standards and apprenticeship Standards.
“Our vision is to professionalise the workforce to enhance the career prospects of those working in sport, leisure and fitness; change how other professions view us and to improve what we offer as healthcare issues rise further up the political agenda.”
Tara Dillon, CIMSPA CEO
The Education, Regulation and Standards team has established education partnerships with Awarding Organisations, Training Providers, and Higher Education Institutes, endorsing products and providing quality assurance to support with the mission of ensuring the availability of quality and relevant learning and development opportunities for the sectors workforce.
CIMSPA endorsement and quality kitemark is backed by over 165 CIMSPA Employer Partners, operating across the UK. They have committed to recognising qualifications endorsed against CIMSPA professional standards for direct entry into relevant roles. These employers are actively building employability pathways and supporting the mission shared by CIMSPA Higher Education Partners, CIMSPA Training Provider Partners and CIMSPA Awarding Organisation Partners.
CIMSPA will maintain the framework through robust endorsement and quality assurance of qualifications, training, and CPD.
We also facilitate and support the development and use of apprenticeship standards.