CIMSPA introduces employer led accreditation


CIMSPA employer partners – shaping our sporting future

With the government explicitly supporting CIMSPA’s workforce development ambitions, now is the time for your organisation to sign up to our employer partner scheme.

“Sporting future: a new strategy for an active nation” is the UK’s first overarching plan for sport and physical activity for 13 years. It contained a number of big positives for CIMSPA, confirming how closely our employer-led workforce development strategy project has aligned with government’s goals for an active, healthier nation.

In the new strategy document, the government declared its explicit support for CIMSPA, tasking Sport England to work with the sector’s employer-led chartered institute to:

•Develop and implement a single, clear and rigorous set of standards for all sport and exercise professionals, with a similar system for assessment, and awarding and validating qualifications.

•Develop a workforce strategy and work with CIMSPA towards greater professionalisation of the sector with a clear skills framework and good quality CPD provision.

The message from government is clear – training and qualification structures within the “CIMSPA world” will be the definitive standard the sector should adopt. But, our leadership of the sector is no top-down diktat – instead it is EMPLOYER-LED at every stage, and will continue to be so going forwards.