Innovate Awarding accelerate roadmap for professional standards adoption

We’re excited to be celebrating the work of CIMSPA awarding organisation partners Innovate Awarding as they continue to deliver great qualifications for learners in sport and physical activity. Read on for their update on current work.

Introducing Innovate Awarding

Innovate Awarding is Ofqual regulated and proud to have achieved a “5 star” rating for end-point assessment (EPA) services through the FE Week mystery shopper programme. Their passion ensures learners have the best possible tools to make them “job ready” for rewarding careers in our sector.

For the new apprenticeship landscape, Innovate have completed a significant investment cycle and already have their EPApro online platform fully operational and available for demonstration (see the explainer video here). This system recently won the 2018 “Innovation of the Year” in the highly-regarded e-Assessment 2018 Awards.

New CIMSPA-endorsed qualifications

The Innovate Awarding Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal Training qualification is now fully endorsed against employer-led CIMSPA Professional Standards – a true badge of employability and quality for those who complete it. The qualification has also been approved by Ofqual and endorsed by CIMSPA and is now available for registration.

Innovate have also developed a split version of this qualification for those who wish to specialise – learners can to choose between a Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. These have also been endorsed against CIMSPA Professional Standards, and have been available from 1 September 2018.

Apprenticeship standards updates

IAO are currently considering EPA services for Level 3 Community Sport and Health Officer and will be applying to deliver EPA services for Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 2 Leisure Team Member standards once approved for delivery.

Remember that Innovate offer services across 26 standards and can offer end-point assessment (EPA) across the majority. Details of the standards currently been approved to deliver can be found here.

Innovate Awarding’s customers can access a wide range of resources to support successful end-point assessments for their learners, from a bespoke IT system for EPA with free upfront registration, through clear apprentice learner journeys, to video exemplars of materials and sector-specific webinars.

“The specification developed by Innovate awarding has provided a clear road map of how this standard will shape the future community champions.”
Gareth Norman
Lead Regional Trainer Coach Core (Royal Foundation implemented programme)

Qualification development updates

Innovate are keeping a high tempo on ensuring their sport and physical sector-relevant qualifications are a leading choices for learners who recognise the value of the sector’s employer-led professional standards.

Upcoming qualifications builds include developing a qualification for the pool plant operative professional standard being produced by CIMSPA.

Also, the qualifications listed below are now under review to ensure they transition smoothly into alignment with CIMSPA professional standards. All are still endorsed by CIMSPA and we’re aiming to complete the transition by December 2019.

  • IAO Level 2 Award In Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • IAO Level 3 Award In Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate In Fitness Instructing
  • IAO Level 3 Certificate In Personal Training
  • IAO Level 3 Award In Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • IAO Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise & Fitness
  • IAO Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • IAO Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
  • IAO Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma In Personal Training and Business Planning
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma In Exercise Referral
  • IAO Level 2 Certificate In Leisure Operations
  • IAO Level 2 Diploma In Active Leisure for Exercise Professionals
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma In Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

You can find further information on standards for which IAO are already approved to deliver End-point Assessment services by getting in touch with their friendly Assessment Services team at epa@innovateawarding.org or by calling 0117 314 2800.

 

 

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Finalists unveiled for the 2018 Active Training Awards

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Active Training Conference and Awards agenda now released

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23 October 2018

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16 October 2018

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CIMSPA open Youth Panel

20 September 2018

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Working with Children 0-5 Professional Standard consultation now open

19 September 2018

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12 September 2018

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CIMSPA office closures

12 September 2018

CIMSPA will be closed on Thursday 13 September and Tuesday 18 September.

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10 September 2018

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24 August 2018

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CIMSPA grows its CPD and training offer with addition of new partners

24 August 2018

Today we are saying a warm welcome to the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners and growing offers from existing partners.

Professional standards consultation for Working with People with Long Term Medical Conditions now open

17 August 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has today started an open consultation on a forthcoming sector Professional Standard for Working with People with Long Term Medical Conditions. 

Personal trainer apprenticeship standard approved for delivery

13 August 2018

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CIMSPA and UKSCA developing standards and endorsement partnership

09 August 2018

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CIMSPA's board of trustees is recruiting

31 July 2018

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CIMSPA CPD and training offer grows with addition of new partners

27 July 2018

Today we are saying a warm welcome to the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners.

Assistant Swimming Teacher Professional Standards Consultation now open

26 July 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has today started an open consultation on a forthcoming sector professional standard for the role of Assistant Swimming Teacher.

Obituary - Barry Holmes, F.Inst.SRM 1951-2018

16 July 2018

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CIMSPA headquarters closure

11 July 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity’s main office at Loughborough University will be closed from 3pm today, Wednesday 11 July 2018.

CIMSPA awarding organisation partner IQL UK leads on lifeguarding

09 July 2018

IQL UK, trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has today released NPLQ Generation 9 – the latest version of the...

Fit For Sport welcomed as 100th CIMSPA employer partner

09 July 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today celebrating its 100th employer partnership as Fit For Sport join the...

Pool Plant Operative Professional Standard consultation now open

25 June 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has today started an open consultation on a forthcoming sector professional standard for the role of pool plant operative. 

50% discount for CIMSPA members at Why Sports 2018 annual conference

19 June 2018

CIMSPA are pleased to announce that we are official supporters of the Delivering Positive Outcomes - Why Sports 2018 conference taking place on Tuesday 2 October 2019 at the Royal Society of Medicine, London. As part of our support we are also excited to be able to offer CIMSPA members a 50% discount on conference places.

CIMSPA and UK Coaching launch coaching professional standards

06 June 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and UK Coaching have today released the first sector professional standards related to coaching in the UK. 

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - June 2018

31 May 2018

Today we are highlighting the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners - it's great to have you on-board.

CIMSPA has launched its 2018 Member Survey: How are we doing?

31 May 2018

The Chartered Insitute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has opened its 2018 Member Survey and we want to hear from CIMSPA members of all types, about their thoughts on our current membership offer.

CIMSPA welcomes Raising the Bar 2018

16 May 2018

CIMSPA welcomes the newest edition of the Raising the Bar report by Future Fit Training and supported by ukactive. 

CIMSPA strengthens its leadership with board refresh

14 May 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is pleased to announce that Sandra Dodd, Manos Kapterian, Tracy Rea and Rowena Samarasinhe have been appointed to its board of trustees. 

Professional standards central to how exercise and fitness workforce can support public health

08 May 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has welcomed the recommendations made in "Going the Distance: Exercise professionals in wider public health workforce" - a report publised by the Royal Society for Public Health and ukactive. 

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - May 2018

01 May 2018

Today we are highlighting the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners - welcome to them all. 

CIMSPA celebrates Code for Sports Governance success

30 April 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has become the latest body to reach compliance with the Sport England and UK Sport Code for Sports Governance. 

Analytics, Professional Standards and GDPR: CIMSPA CPD Networking Event

18 April 2018

CIMSPA Norther Region have organised a series of events across the region for existing and potential new members to enhance their knowledge on key topics relevant to the industry and an opportunity to gain accredited CPD points.

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - April 2018

03 April 2018

3 new skills development partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer in April 2018. 

Places for People Leisure become 100th CIMSPA-recognised training provider

05 March 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today celebrating a key milestone as Places for People Leisure become its 100th skills development partner. 

CIMSPA partner YMCA Awards first to gain professional standards endorsement for fitness qualifications

01 March 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today highlighting the achievement of its awarding organisation partner YMCA Awards, as they celebrate the successful endorsement of three new qualifications against CIMSPA’s employer-led professional standards.

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - March 2018

01 March 2018

Today we’re highlighting the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners – welcome to them all. The training and CPD offered...

Phil Smith highlights "great progress" at CIMSPA & Quest NBS conference

23 February 2018

Over 300 sport and physical activity sector professionals were present in Kenilworth this week to hear Phil Smith, Director of Sport, Sport England, deliver a message of strong support for the work of the sector’s chartered institute.  

Sport England Professional Workforce Strategy Consultation - "think tank" events and consultation survey

07 February 2018

CIMSPA are supporting Sport England in the development of their Professional Workforce Strategy and we’re encouraging sector professionals to take part in their current consultation.

CIMSPA welcomes Sporting Future strategy second annual report

06 February 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has welcomed the recent publication of the second annual report for the government’s “Sporting Future” strategy.

BASES and CIMSPA agree partnership on professional standards and degree endorsement

29 January 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is pleased to announce an important new partnership with the British Association of...

CIMSPA higher education partnership pilot scheme up and running

25 January 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has today (Thursday 25 January 2018) launched the CIMSPA Higher Education Partnership Pilot scheme....

CIMSPA steps up professional standards pace with consultation on management, coaching and specialism standards

22 January 2018

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has today (Monday 22 January) launched a partner and public consultation on the...

John Amaechi and Jennie Price confirmed as keynotes for CIMSPA conference

19 January 2018

CIMSPA is pleased to announce that both John Amaechi OBE and Jennie Price CBE will present keynotes on the second day of the CIMSPA and...

CIMSPA response to IFA occupational maps consultation

10 January 2018

The Institute for Apprenticeships is currently conducting a consultation regarding draft occupational maps for UK plc. CIMSPA is responding to this consultation on behalf of...

CIMSPA is recruiting for five new positions

20 December 2017

CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is the organisation responsible for developing and implementing professional standards in the UK's sport...

CIMSPA opens recruitment process for board directors

19 December 2017

CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is responsible for developing and implementing professional standards in the rapidly growing and increasingly...

Institute of Swimming becomes a PWTAG Approved Training Organisation

19 December 2017

CIMSPA would like to congratulate our partners Institute of Swimming on becoming PWTAG-approved.   The Institute of Swimming has become a Pool Water Treatment Advisory...

CIMSPA calls for help to shape the sector's future

04 December 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has launched its 2017/18 labour market intelligence project with two new surveys. The first...

Marc Woods appointed as CIMSPA chair

28 November 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed Marc Woods as its new chair. Marc Woods is a multiple...

CIMSPA launches its Professional Standards Matrix with first 6 standards

01 November 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has today (1 November 2017) launched the CIMSPA Professional Standards Matrix and has published...

Malcolm Roddie, 1936–2017

26 October 2017

CIMSPA is saddened to announce the passing of Malcolm Roddie, FInstSRM(Ret), former national president of the Institute of Baths and Recreation Management (a predecessor of...

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - October 2017

17 October 2017

Another 12 organisations have joined CIMSPA as official skills development partners

CIMSPA and EREPS agree memorandum of understanding

16 October 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has signed a memorandum of trust and understanding with the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS).

Sport England invests in CIMSPA – sector reactions

20 September 2017

Thursday 13 September saw CIMSPA announce that Sport England is investing £1.2m over 21 months to enable CIMSPA to contribute to the workforce development goals of...

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - September 2017

19 September 2017

Another 5 organisations have joined CIMSPA as official skills development partners

Horizon37 business leadership course – early-bird discount for members

19 September 2017

Our latest skills development partner Horizon37 is offering members early bird discounts on its next business leadership course, starting January 2018.

Sport England backs CIMSPA's business plan

14 September 2017

CIMSPA has received £1.2 million of Sport England investment to transform delivery of sport and activity services across the sector.

Add your support to the #Valuable disability awareness campaign

29 August 2017

CIMSPA would encourage all members and partners to support Caroline Casey and her #Valuable campaign. #Valuable Caroline Casey recently launched the #Valuable global campaign on...

Active Training Awards 2017

21 August 2017

The CIMSPA and ukactive Active Training Awards, sponsored by Active IQ, recognise and celebrate the very best in learning and development, within the physical activity sector.    

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer - August 2017

21 August 2017

Today we’re highlighting the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners.

CIMSPA partners SOSA Dance Fitness launch online instructor training

18 August 2017

CIMSPA partners SOSA Dance Fitness are launching their SOSA Dance Fitness Online Instructor Training Course. The course awards 10 developmental CPD points.

New Forest DC swimming pools gain CIMSPA Pool Water Quality Award

09 August 2017

Photo: Owen Davies, Cllr James Binns, Chris Rhodes and Ian Doherty New Forest District Council is today celebrating success with five swimming pools in the...

Event: Priorities for integrity and duty of care in sport

08 August 2017

CIMSPA is awarding 4 developmental CPD points for this external event This timely seminar will examine policy priorities for promoting integrity and duty of care...

Feng Shui your social media space with Bigwave media

27 July 2017

Bigwave media is a CIMSPA skills development partner. They host regular ‘social media training for the sport and activity sector’ workshops to help leisure organisations...

Premier Global NASM fast-track successful learners into CIMSPA membership

25 July 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today celebrating a unique new partnership with Premier Global NASM, a leading...

STA conference awards CIMSPA-recognised CPD points

25 July 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity has announced that members who attend the STA’s 2017 annual conference will receive 2...

New partners widen CIMSPA CPD and training offer

10 July 2017

Another 8 organisations have joined CIMSPA as official skills development partners

Sport and Exercise Psychiatry Special Interest Group formed

26 June 2017

At the recent Elevate event, CIMSPA CEO Tara Dillon shared a stage with Dr Amit Mistry. Dr Amit D Mistry (@DrAMistryPsych) is a Psychiatrist with...

"Developing Others" – CIMSPA Academy course spotlight

26 June 2017

In this bulletin we’re taking a closer look at “Developing Others” – just one of over 30 study options available from the new CIMSPA Academy...

Serco Leisure signs CIMSPA employer partnership

20 June 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today welcoming another key sport and activity employer to its network of...

CIMSPA welcomes new minister for apprentices and skills

14 June 2017

Comment from Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA. “We welcome the appointment of Anne Milton as the new minister for apprentices and skills. With her considerable...

Beau Sejour Leisure Centre onboard with CIMSPA partnership

13 June 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today celebrating the extension of its employer partner network to the Channel...

"Communications Skills" – CIMSPA Academy course spotlight

13 June 2017

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of the more in-depth study options available from the new CIMSPA Academy – the home of eLearning...

Flame 2017 – CPD points up for grabs

13 June 2017

There’s just over a fortnight until ukactive’s Flame 2017 conference, insight and development event. Each day awards 5 CIMSPA developmental CPD points for members attending....

New CPD workshop – How to WOW! your customers

13 June 2017

CIMSPA skills development partner JL Consulting have an exciting new CPD workshop coming up, with big discounts for CIMSPA members.

Save the date: Quest NBS and CIMSPA Conference 2018

13 June 2017

The date and venue for the Quest NBS and CIMSPA Conference 2018 has been announced. The event will take place on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday...

Save the date! active-net 2018

06 June 2017

The countdown has started for active-net 2018 – “where buyer meets supplier” for the sport and active-leisure sector. Next year’s event will take place on...

Partial CIMSPA office closure – Thursday 8 June

05 June 2017

On Thursday 8 June, the majority of CIMSPA staff will be participating in a team development day. Because of this, there will only be a...

Latest CIMSPA skills development partners

01 June 2017

Today we’re highlighting the latest training providers to join CIMSPA as official skills development partners – scroll down to see their courses and CPD opportunities....

Sporta awards success for CIMSPA partners

20 May 2017

Workforce Development Award – GLL UK CIMSPA employer and skills development partners had a great night at the recent 2017 Sporta Awards, returning with wins...

Halo Leisure sign CIMSPA partnership

12 May 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity’s network in the West of England and Wales took a big step forwards recently...

Elevate 2017 – just 7 days to go!

03 May 2017

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Sport and physical activity coaches: a survey of employers

02 May 2017

CIMSPA, SPORTS COACH UK AND THE OPEN UNIVERSITY As part of the process of developing professional standards for the sector, CIMSPA are now beginning the...

CIMSPA statement on the Duty of Care Review report

24 April 2017

CIMSPA has welcomed the findings of the recent Duty of Care Review independent working group, led by Tanni Grey-Thompson. Commenting on the group’s report, Tara...

"Flourish" – new event from Oxygen Consulting

21 April 2017

Ray Algar, managing director of Oxygen Consulting, is a previous CIMSPA regional event speaker who has also contributed reports and insight to CIMSPA. Today, CIMSPA...

Register your place now for Elevate 2017

18 April 2017

CIMSPA are once again lead supporters of Elevate: “the arena of physical activity and performance”, and an event that has rapidly become a must-attend for...

S&PA Professional – Spring 2017 issue out now

11 April 2017

Spring is here – finally! And just as fresh as the season is the array of information and insight served up in the latest issue...

CIMSPA endorses Les Mills group exercise training offer in new partnership

03 April 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is today celebrating a major new partnership with group exercise specialists Les Mills....

CIMSPA conference success

22 March 2017

Last week’s joint conference with Quest NBS was great success, with over 450 sector professionals attending at Chesford Grange in Warwickshire.

CIMSPA response to the 2017 Spring Budget announcement

08 March 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has welcomed the government’s Spring Budget commitment to funding post-16 technical education. In...

Introducing CIMSPA’s new "CPD points" icons

07 March 2017

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Exclusive member discounts from Careers in Fitness

06 March 2017

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Andrew Honeyman confirmed as opening speaker for CIMSPA conference

02 March 2017

With two weeks to go before the event, CIMSPA, the chartered professional body for the sport and physical activity sector, have confirmed the opening keynote...

Apprenticeship reforms overview

21 February 2017

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Future Fit Training announced as Quest NBS & CIMSPA conference sponsors

17 February 2017

CIMSPA are pleased to announce that Future Fit Training are the latest company to sponsor the 2017 Quest NBS & CIMSPA joint conference. Future Fit...

CIMSPA opens recruitment process for “transformative chair”

14 February 2017

CIMSPA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) received Chartered status in 2012. Its purpose is to design and implement professional standards...

Record number of training providers seek CIMSPA endorsement

14 February 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is delighted to announce that more than 100 training providers are now seeking...

One month to go for Quest NBS & CIMSPA joint conference

13 February 2017

There’s just a month to go before the 2017 Quest NBS & CIMSPA joint conference, taking place 14-15 March at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth. The conference...

CIMSPA welcomes Sporting Future annual report

10 February 2017

CIMSPA has welcomed the publication of the first annual report for the government’s Sporting Future strategy. The annual report reconfirms CIMSPA’s role as a lead...