CIMSPA endorses British Army courses

British Army exercise

We’ve been working closely with the Royal Army Physical Training Corps (RAPTC) over the last few months to enlist them as a CIMSPA Training Provider partner.

We now have the following courses endorsed with RAPTC:

  • All Arms Physical Training Instructor (APPTI) – endorsed against the Gym Instructor and Core Group Exercise professional standards
  • RAPTC Instructor (RAPTCI) – endorsed against the Personal Trainer professional standard

In order to become a physical training instructor in the British Army a prospective student needs to gain the required skills, fitness, and experience before taking the All Arms Physical Training Instructor course.

After they’ve qualified, and with further experience, they can take training to become an RAPTC instructor.

Jordana Johnston, Education Manager – Endorsement at CIMSPA, said: “We’re delighted that the RAPTC have joined us as a CIMSPA Training Provider partner, as their courses represent some of the highest standards in exercise and fitness qualifications.

“This is a perfect example of the career pathways the employer-led CIMSPA professional standards are putting in place.”

The Commanding Officer of the Army School of Physical Training stated: “I am thrilled that CIMSPA has acknowledged the excellent training that the ASPT offers. The accreditation of the AAPTI and RAPTCI courses gives much deserved recognition for the hard work and commitment shown by all staff and students of the Army Physical Training Instructor programme. This new partnership will help us to maintain our currency and ensure the APTI programme remains at the forefront of delivering health and fitness across the Army.”

The Royal Army Physical Training Corps provides the British Army's physical performance specialists. The Corps is responsible for developing and maintaining physical fitness across the army.


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