CIMSPA STREAM

Education stream


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Professional standards and the new sector career map – lighting up your future

Colin Huffen, Head of Regulation and Standards, CIMSPA
Sarah Edmonds, Leading consultant
Natasha Eason, Education and Apprenticeships Officer, CIMSPA

With staffing costs a huge chunk of turnover and margins ever elusive, find out how professional standards will enhance both customer experience and bottom line performance. Raising the standards required to perform a job role helps the quality in your people shine through to business success.

2 years ago we set the ambition to create professional standards for all roles in our sector. We’ve completed this and are now building the second generation of standards based on sector feedback. The CIMSPA team members who have led this project will be on hand to explain what this new era means for employers and individuals.

Come and find out more about what the CIMSPA “shield of quality” now means. Discover how employers can reach the best staff they need and how sector professionals can be the best they can be with further clarity on their careers.

Your team’s “next generation of success” delivered by our HE partners

Steven Osborne, Principal Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Lisa Binney, Senior Lecturer in Sport Development, Policy and Physical Education, School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Solent University

This breakout is designed for employers looking to understand the talent pathway CIMSPA is building, and for universities keen to enhance graduate employability.

Now in its second year, our degree endorsement system is growing quickly – connecting higher education and employers looking for work-ready team members – ramping up the supply of great staff looking for great careers.

Discover how forward thinking universities are using the CIMSPA system to recruit students and enhance graduate success through an endorsement programme designed to be easily bolted on to sector-related degree programmes.

Demand-led sector skills – meeting employer needs

Spencer Moore, Director of Strategy at CIMSPA
Ian Carey, Director, Black Country Consortium Active Partnership
Nigel Wallace, Consultant
Dave Kreyling, CEO, Creative Sport & Leisure
Matt Rhodes, Policy Manager, AoC Sport
Dr Amanda Pitkethly, Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University
Kelly Gaffney, Consultant, Becky Adlington Training


The second leadership stream breakout will be an exploration of CIMSPA’s vision of how a collaborative leadership project involving leading sector organisations can cement our place as a priority sector for investment into people and skills.

We are rapidly becoming a high quality, highly regulated sector that can fully contribute to UK industrial policy. Now is the time to lobby effectively to make this a reality – a united, sector-wide skills strategy that makes a consistent and compelling case to Government that by investing into our people we can unleash the full potential of sport and physical activity and provide a significant contribution to the UK economy.

Join our debate and make your contribution to understand how, if we work together, with a highly skilled workforce our sector can impact on every government department and stay at the top of the public policy agenda for a generation.

The session will open with a presentation from CIMSPA on the disparity between the skills demanded by our sector and the current education provision.

The session will then lead into an interactive session that will include representatives from Active Partnerships, employers, further and higher education and LEPs (local enterprise partnerships) who will discuss the work they are undertaking to redress the imbalance.

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