Our sponsors


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Harlands group

Harlands Group is the leading provider of membership management services to leisure operators, processing over 2.3 million direct debits monthly.

They do more than process payments, they help their clients to earn optimal income on each membership sold, access a flexible, customisable online joining solution, reduce internal administration work and gain peace of mind that income and data is secure.

Their customers include The Gym Group, Anytime Fitness, Odeon, Marriott and Xercise4Less.


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My PT Hub

My PT Hub is an online web and mobile app, enabling personal trainers, coaches and gym owners to manage their clients by creating customisable training and nutrition programmes, whilst tracking their progress and achievements. My PT Hub is already loved and trusted by over 80,000 coaches and loved by 2.2m clients worldwide. The software has an unrivalled and extensive set of features that have been carefully designed by personal trainers, for personal trainers.

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1st4sport creates partnerships with organisations to create industry-specific provision for the sport, physical activity and well-being sector. This includes vocational qualifications, ACTIVTECHs – sport and physical activity qualifications approved for performance tables and UCAS tariff points – End Point Assessment and an endorsement service, offering the opportunity for non-regulated provision to be recognised by and certificated through 1st4sport. They are supported by key industry organisations and continue to ensure that their service offer reflects the current needs of the industry.

Active IQ

Active IQ is a leading Ofqual-recognised awarding organisation for the physical activity sector. They design qualifications and high-quality resources that support clear career pathways, and lead the way in health, wellness and physical activity, championing industry standards at the highest level.

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CoursePro is the United Kingdom’s leading sports course management software. It takes the pain out of running sports courses by reducing admin; saving you time and improving your customer experience. Originating in the pool, over 1500 sites, across multiple sports, from one-man-bands to national chains, are spending less time on admin and more time doing what they love thanks to CoursePro.



DFC are a leading revenue management solutions provider, who are dedicated to offering a totally transparent service with clear pricing and no hidden extras. Their mission is to make payments easier for clients and help improve your customer relationships and retention. You can leave them to collect your Direct Debits, while you concentrate on running - and growing - your business.

They work hard to provide new solutions for their clients and to deliver on their promises. That's what makes DFC different.

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fibodo is the only e-commerce booking platform on the market today that focuses on empowering personal trainers and class instructors, and creating a positive impact on the places they work. Personal trainers can take bookings, get paid and grow their business – all in one place. Their easy to use platform is fully customisable, providing the best way to manage business and increase client bookings. Studios and gym groups can understand the true value of the personal trainer team, creating a new revenue stream built on transparency, performance and increased member engagement.

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Focus Awards

Get the best from your business, while giving confidence to your learners! We understand how important it is for you to have the backing of a supportive and fair Awarding Organisation that helps you do this. We are dedicated to you and your learners. We deliver the very best service, advice and guidance so that you can do what you do best – support your learners on their journeys to success and achievement. Focus Awards is regulated by Ofqual, who are the regulator of qualifications (other than degrees), exams and assessments in England, and of vocational qualifications. Focus Awards draws on more than 80 years’ combined experience and expertise delivered by its founders. They come from a diversity of backgrounds, including the health and fitness sector, social services, academia, commerce and industry, and the Armed Forces.


Future Fit Training

Future Fit Training have been driving innovation and excellence in the fitness industry since 1993 and are committed to raising the standards of health and fitness training across the UK.

As the two time winners of ukactive’s ‘Training Provider of the Year’ Award in 2016 and 2017 and winners of the ‘Innovate Training Programme’ Award in 2014, they are recognised by experts within the sector for their outstanding quality of training and impact on the health and fitness industry.

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iCaaS is working with CIMPSA to offer the sport and leisure industry a simple, intuitive solution for data, security and compliance. They provide simple, easy-to-use software and helps CIMSPA members achieve, manage and maintain full GDPR compliance. Crucially, the software also saves time and money and gives customers peace of mind in selecting a CIMSPA professional. Building trust and helping protect client reputation and data is vital in this sector. That is why comprehensive online training is included as standard to inform users of the principles of responsible data handling and the importance of data privacy.


Institute of Swimming

The Institute of Swimming are the largest provider of Swim England qualifications and aquatics courses. We offer flexible, industry leading training, delivered by exceptional tutors.

Their courses cover teaching swimming, coaching, aquatic health and fitness, and pool plant. Quality is at the heart of everything IoS do, as high-quality courses and tutors lead to outstanding aquatic professionals.

They can create a bespoke workforce development plan and use a mixture of delivery models to match your business needs.

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IQL UK – Royal Life Saving Society

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. 40,000+ lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year!

With a portfolio of 60+ qualifications and awards, RLSS UK ensures clients remain at the cutting edge of lifeguarding, first aid, water safety, pool management and lifesaving. RLSS UK works with an impressive list of national leisure providers from hotels, spas and competition pools, to leisure centres, open water swimming venues and aqua parks. RLSS UK also develops bespoke qualifications and delivers water safety consultancy.

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As a long-established partner of CIMSPA, iTEC and VTCT have been providing vocational and technical qualifications within the sports, active health and fitness sectors for over 50 years. With over 55 qualifications in five territories, ranging from yoga and Pilates instructing and sports massage, to sport science and personal training, iTEC and VTCT provide robust, reliable and regulated qualifications which meet industry demand and are fit for purpose.


Myzone was created to show people who would be completely intimidated by the gym space that you don’t need to already be fit to workout. Instead reward yourself throughout the journey. By devising a way to reward effort, Myzone has levelled the playing field providing everyone with an equal opportunity to show how hard they are trying, removing the stereotype with exercise that only the fit gets fitter. Their mission is to help people feel good about exercise, whether that’s before, during or after the event. They truly believe that Myzone is making a difference in someone’s life by giving them the tools and support system needed to live a healthier lifestyle.



Learning is a journey of discovery, challenge, inspiration, and wonder. As the world’s learning company, they inspired by the way education transforms lives.

Pearson has been an expert in designing and supporting the delivery of sport qualifications for over 20 years - working closely with teaching professionals, employers and professional bodies to ensure that our qualifications meet the needs of the sector now, and in the future.

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Refer-all is a data management platform for the safe and efficient provisioning of lifestyle services, such as physical activity referral, weight management and specialist referral services for chronic conditions. The Refer-all platform enables quick and easy yet secure online referrals, increased capacity for improved delivery and real-time monitoring and evidence-based evaluation of outcomes Today their secure online software is used by local authorities, leisure trusts, public health teams and NHS organisations across the UK.

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Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

Established in 1856, the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) is an independent campaigning and educational charity dedicated to improving and protecting the health of people in the United Kingdom and around the world. They are also the UK's leading regulated Qualifications Awarding Organisation in the field of public health, offering nearly 70 qualifications and awarding over 40,000 certificates to successful candidates in 2019. Their regulated qualifications include a large number specific to health improvement which will be of interest to the fitness industry, 11 of these are awarded CIMSPA CPD points and two of our qualifications are CIMSPA endorsed qualifications for the Health Navigator professional standard.



Safety Training Awards is the awarding organisation of The Swimming Teachers' Association, an international registered charity and national governing body for swimming and lifesaving who work towards: the preservation of human life by the teaching of swimming, lifesaving and survival techniques.

Safety Training Awards works diligently to develop multi-disciplinary qualifications across swimming teaching, lifesaving, first aid and pool plant. As a CIMSPA awarding organisation partner, these qualifications reflect the latest standards and the ongoing needs of employers, trainers and teachers in the workplace.

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Sports Governance Academy (SGA)

The Sports Governance Academy (SGA) is the professional development hub for the sports and physical activity sector, providing knowledge, training and networking opportunities for everyone involved in governance. This unique partnership between Sport England and the Chartered Governance Institute aims to increase public trust in sports organisations by raising governance standards and creating a platform for recognition of the growing sports governance workforce.

The SGA champions good governance as an enabler of improved performance across the sector.

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Swim England

Swim England is the national governing body for swimming in England. They provide the national structure for swimming, supporting their partners in all aspects of their sports, from advice on delivering and maximising your learn to swim programmes to developing your workforce with our market leading swimming teaching qualifications.

Swim England operates certification and education programmes for teachers, coaches and officials.

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Swim Tag

The award winning SWIMTAG platform is used by over 200 leading pool operators in the UK and Europe to attract, motivate and support their members. SWIMTAG enables pool operators to run exciting challenges and competitions to inspire all their members from recreational to masters swimmers. Our new Windows based software has made it even easier and more cost effective for pools to install our kit, increase swimming participation, generate sales and in turn, achieve a significant return on investment.


YMCA Awards

YMCA Awards are experts in education, health and wellbeing with over 20 years’ experience developing UK-regulated and globally-recognised qualifications. As the most long standing Awarding Organisation within sector we work closely with our partners producing products and services that delver life-changing opportunities.

As an End-point Assessment Organisation we offer our training provider and employer partners the best apprenticeship service available. Employers can be rest assured apprentices assessed by YMCA Awards are fully supported throughout their assessment.

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Xn Leisure

Xn is a leading management solutions specialist with four decades experience in delivering innovation. Their portfolio includes the Leisure Hub online portal which streamlines self-service booking, joining, self-administration, document management, debt payment and much more – freeing up staff to focus on customer service, increased profitability and efficiency. The Staff Portal is a concierge solution for contact centres and roving staff which provides an easy to use solution that reduces cost and positively changes the way you connect with customers.

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