Become a CIMSPA Employer Partner

CIMSPA Employer Partners are part of CIMSPA’s sector wide engagement involving over 500 Awarding Organisation Partners, Training Provider Partners and Higher Education Partners.

The UK’s sport and physical activity employers represent the “real world” expertise of the knowledge, skills and behaviour required by employees to successfully undertake roles within our sector, and it is this expertise CIMSPA is seeking from employers.

As an employer partner your organisation will participate as industry experts working alongside our awarding organisations, training providers and education partners to develop the professional standards which now underpin the professionalism of the sport and physical activity sector.

CIMSPA partnership benefits

A CIMSPA Employer Partnership delivers many clear and tangible benefits to your organisation and workforce.
  • Staff CPD - CIMSPA employer partners receive an exclusive discount on CIMSPA membership for their staff and access to 1300 eLearning courses through the CIMSPA Academy.

  • Professional standards engagement - Expert input into professional development committees developing individual standards. Participation in professional standards consultations.

  • Media profile and exposure - CIMSPA will celebrate employer partners and the contribution they are making to the sector across our digital and print platforms. Employer partners will be listed on the CIMSPA directory.

  • Partnership recognition - The right to use the CIMSPA partner logo, an official partnership certificate and a listing on the CIMSPA partnership directory.
  • CIMSPA support- Employer partners will have a dedicated CIMSPA representative to liaise with, contribute to projects on and will have regular 'touch points'.

  • Training provider partnerships - Employer partners can also become CIMSPA training provider partners at a significant discount.

  • Network links - Gain access to CIMSPA's network of awarding organisations, training providers, higher education and sector specialists.

  • Industry insight and updates - Digital subscription to S&PA Professional magazine and email bulletins to key partnership contacts.

  • CIMSPA tahdah platform - A unique tool to manage your CIMSPA-member staff qualifications and CPD with ease.


    “Study Active has been a CIMSPA partner for a number of years now. Throughout this time we have engaged with CIMSPA on many levels which has seen us gain support with our quality assurance, employer engagement and networking. We really value the support that we have received and look forward to continuing our partnership into the future”.

    James Luscombe, Managing Director, Study Active

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    Please complete the following form to express your interest in becoming a CIMSPA Employer Partner and to receive more information.

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    View the CIMSPA employer partner directory here

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