Become a CIMSPA Training Provider Partner

Training Partner Provider delivering training

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

A CIMSPA training provider partnership gives providers an opportunity to have their education and training reviewed against professional standards in the sport, fitness, leisure, and physical activity sector.

With a growing number of employers committing to only using CIMSPA recognised training, this provides a powerful ‘stamp of approval’ for both the partner organisation and their training offer.

Partnership applications are welcomed from all providers including private companies, further education colleges, universities, employers and independent consultants. As a CIMSPA training provider partner we will recognise your business, enable your brand to share our reputation for quality, and integrate you within the CIMSPA professional network.

CIMSPA's recognition of your training activity will signify it's contribution to the development of an individual’s knowledge, skills and other competencies in support of professional and personal development. CIMSPA members, with the execpetion of Graduate and Student Members, are now required to carry out a set amount of CPD per membership year to maintain their professional status.


“Cancer United is proud to be a CIMSPA training provider partner. The partnership and the support provided has enabled us to drive excellence in the delivery of cancer exercise sessions to our community and our endorsed training to the sector, helping to embed positive change in the lives of cancer patients everywhere.”

Jan Sheward, Founder and Director, Cancer United

Partnership benefits

  • Professional standards engagement - Partners will benefit from being invited to participate in the professional standards consultation process. This will provide your organisation with the opportunity to contribute to the development of each professional standard.

  • Sector engagement - Partners will be invited to be part of one or more Professional Development Committees (PDCs). PDCs are made up of various employer groups, awarding organisations, training providers, higher / further education providers and sector specialists.

  • Employer partner guarantee - All CIMSPA employer partners are committed to only purchasing CIMSPA endorsed training and education products from CIMSPA training provider partners.
  • Partnership recognition - The right to use the CIMSPA partner logo, an official partnership certificate and a listing on the CIMSPA partnership directory.

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

  • Quality assurance - Regular QA visits to your organisation in accordance with CIMSPA quality assurance policy and procedures.

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

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


CIMSPA Training Provider Partner pricing structure, as of 1st August 2021:
  • £250 (plus VAT) for an annual TPP licence fee.
  • £250 (plus VAT) for each piece of endorsed CPD, capped at £3,000 per year.
  • The licence fee for those delivering Awarding Organisation qualifications only will be unchanged, at £250 (plus VAT) per year.

Endorsement window

As of the 1 August 2021 our endorsement process will have set timeframes for submissions, and we will ensure that the endorsement panel and moderators have time to review all submissions and respond with feedback in a timely manner.

Submission windows

Submissions accepted between the below dates:
  • 1 - 30 April 2022
  • 1 - 30 June 2022
  • 1 - 31 August 2022
  • 1 - 31 October 2022
  • 1 - 31 December 2022

Join the sector's leading training providers

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

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