CIMSPA quality assurance commitment

The CIMSPA quality assurance process has been implemented as part of the wider aims of the Sport England Workforce strategy. As the sector’s only chartered body, our role is to ensure that everyone in our sector is working to a consistent high standard and are equipped with the right knowledge, skills and behaviours to perform their roles and progress in the career.

By conducting quality assurance checks, using our team of Quality Assurance Associates, CIMSPA are working, in-line with requests from employers and the government to ensure that there is an incremental increase in the quality of training for everyone in the sector. A key request from CIMSPA employer partners has been to ensure that any training and providers of that training are supporting our collective goal; to have a recognised and respected profession.
As such, the function of the QA policy is to create a clear consistency of standard across all sport and physical activity sector training, allowing our sector to grow and advance into an environment which is focused on a respected and recognised professional workforce. The process has been engineered to guarantee that training providers are delivering training that adheres to their own codes of conduct, as well as other good practice guidelines such as health and safety and safeguarding.

Ultimately, the focus of the QA process and all of our QA visits is the learners. We have a responsibility to our members to ensure that they have a fantastic learning experience, that supports them in achieving their goals. All training that is CIMSPA endorsed or accredited should provide better employability, and a high standard of learning throughout the course; whether this is CPD or the quality of training and how this allows them to put their learning into practice.

To find out more about our Quality Assurance process, please contact Head of Regulations and Standards Colin Huffen on:

We've spoken to some of our partners about their experience of the QA process, find out more about what they had to say below.

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