Occupations, job roles and specialisms

Sector employers and education bodies are now working with CIMSPA to create professional standards for these job roles, so that we can create great career pathways for everyone working in sport and physical activity. Scroll down to see our progress.

Occupation: Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach

Example job roles: Graduate Sports Coaching Assistant; Graduate Community Coaching Assistant
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Graduate Strength and Conditioning Coach

Occupation: Group Exercise Instructor

Example job roles: Exercise to Music Instructor; Circuit Training Instructor; Boot Camp Instructor; Kettlebells instructor; Group Cycling
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Group Exercise Instructor

Occupation: Gym Instructor

Example job roles: Gym Instructor; Fitness Instructor
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Gym Instructor

Occupation: Personal Trainer

Example job roles: Personal Trainer
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Personal Trainer

Occupation: Coaching Assistant

Example job roles: Coaching Assistant; Activity Leader
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Coaching Assistant

Occupation: Coach

Example job roles: Community Coach; Sports Coach
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Coach

Occupation: Senior Coach

Example job roles: Senior Sports Coach; Senior Community Coach
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Coach Plus appropriate senior qualification

Occupation: Swimming Teacher

Example job roles: Swimming Teacher; Assistant Swimming Teacher
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Swimming Teacher

Occupation: Lifeguard

Example job roles: Pool Lifeguard; Beach Lifeguard
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Lifeguard

Occupation: Recreation Assistant

Example job roles: Recreation Assistant
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Recreation Assistant

Occupation: Pool Plant Operative

Example job roles: Pool Plant Operator
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Pool Plant Operative

Occupation: Aspiring Manager

Example job roles: Any frontline role
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Aspiring Manager

Occupation: Entry Manager

Example job roles: Duty Manager; Membership Co-ordinator; Team Leader; Co-ordinator; Maintenance Manager
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: Entry Manager

Occupation: General Manager

Example job roles: Leisure Facility Manager; Fitness Facility Manager; Service Manager; Development Manager
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: General Manager

Occupation: Yoga Instructor

Example job roles: Yoga Instructor
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: TBC

Occupation: Pilates Instructor

Example job roles: Pilates Instructor
Relevant CIMSPA Professional Standard: under development


Population specialisms
Working with Children
Working with Children 0-5 years
Working with Antenatal and Postnatal Clients

Environment specialisms
Working in the School Environment (out of curriculum)
Coaching in High Performance Sport
Working in the Community Environment

Technical specialisms
Safeguarding and Protecting Children
Safeguarding Adults and Adults at Risk

Standards and Specialisms in Development

Professional Development Practitioner
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Tai Chi and Qigong Teacher
Coach Developer
Coaching Systems Builder
Senior Manager

Population specialisms
Working with Disabled People

Environment specialisms
No environment specialism are in development at this time.

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