CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute of Sport & Physical Activity)

CIMSPA is driving the improvement and professionalism of the sport and physical activity sector's employees, and aligning its work with the government's employability, skills and productivity ambitions.

Active Suffolk has joined CIMSPA as a lead employer partner - the first Active Partnership in the country to work with them in this way.

As an employer & skills partner, Active Suffolk will participate as industry experts working alongside CIMSPA's awarding organisation and other skill development partners to develop the 'professional standards' for the sector's job roles. These professional standards will then become the benchmark for the development of future qualifications, training programmes, apprenticeships etc. ensuring that the sector has an appropriately skilled workforce.

The Suffolk Workforce team will also be offering a number of UK Coaching (a CIMSPA Skills Partner) workshops as well as a number of other CIMSPA accredited CPD opportunities. All CIMSPA recognised CPD will gain you invaluable CPD points with them which will be recorded on your online CPD training log.

How do I Join?

Active Suffolk are encouraging Suffolk's Workforce to become CIMSPA members; in doing so you will have access to the CIMSPA Academy which entitles members to over 300 hours of extremely valuable, free eLearning developmental CPD courses.

By joining CIMSPA, exercise and fitness professionals are also listed on the CIMSPA exercise and fitness directory – see this live here. The directory helps employers and the public identify qualified exercise and fitness professionals who are recognised by their sector's chartered professional body, who hold recognised qualifications delivered by CIMSPA endorsed training providers, and who have maintained their competency through approved CPD.

Members signing up on the CIMSPA website via Active Suffolk will receive 20% off their membership fee. Please contact Susannah Challis for further information

CIMSPA is committed to keeping its entry-level memberships as inexpensive as possible. CIMSPA affiliate (exercise and fitness) and practitioner (exercise and fitness) memberships cost just £30 per year, that's just £24 per year with Active Suffolk's 20% discount. So don't miss out on this excellent opportunity sign up today!