CIMSPA Approved AO Partner

At Focus Awards, we are delighted to announce that we are now an approved CIMSPA AO partner.

CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector, committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed and as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.

Together CIMSPA and awarding organisations help to develop a vibrant, UK-wide sport and physical activity sector, with the highest standards of service delivery.

CIMSPA professionally recognises awarding organisation partner qualifications which support membership and continuing professional development. With a rapidly changing skills and qualifications landscape it is vital that awarding organisations and CIMSPA work together to continue to support members with their education and professional development needs.

Focus Awards CEO, Joshua Cole, says “We look forward to working with CIMSPA, an organisation operating under Royal Charter for the benefit of the Sports, Leisure and Recreation sectors. We are a progressive awarding organisation, continually looking to broaden our already extensive qualification offering in this sector for the benefit of our existing and future training providers”.

Subject Expert and Lead EQA for the Sports, Leisure, and Recreation areas, Alison Tanton-Smith says “we understand how much our centres value CIMSPA’s endorsement, and that our partnership with them will be a welcome addition. We’re currently in the process of developing a number of brand-new qualifications, mapped to the CIMSPA Standards, and hope to be able to share news of these additions shortly”.

Head of Regulation and Standards at CIMSPA, Colin Huffen:

We are pleased to welcome Focus Awards as our newest awarding organisation partner and look forward to working with them.