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Vector Training Secures Industry's Highest Quality Rating

Vector Training Enhancing CIMSPA rating
21 March 2024

We are delighted to be recently graded ENHANCING by CIMSPA, for all of our fitness related courses, the highest quality grade available.

This sees our continued quality first approach, with in-person training at the core of all our programmes.

CIMSPA quality ratings

We are extremely proud of being a CIMSPA Education Partner and firmly believe in their approach to improving training and accredited education for new professionals entering the industry.

By being graded ENHANCING our learners can expect to be provided with:

  • Programmes that hold in-person training at their core
  • Up to date additional content delivered beyond the core qualification curriculum
  • Fully endorsed and accredited qualification
  • Expertly educated teaching staff with vast industry experience
  • Clear learner journey and transparent support from enquiry to graduation
  • Excellent employment opportunities and partnerships across the industry
  • Personalised support during and after their study with Vector Training
  • Robust processes and procedures

Who are CIMSPA?

CIMSPA (The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) is the professional development body for the UK’s Sport and Physical activity sector. CIMSPA is also now the single directory for all fitness and exercise professionals, replacing REPS.

Taken from the CIMSPA website “We are the sector's chartered professional development body. We are committed to supporting, developing and enabling professionals and organisations to succeed in the sport and physical activity sector and, as a result, inspire our nation to become more active.”

CIMSPA work with many different stakeholders, such as NGB, individuals, organisations and training providers like us at Vector, to help regulate and provide professional standards across sport and physical activity in the UK.

CIMSPA also approve and endorse qualifications delivered by awarding bodies, such as Active IQ and Focus Awards. All of the Active IQ and Focus Awards qualifications we deliver at Vector Training are CIMSPA endorsed.

CIMSPA membership for our graduates allows them portability to take their qualifications abroad and gain membership with REPS across the globe, including Europe, Middle East, Asia and Australasia.

CIMSPA new quality ratings

CIMSPA have recently introduced a new quality assurance process after collaboration with employers and the government to further professionalise the sector in the UK.

Taken from the CIMSPA website:

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 consistently high standard, and are equipped with the right knowledge, skills, and behaviours to perform their roles and progress in their career.
By conducting quality assurance checks, using our team of Quality Assurance Advisors, 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 and consistent 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 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.
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