Ultimately it will help all those leading, working and volunteering in sports organisations to embed good governance at all levels
Sport England chief executive
Exercise professionals registers to merge
Also announced at the conference today was a partnership between CIMSPA and UK Coaching to combine their respective directories of exercise and fitness professionals.
Currently, UK Coaching operate the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), while CIMSPA have their own Exercise and Fitness Directory.
But the new initiative will combine the two, offering a unified recognition system for people working in the sector and a single endorsement mechanism for training providers.
A single directory for the professionals working in our sector will enhance our ability to provide skills, training, recognition and career development
Our chief executive
The new directory will be hosted and managed by CIMSPA, with all current REPs members being given the opportunity to transfer into the new membership scheme.
The new solution will come into effect in the coming months, and realise elements of the government’s Sporting Future strategy from 2015, as well as our own from the following year.
“We welcome this important milestone towards building a unified and excellent sport and physical activity workforce,” added Tim.
“A single directory for the professionals working in our sector will enhance our ability to provide skills, training, recognition and career development.
“This in turn will empower the workforce to deliver even more positive experiences for everyone seeking to be active in communities right across the country.
“I would like to thank both CIMSPA and UK Coaching for how they have worked towards this and congratulate them on agreeing this partnership.”
Ahead of the new directory launching, all members of either register are advised to renew with their respective membership body as normal.
As part of the partnership, UK Coaching will provide CIMSPA fitness and coaching members with access to their online learning and developing platform.