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The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity Launched in 2011, CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector.

Awarded chartered status by the Privy Council, which came into effect at the start of January 2012, CIMSPA provides leadership, support and empowerment for professionals working in sport and physical activity and a single unified voice for the sector.

The Institute holds two long term strategic priorities:

  1. To provide opportunities for young leaders to develop and succeed
  2. To provide leadership on the development and management of career pathways

The vision statement of the Institute is:

“To develop a vibrant, UK wide sport and physical activity sector, led by professionals providing advocacy and leadership and working in partnership with its stakeholders to help ensure the highest standards of service delivery.”


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IQL UK is the trading subsidiary of The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), the drowning prevention charity.

Through IQL UK, the leading provider of lifeguard training, there are more than 90,000 RLSS UK pool lifeguards trained in the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and around 95 per cent of all pool lifeguards are trained by the RLSS UK.  IQL UK offers a wide variety of qualifications as part of its portfolio including qualifications regulated by Ofqual.