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IoS to deliver new qualifications with CIMSPA and IQL

29 August 2014

A partnership has been formed between the IoS, IQL and CIMSPA to deliver pool plant operation qualifications.

IoS Training will now deliver all CIMPSA (Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity), allowing a greater number of opportunities for learners through increased recourses and more tutor availability.

IoS Training leads aquatic education in the leisure industry, to meet ever changing face of sport and active leisure.  Passing on the delivery of qualifications to the IoS will allow CIMSPA to focus on setting the standards of training in the pool plant operations sector.

The partnership will begin on the 1st September 2014.The agreement which will last three years will provide CIMSPA the chance to develop and review their courses and qualifications, making sure they stay at the forefront of the industry. External quality assurance with be provided by IQL (The Institute of Qualified Lifeguards).

“IoS Training has worked to set the standards for aquatic education across the country, ensuring our training and qualifications meet the needs of an ever evolving leisure industry.’ says Jane Nickerson, chief operating officer of the ASA.

“We are pleased to announce the new partnership with CIMSPA and IQL. Not only will this increase the accessibility of tutors and resources, it will also provide a greater number of training opportunities for learners delivered to the same high standards they have come to expect from our organisations.”

“CIMSPA has more than 40 years’ experience in providing pool and spa plant training. This new partnership is great news for the institute and pool plant operators. The IoS and IQL are the leading organisations in the aquatics industry and by working together we can ensure that CIMSPA pool plant operator qualifications will continue to be recognised as the gold standard for training and education in the industry,” says Tara Dillon, CIMSPA’s interim chief operating officer. 

If you are looking to start a course for the first time, you can do this here“We are delighted to be working with CIMSPA and the IoS on these qualifications, which will provide operators with a one-stop shop for aquatics qualifications. We look forward to working with CIMSPA to uphold the standard of the qualifications and to develop them to meet the needs of pool plant operators now and in the future,” says Martin Symcox, head of business development at IQL.

This partnership will begin on the 1st September 2014; any courses already booked will still go ahead as planned and to minimise any impact on candidates and current customers, the prices and course content will remain static for 18 months.

All course organisers will be informed of the changes and recieve an outline of the planned processes by the 1st of September.

If you are looking to start a course for the first time, you can do this here.

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