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British Triathlon partners with CIMSPA


British Triathlon are now a recognised Training Provider Partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

As we launch our new Education and Learning Pathway our courses are being mapped to the CIMSPA standards developing and improving the quality of learning and development in swim, bike and run and the wider sports sector. 

Our innovative British Triathlon Swim Bike Run Community Activator course already carries nine CIMPSA points and is aligned to the standard for Working with Inactive People. British Triathlon are the first National Governing Body of Sport to map their learning against the Inactive People standard. 

Commenting on the partnership, Helen Marney, British Triathlon Director of Development, said: “This is an exciting year for British Triathlon as we launch our new Education and Learning Workforce Pathway, we are thrilled to be working with CIMSPA on our journey making our courses and learning fit for the future. 

“Here at British Triathlon, we want to grow our sport in our traditional settings of clubs and events whilst simultaneously opening our sport to local communities. Our participation aspirations are aligned with our education ambitions, this is all coming into alignment for us in 2023 and marks the start of an exciting future for swim, bike, run. 

“We would love to hear from organisations wishing to upskill volunteers in their local communities to develop participation opportunities, supporting people to become active through swim, bike and run. We are modernising our approach to learning and will be offering the British Triathlon Community Activator course through a franchise option supporting local communities to upskill people within their organisations and communities.”

Alongside the British Triathlon Swim Bike Run Community Activator Course British Triathlon are on the cusp of launching their Foundation Coach and Group Coach courses, also being mapped to CIMSPA industry standards for coaching. 

Commenting on the partnership Dr Vinny Webb from CIMSPA said: “British Triathlon have worked with us to develop this innovative programme of learning. They are also one of the forerunners in the NGB world with the development of a population specialism learning course that maps to the Professional Standard. 

“The sport has embraced the move towards more flexible learning and development that meets the participants needs in specific environments and we look forward to working with them on their future developments.”


To read more about the British Triathlon Education and Learning Pathway and to book your places please visit our website. Education & Learning Pathway – British Triathlon

To read more about CIMSPA, their work and the professional standards please visit their website. CIMSPA - chartered professional body | CIMSPA


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