General Manager Member – membership entry requirements

Introduction

CIMSPA membership provides individuals working in the sport and physical activity sector with professional recognition for their chosen occupation. It provides assurance to employers, clients, colleagues and the public an individual holds the appropriate qualification(s) and continuing professional development (CPD) to be competent in their role.

To be eligible for membership, individuals must demonstrate they meet the entry requirements for their occupational membership category. These are based on CIMSPA professional standards.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for General Manager Member are:

    • Working in a General Manager position
    • Hold a valid CIMSPA recognised management qualification
    • If the qualification was awarded more than five years ago, supporting evidence of relevant CPD is required to indicate an individual has maintained their skills and knowledge.

CIMSPA-recognised qualifications

  • 1st4sport Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management + 1 years experience
  • Active IQ Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management + 1 years experience
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Management + 1 years experience
  • Active IQ Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management + 1 years experience
  • Active IQ Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Management + 1 years experience
  • Active IQ Level 5 NVQ Diploma in Management and Leadership + 1 years experience
  • IAO Level 3 Diploma in Operational Management and Leadership + 1 years experience
  • IAO Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership + 1 years experience
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management + 1 years experience
  • YMCA Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Leisure Management + 1 years experience
  • No qualification and 3 years experience

Occupation scope

General Managers are individuals employed in the sport and physical activity sector who are experienced managers. They may be a for example; centre manager, operation manager, business manager, contract manager, governing body manager or head of department. They could also be a sport development manager or other manager in a community sports setting.

When they have achieved an education product aligned with this standard they will have:

  • Demonstrated the ability to manage the processes through which organisations plan and organise quality sport and physical activity services.
  • Demonstrate the effective leadership of people.
  • Demonstrate the efficient deployment of financial and physical resources.
  • Effective leadership skills at the operational level, whilst being able to contribute to strategic planning and manage change.

Employers should support those meeting this professional standard with training, mentoring, and supervised experience to gain knowledge and skills as a key part of their career progression to enable them to undertake a general management role and prepare them for future progression in senior management.

This occupation exists within a sector that plays an important role in improving the health of the nation, creating opportunities that get more people, more active, more often.

 

Making your membership application


This is a TWO stage process.
  • Follow the link below to register for your CIMSPA tahdah account and to upload your qualifications/CPD.
  • Once your qualifications are approved you will receive an email inviting you to finalise your membership application.
 


 

Before you join

If you are employed or freelance for a CIMSPA Employer Partner and they have asked you to become a CIMSPA member please ask them to invite you to join using the CIMSPA tahdah platform. Do not click on the join link below, please wait for an email inviting you to join from the employer partner.
 



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