Qualifications and CPD | Mario Boser | Taekwondo4Fitness

Advance Your Taekwondo Career with Mario Boser's Unmatched Qualifications and Cutting-Edge CPD at Taekwondo4Fitness

Ongoing personal and professional development has been a cornerstone of my career as an Instructor at Taekwondo4Fitness and within the broader fitness industry. Starting my Taekwondo journey in 1992, I became a dedicated student at Ickenham Taekwondo in 2016 (since September 2022, Jong Jeong Taekwondo), stepping up as an Assistant Coach under Master Tony Butcher in 2018. This role deepened my dedication to martial arts, obtaining a Taekwondo Instructor license with British Taekwondo and the founding of Taekwondo4Fitness in 2019. While nurturing this community, I also attended regular classes at Ickenham and PremierKi Taekwondo, enriching my experience until I departed from the UK in December 2021 due to Brexit, shortly after my last Dan grading at PremierKi.
I am a former British Taekwondo Instructor and National Poomsae Referee who gained full Disclosure Checks clearance, which is crucial for working with children and vulnerable adults in the UK. I hold a 4th-degree blackbelt with the Independent Taekwondo Organisation and a 3rd Dan with Kukkiwon. Since moving back to Slovakia at the end of 2021, I have continued my professional development and am engaged with international Taekwondo bodies to maintain my credentials and expand my expertise.
My Taekwondo Examination License B with the ITO enables me to conduct examinations and assessments, evaluating the skills and knowledge of Taekwondo students. I’m committed to fostering the growth and development of martial artists and helping them achieve their full potential.
For this reason, in 2018, I signed up for a Personal Trainer Qualification towards Level 4 with Future Fit Training.
In 2019, I obtained a Level 2 Leading Health-Related Activity accredited certification awarded by Active IQ, delivered by Fit for Sport, which provided me with the skills, knowledge, and competency to provide high-quality, inclusive activity sessions for children.
Qualifications and Continued Professional Development points endorsed courses (short: CPD) I completed can be found at Qualifications and CPD on my website, LinkedIn, and my Future Fit Training Membership Profile.

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Qualifications and CPD

What is the CIMSPA

The CIMSPA (The Management Of Sport And Physical Activity) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes excellence in sports performance management through its membership, certification and research programmes.

The CIMSPA is an accredited body that sets standards in sports management. These include professional qualifications, technology use, and general administration practices within sports organisations.

The CIMSPA was founded as the Association of Professional Sports Organisations in 1965. It rebranded as the CIMSPA in 2013 to reflect its broader scope.
Since then, it has expanded its membership to include sports professionals and people working in related industries like fitness or health services, academics from sporting disciplines, and administrators from non-sporting sectors.
These members all come together under one common goal – to promote, preserve and develop the highest quality and most sustainable practice in sports leadership, governance and management.
By giving out certifications, the CIMSPA ensures that only qualified individuals can demonstrate their expertise in these areas. This helps create trust among potential candidates’ peers, employers and the public.

CIMSPA was founded in 1921 as the Association of Senior College Teachers (ASCT) to promote educational standards in physical education. Since then, it has expanded to offer qualifications in sport leadership, coaching and training, exercise physiology and health promotion.

These are known as ‘professional’ versions of the ASCT qualification, which still go by the same name. They require a higher level degree or professional qualification but with no requirement for teaching experience.

In addition to these primary programme levels, there are two lower-level awards: ACAMS (Association for Coaching & Mental Skills) and CAPS (Certification in Applied Performance Sciences).

Sport and the CIMSPA

As mentioned before, the CIMSPA is an educational charity that offers certification after completing their studies. These certifications are in areas such as professional development, health management, fitness assessment or exercise science, to name a few.
These courses can be worked towards through either student membership or affiliate member status. Affiliate members do not have students, but they can still earn certification by putting in the effort to learn and apply what they’ve learned.
Both student and affiliate members are awarded a certificate appropriate for their course work which they may use to improve their careers or advance in theirs.
The CIMSPA also runs open days where anyone can come along and attend a seminar or two to see if it fits their personal goals. This allows you to find out whether this organization is worth joining!

Sport has a powerful influence on our lives and how we feel about ourselves so getting trained in its fundamentals and keeping up to date with changes is essential to enjoy and maintain the activity long term.

The CIMSPA Code

The CIMSPA has two main products to promote health and wellness via sports and active lifestyles. These are its code of ethics, qualification courses and exams.
Its ethical codes emphasize respect, honesty, integrity and compassion as critical values for those in the sports sector. Qualification courses are designed to develop fundamental skills needed to work with children, adults or groups engaged in organized sports activities.

These include developing goal-setting, leadership qualities, communication strategies and techniques, time management, etc. Several different qualifications are available from CIMSPA, including the Certified Health & Fitness Coach (CHFC), which can be obtained after completing an introductory course and passing an exam.

Licenses and Certifications | Qualifications and CPD

CertificateDescriptionIssuedExpires
Taekwondo Examination License BIndependent Taekwondo OrganisationDec 2022Dec 2026
Kukkiwon Certificate for 3rd-degree black belt in TaekwondoKukkiwonApril 2024 (expected)Lifetime
4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo SKIndependent Taekwondo Organisation14th May 2022Lifetime
Exercise Welfare and HealthFuture Fit Training LtdMay 2022Lifetime
Kukkiwon Certificate for 2nd-degree black belt in TaekwondoKukkiwon14th April 2022Lifetime
Safeguarding and Protecting Children – Positive Parents (version 18)UK CoachingFeb 2022Lifetime
Sudden Cardiac ArrestUK CoachingFeb 2022Lifetime
First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors Level 3 (VTQ)ProTrainingsFeb 2022Feb 2025
First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (VTQ)ProTrainingsFeb 2022Feb 2023
4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo UKIndependent Taekwondo Organisation20th Nov 2021Lifetime
National Dan Promotion Exam to 3rd-degree black beltPremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test by British Taekwondo20th Nov 2021Lifetime
Level 2 Special Educational NeedsTQUKOct 2021Lifetime
Common CoreFit For SportJun 2021Lifetime
3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo UKIndependent Taekwondo Organisation23rd Mar 2021Lifetime
Child Protection in Sport – Time to Listen to Online WorkshopBritish Taekwondo LimitedFeb 2021Lifetime
IAO Level 2 Certificate In Principles of Business and AdministrationInnovate AwardingFeb 2021Lifetime
Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Online Classroom)UK CoachingDec 2020Lifetime
Class 3 Referee RefresherBritish TaekwondoDec 2020Lifetime
Diploma in Advanced FitnessFab AcademySep 2020Lifetime
Diploma in FitnessFab AcademySep 2020Lifetime
Level 1 Diploma in Professional CoachingThe SPEAKup ChallengeSep 2020Lifetime
Level 3 Certificate in Sports Management1Training.orgAug 2020Lifetime
Diploma in NutritionFab AcademyAug 2020Lifetime
Sports Nutrition Crash CourseUdemyAug 2020Lifetime
Taekwondo Europe Poomsae and Freestyle WorkshopWorld Taekwondo EuropeAug 2020Lifetime
Taekwondo Poomsae Intensive Online CourseUdemyAug 2020Lifetime
COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor CertificationOpenLearningJul 2020Lifetime
COVID-19 Awareness TrainingFuture Active WorkforceJul 2020Lifetime
Participation Certificate – WT Coach Certification Course [Level I]World Taekwondo EuropeJul 2020Lifetime
Safeguarding AdultsUK CoachingApr 2020Lifetime
Safeguarding in Sport – Level 2EduCare / British TaekwondoMar 2020Lifetime
Certificate of Participation as a National Poomsae JudgeBritish Taekwondo LimitedDec 2019Lifetime
Inspiring Positive Behaviour in SportUK CoachingOct 2019Lifetime
Level 3 Award in Safeguarding Vulnerable AdultsOplex CareersOct 2019Lifetime
Sports Psychology DiplomaElearncollege LtdOct 2019Lifetime
Nutrition Masterclass: Eat to gainFuture Fit Training LtdSep 2019Lifetime
Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity1st4sport LearningMay 2019Lifetime
Healthy Active Lifestyle ProgrammingFuture Fit Training LtdMay 2019Lifetime
Level 2 Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity SessionsActive IQMay 2019Lifetime
CHILD PROTECTION IN SPORT CERTIFICATENew Skills AcademyJan 2019Lifetime
Childhood Nutrition and Obesity PreventionFuture Fit Training LtdJan 2019Lifetime
How to Coach: Plan, Do, ReviewUK CoachingJan 2019Lifetime
Kukkiwon Certificate – 1st-degree black belt in TaekwondoKukkiwon14th Dec 2018Lifetime
Common Core (HALP)Fit For SportDec 2018Lifetime
Safeguarding Awareness (HALP)Fit For SportDec 2018Lifetime
Taekwondo Examination B-LicenseIndependent Taekwondo OrganisationMar 2021Dec 2023
2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo UKIndependent Taekwondo Organisation23rd Mar 2021Dec 2023
Martial Arts First AidProTrainings Europe LtdOct 2019Oct 2022
National Dan Promotion Exam to 2nd-degree black beltPremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test by British Taekwondo28th Sep 2019Lifetime
QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)PRESTIGE SAFETY SERVICESJun 2019Jun 2021
Class 3 National Poomsae RefereeBritish Taekwondo LimitedMar 2019Sep 2022
Certified British Taekwondo InstructorBritish Taekwondo LimitedNov 2018Nov 2021
SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN CERTIFICATENew Skills AcademyOct 2018Lifetime
Safeguarding Children and Young People (NCC)NCC EducationOct 2018Lifetime
National Dan Promotion Exam to 1st-degree black beltPremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test by British Taekwondo29th Sep 2018Lifetime
LEVEL 3 FITNESS DIPLOMA (PERSONAL TRAINER / FITNESS INSTRUCTOR)New Skills AcademyJun 2018Lifetime
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Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon Certificate for 3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo

KUKKIWON

Issue date: approximately in April 2024 · No Expiration Date

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Taekwondo Examination License B

 

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Issued Dec 2022 · Expires Dec 2026

Credential ID: DE-2021-40-A

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo SK

 

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Issued 14th May 2022 · No Expiration Date

Future Fit Training

Exercise Welfare and Health

 

Future Fit Training Ltd

Issued May 2022 · No Expiration Date

Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon Certificate for 2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo

 

KUKKIWON

Issued 14th April 2022 · No Expiration Date

UK Coaching

Safeguarding and Protecting Children – Positive Parents (version 18)

 

UK Coaching

Issued Feb 2022 · No Expiration Date

UK Coaching

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

 

UK Coaching

Issued Feb 2022 · No Expiration Date

ProTrainings Ltd

First Aid for Martial Arts Instructors Level 3 (VTQ)

 

ProTrainings

Issued Feb 2022 · Expires Feb 2025

Credential ID: 157688197361712

First Aid at Work Annual Refresher (VTQ)

 

ProTrainings

Issued Feb 2022 · Expires Feb 2023

Credential ID: 160138824366329

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

4th-degree black belt in Taekwondo UK

 

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Issued 20th November 2021 · No Expiration Date

British Taekwondo

National Dan Promotion Exam to 3rd-degree black belt

 

PremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test in accordance with British Taekwondo 

20. November 2021

TQUK

Level 2 Special Educational Needs

TQUK

Issued Oct 2021 · No Expiration Date

Certificate Number: 82541

Fit For Sport

Common Core

 

Fit For Sport

Issued Jun 2021 · No Expiration Date

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

3rd-degree black belt in Taekwondo UK

 

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Issued 23rd March 2021 · No Expiration Date

British Taekwondo

Child Protection in Sport – Time to Listen to Online Workshop

 

British Taekwondo Limited

Issued Feb 2021 · No Expiration Date

Innovate Awarding

IAO Level 2 Certificate In Principles of Business and Administration

 

Innovate Awarding

Issued Feb 2021 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: 01 Feb 2021/601/3376/4/18 Jan 1976/0/418718-1

UK Coaching

Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Online Classroom)

 

UK Coaching

Issued Dec 2020 · No Expiration Date

British Taekwondo

Class 3 Referee Refresher

 

British Taekwondo 

Issued Dec 2020 · No Expiration Date

Fab Academy

Diploma in Advanced Fitness

 

Fab Academy

Issued Sep 2020 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: 4020d0a836edb8b2403c5b7fdb425a0d

Fab Academy

Diploma in Fitness

 

Fab Academy

Issued Sep 2020 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: b08ce2feacf35cbcc72596f11cecc73e

The SPEAKup Challenge

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Coaching

 

The SPEAKup Challenge

Issued Sep 2020 · No Expiration Date

1Training.org

Level 3 Certificate in Sports Management

 

1Training.org

Issued Aug 2020 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: 33311-171178-48398

Fab Academy

Diploma in Nutrition

 

Fab Academy

Issued Aug 2020 · No Expiration Date

Sports Nutrition Crash Course

 

Udemy

Issued Aug 2020 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: UC-3d5a2e6c-2c68-4859-8d84-8e0e2d6651fb

World Taekwondo Europe

Taekwondo Europe Poomsae and Freestyle Workshop

 

World Taekwondo Europe

Issued Aug 2020 · No Expiration Date

Taekwondo Poomsae Intensive Online Course

 

Udemy

Issued Aug 2020 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: UC-be5c3b07-7ea8-471e-91d1-6ffa2df92212

OpenLearning

COVID Safe Martial Arts Instructor Certification

 

OpenLearning

Issued Jul 2020 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: VWW7M7KAN9JW3

Future Active Workforce

COVID-19 Awareness Training

 

Future Active Workforce

Issued Jul 2020 · No Expiration Date

World Taekwondo Europe

Participation Certificate – WT Coach Certification Course [Level I] on the 6th + 7th of July 2020

 

World Taekwondo Europe

Issued Jul 2020 · No Expiration Date

UK Coaching

Safeguarding Adults

UK Coaching

Issued Apr 2020 · No Expiration Date

British Taekwondo

Safeguarding in Sport – Level 2

 

EduCare / British Taekwondo

Issued Mar 2020 · No Expiration Date

British Taekwondo

Certificate of Participation as a National Poomsae Judge at the British Taekwondo National Poomsae Championships at the University of Worcester 30th of November + 1st of December 2019

 

British Taekwondo Limited

Issued Dec 2019 · No Expiration Date

UK Coaching

Inspiring Positive Behaviour in Sport

 

UK Coaching

Issued Oct 2019 · No Expiration Date

Oplex Careers

Level 3 Award in Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults

 

Oplex Careers

Issued Oct 2019 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: 157106599126849

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Sports Psychology Diploma

 

Elearncollege Ltd

Issued Oct 2019 · No Expiration Date

Future Fit Training

Nutrition Masterclass: Eat to gain

 

Future Fit Training Ltd

Issued Sep 2019 · No Expiration Date

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Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

 

1st4sport Learning

 

Issued May 2019 · No Expiration Date

Future Fit Training

Healthy Active Lifestyle Programming

 

Future Fit Training Ltd

Issued May 2019 · No Expiration Date

Active IQ

Level 2 Certificate in Leading Health-Related Activity Sessions

 

Active IQ

Issued May 2019 · No Expiration Date

Credential ID: 1028467

New Skills Academy

CHILD PROTECTION IN SPORT CERTIFICATE

 

New Skills Academy

Issued Jan 2019 · No Expiration Date

Future Fit Training

Childhood Nutrition and Obesity Prevention

 

Future Fit Training Ltd

Issued Jan 2019 · No Expiration Date

UK Coaching

How to Coach: Plan, Do, Review

 

UK Coaching

Issued Jan 2019 · No Expiration Date

Kukkiwon

Kukkiwon Certificate – 1st-degree black belt in Taekwondo

 

KUKKIWON

Issued 14th December 2018 · No Expiration Date

Fit For Sport

Common Core (HALP)

 

Fit For Sport

Issued Dec 2018 · No Expiration Date

Fit For Sport

Safeguarding Awareness (HALP)

 

Fit For Sport

Issued Dec 2018 · No Expiration Date

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Taekwondo Examination B-License

 

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Issued Mar 2021 · Expires Dec 2023

Credential ID: DE-2021-40-A

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

2nd-degree black belt in Taekwondo UK

Independent Taekwondo Organisation

Issued 23rd March 2021 · Expires Dec 2023

Credential ID: DE-2021-40-A

ProTrainings

Martial Arts First Aid

 

ProTrainings Europe Ltd

Issued Oct 2019 · Expired Oct 2022

Credential ID: 157072131661712

British Taekwondo

National Dan Promotion Exam to 2nd degree black belt

 

PremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test in accordance with British Taekwondo 

28. September 2019

Prestige Safety Ltd

QA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (RQF)

 

PRESTIGE SAFETY SERVICES

Issued Jun 2019 · Expired Jun 2021

British Taekwondo

Class 3 National Poomsae Referee

 

British Taekwondo Limited

Issued Mar 2019 · Expired Sep 2022

British Taekwondo

Certified British Taekwondo Instructor

 

British Taekwondo Limited

Issued Nov 2018 · Expired Nov 2021

New Skills Academy

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN CERTIFICATE

 

New Skills Academy

Issued Oct 2018 · No Expiration Date

NCC Education

Safeguarding Children and Young People (NCC)

 

NCC Education

Issued Oct 2018 · No Expiration Date

British Taekwondo

National Dan Promotion Exam to 1st degree black belt

 

PremierKi Taekwondo Promotion Test in accordance with British Taekwondo 

29. September 2018

New Skills Academy

LEVEL 3 FITNESS DIPLOMA (PERSONAL TRAINER / FITNESS INSTRUCTOR)

 

New Skills Academy

Issued Jun 2018 · No Expiration Date

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