The original health and fitness awarding organisation
Central YMCA Qualifications was launched in 1998 as the UK's first awarding organisation to specialise in health and fitness qualifications. A professional qualification from YMCA Awards became the first nationally recognised measure of skills for those working in the health and fitness sector and remains the ‘gold standard’ for both students and employers.
We launched the first nationally recognised qualifications in a wide range of disciplines including:
- Personal Training
- Advanced Gym Instructor
- Exercise Referral
- Mat Pilates
- Instructing Health Related Exercise for Children
- Chair-Based Exercise for the Frailer Older Person
In 2015, CYQ changed its name to YMCA Awards, and today YMCA Awards works with a range of training providers, colleges, employers and universities, and remains one of the UK's leading awarding organisations offering a wide range of qualifications and learning resources.