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Give your CPD programmes the competitive edge 


YMCA Awards can endorse your organisation's Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programmes, to give them a quality mark from an internationally recognised and leading awarding organisation. YMCA Awards endorsement is suitable for all types of CPD from training courses and workshops, to seminars and masterclasses.

Endorsement allows you to realise extra value from your existing training programmes by providing evidence of the high standards of teaching, resources and support that you meet. For training providers this can allow you to differentiate your products in the market and boost learner numbers and success rates. For employers with in-house CPD programmes endorsement evidences your commitment to investing in high quality training and people development, reducing staff turnover and increasing morale.

We provide all of our clients with access to professional experts, who can share information on training best practice and work in partnership with you to support your organisation’s ongoing development and ambitions.

We would like to make it clear that endorsement of CPD programmes does not constitute a regulated qualification. YMCA Awards endorsed programmes should therefore not be confused with any regulated YMCA Awards qualifications or those of another Awarding Organisation.

Endorsement is available for existing YMCA Awards approved training providers and non-YMCA Awards approved organisations whose activities fall under National Occupational Standards and in the wider context of the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector.

The outcome on an endorsement application is determined by the following factors:

  • submission of all requested evidence
  • appropriate quality assurance methods
  • high standards of teaching, coaching or instruction
  • robust assessment methods (where relevant)
  • high quality resources (products, services, promotional and marketing material, where appropriate)
  • the requested application falls within the scope of the industry or sector and does not replicate or confuse with an existing regulated qualification

Once we’ve received your application, we’ll work closely with you to understand your delivery model and review the content, delivery processes and resources. Where applicable, we’ll suggest ways you could further enhance these through discussions with our highly experienced teams.

As your learners complete their programmes we’ll issue certificates which evidence their success and for no extra charge we can dual brand these with your organisation’s logo.

Endorsement options and fees

Application fees (one-off)
Initial application review £150
Content review: one programme up to 30 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) (lasting up to one week) £250
Content review: one programme between 31 and 60 GLH (lasting up to two weeks) £500
Content review: one programme between 61 and 100 GLH (lasting up to three weeks) £750
External Quality Assurance Evaluation Visit (where required) £250
Ongoing fees
External Quality Assurance visit / review (annual) £250
Registration / certification fee per learner £10
Annual endorsed centre renewal £400
Replacement certificate fee £5

Endorsement contracts last for one year from the date of issue and must be renewed annually.

If you are interested in applying for YMCA Awards Endorsement please download a copy of the relevant application form. Alternatively, if you would like to discuss endorsement options feel free to contact us at and one of our Business Managers will be more than happy to talk through your requirements and maximise the impact that endorsements can have on your business.


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