• Posted: 09 June 2017
    We’re thrilled to let you know that we will soon be launching our Level 2 Mandatory Units assessment workbook in Y-Mark, our pioneering digital auto-marking online resource. And to help you keep your options open, it will also be available in a paper-based format to download and print. Full...
  • Posted: 09 June 2017
    YMCA Awards are delighted to announce that our Chair-based exercise manual is now available.   This new edition to our portfolio explores:  •    The values and principles of adult social care, current perspectives and benefits •    The value of chair-based exercise with frailer older adults and...
  • Posted: 31 May 2017
    Lady Andrée Deane-Barron returns to the helm of YMCA Awards At the beginning of May, Andrée Deane-Barron took over the leadership of YMCA Awards. Andree is a fitness education sector expert with three published books and an extensive career history. Over the course of a highly successful career as...
  • Posted: 24 May 2017
    We conducted a study with 26 further education centres to find out about the key issues faced by centres today. We wanted to understand their concerns for the future, any obstacles blocking the efficiency of their delivery, as well as their attitude towards digital.  The general consensus reveals...
  • Posted: 12 May 2017
    Please note that the following qualifications are being withdrawn: Qualification Number Qualification Title Last date learners can register Certification End date 601/6906/10 Level 1 Award in Business Administration 31/08/17 31/08/19 601/6716/6 Level 1 Certificate in Business...
  • Posted: 09 March 2017
    By Rob May, YMCA Awards Director. The Chancellor’s spring budget includes a glaring oversight. The pledge to pump £500 million into the introduction of new so-called ‘T-Levels’ – technical qualifications, as an alternative to A-Levels for 16 to 19-year-olds means that classroom-based vocational...
  • Posted: 02 August 2016
    The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) recently issued a Post-16 Skills Plan which sets the scene for what will be a far-reaching reform of the skills system. The Skills Plan takes the recommendations made by an Independent Panel on Technical Education (commissioned in November...
  • Posted: 20 July 2016
    21 students from across the UK competed at Loughborough University’s Holywell Fitness Centre, in a bid to become one of the 14 WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition finalists for 2016. 12 Gym Instructors and nine Personal Trainers competed and all demonstrated their skills, knowledge and...
  • Posted: 19 July 2016
    In an ever expanding industry and such a fast-paced field, it can seem like a mammoth task to start a new business and most importantly, achieve longevity. But despite a crowded market, there are still many opportunities to make it happen. Here are my top five insights to help you get started with...
  • Posted: 09 May 2016
    YMCA Awards has earned a reputation for pushing boundaries. Hardly surprising when you consider that we’re part of a movement which has been at the forefront of social policy reforms for more than 175 years. A movement which has often challenged conventional thinking, and at times taken...

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