About YMCA Awards

YMCA Awards – formerly Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) –launched in 1998, becoming the first UK awarding organisation to specialise in health and fitness qualifications.

YMCA Awards is part of Central YMCA – the world’s first YMCA – a national charity that’s been helping people make positive changes in their lives since 1844.

We’re experts in education, health and wellbeing with over 20 years’ experience developing UK-regulated and globally-recognised qualifications.

We work closely with industry experts, employers and training providers to make sure that our products and services deliver life-changing opportunities. With over half a million qualifications awarded, 300,000 people have advanced their career with YMCA Awards.