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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:

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.