Information for Centres

YMCA Awards: a regulated awarding organisation.

As experts in education, health and wellbeing we've been developing UK-regulated and globally-recognised qualifications for 20+ years.

This page provides information for our centres including links to our systems and guidance on accessing our support resources.

Select an option from the navigation above or explore the summary below.


Quick links to YMCA Awards Systems

Use Y-Connect to:

  • register your learners with YMCA Awards and claim their achievements
  • submit requests to YMCA Awards
  • access free teaching and assessment resources.

Use XAMS to:

  • schedule external assessments for your learners
  • schedule eProctored assessments
  • view learners' external assessment results. 

Use our web shop to:

  • order print resources to support delivery including manuals, learner assessment records (LARs) and assessment workbooks.

Use our Moodle site to:

  • view the progress of your learners through Y-Mark and purchased eLearning
  • view purchased digital manuals.

Digital Certificates: DC Web

We’re excited to announce Digital Certificates Web (DC Web): our new certificate platform! DC Web replaces our Verification Portal with:

  • faster certification – digital certificates will now be available within one working day of claims being approved in Y-Connect
  • learner downloads – learners can now save copies of their digital certificates
  • smart QR codes – enabling employers and third parties to instantly verify achievement
  • greater control for centres – Super Users can now create and delete system users
  • a dedicated portal for:

DC Web for training providers allows users to:

  • view, verify and download digital certificates for their learners
  • search/find learner records.

We have set up all current super users (as of August 2022) in Y-Connect as super users in DC Web for training providers. These users can now manage their users without needing to contact us.

To access your account for the first time, simply select the forgotten password option – this will enable you to reset your password and log in.

If you’re a general user in Y-Connect and need access to DC Web please contact a super at your centre and they will be able to set up with access.

Here’s a link to the user guide.

Log in to DC Web for training providers

DC Web for learners allows users to:

  • view and download digital certificates and supporting documents
  • manage connections with third parties and share achievements
  • order reprints of documents.

All you need to register for the system is your YMCA Awards learner number. Your training provider will be able to supply you with this. If your training provider is unable to share this information, please email us at, providing:

  • the name of your training provider
  • photographic ID (usually a copy of your passport or driving licence)
  • proof of your current address (usually a utility bill dated within the past 3 month)

This enables us to verify your identity.

Here’s a link to the user guide.

Log in to DC Web for learners

DC Web for employers and third parties allows users to:

  • view and verify achievements shared by learners
  • request access from a learner to view their achievements
  • cut down on paper copies, reducing carbon footprint

You have two ways of accessing system. If a learner grants you access to their documents, then you’ll receive an email which you just need to click and follow the registration process. You can also initiate the connection yourself if it is with a known YMCA Awards learner. You just register for the system and input the learner’s details.

Here’s a link to the user guide.

Log in to DC Web for employers and third parties


Becoming a YMCA Awards Centre

To become a YMCA Awards centre, you will need to demonstrate that you have the right systems, staff and resources in place to support learners to achieve a YMCA Awards qualification. This starts with a conversation with the team who will explain our processes and requirements in more detail before providing access to our organisation approval request form.

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Other types of approval

Our approval pages provide information on adding new staff, products and sites once you have been approved. They also provides information on submitting requests for assess arrangements, reasonable adjustment and special consideration for learners.

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Teaching and assessment resources

Our approved centres can access a range of free teaching and assessment resources from Y-Connect. This includes:

  • qualification syllabuses
  • learner assessment records (LARs)
  • gap filling and bridging assessment materials
  • assessment materials for external set and internal marked invigilated assessments
  • sample assessment materials for external set and externally marked assessments.

To access these resources, log into Y-Connect and select 'Product library' from the navigation menu. You will then be able to search for the relevant product and will find the resources on the 'Documents' tab.

Log in

Request digital resources
Request print resources

Complete a digital resource request form in Y-Connect to enable your learners to access:

Learners are now automatically enrolled on Y-mark digital assessment workbooks where:

  • they are registered on a suitable qualification, and
  • we have been provided with a unique email address for the learner.

Log into Y-Connect

Visit our web shop to order the full range of YMCA Awards print resources, including:

  • Learner Assessment Records (LARs)
  • manuals
  • Y-mark print assessment workbooks




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