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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.

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 contribute to the active leisure, learning and wellbeing sector.

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

  • submission of all requested evidence
  • quality assurance of provision
  • standard of teaching, coaching or instruction
  • robust assessment methods (where relevant)
  • quality of 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; reviewing content, structure 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 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 talk through your requirements and maximise the impact that endorsements can have on your business.

CIMSPA Development CPD Points

YMCA Awards have partnered with CIMSPA to provide the opportunity for centres to obtain both YMCA Awards Endorsed status and CIMSPA Development CPD points.  To take advantage of this partnership offer centres must first have their course endorsed by YMCA Awards, YMCA Awards will then forward the application to CIMSPA for CIMSPA Development CPD approval.

There is an annual charge of £250 plus VAT payable to CIMSPA for this offer.  Further information about the benefits and cost savings this offer provides can be found here

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