Posted: 28 April 2020
Ofqual consultation on the assessment and grading of vocational and technical qualifications; how this affects you and what you can do
Earlier this month, we shared CIMPSA’s policy on delaying summative practical assessment for Gym and Personal Training qualifications while gyms and leisure...
Posted: 27 March 2020
Today, we’re updating customers on changes and progress since our communication last Friday.
Temporary suspension of external assessment
As a result of social distancing rules, we do not feel it is currently possible to safely complete invigilated assessments without breaching our External...
Posted: 20 March 2020
We wrote to you last week to say that we were aware that you will have been reviewing your business continuity procedures to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19. We understand many of our customers are now in a position where they are implementing those procedures and making decisions that...
Posted: 11 March 2020
We are aware that many of our customers are currently reviewing their business continuity procedures to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19. We’ve been doing the same and, although we do not currently plan to make any changes to our services, we are continuing to monitor advice from the...
Posted: 04 March 2020
On Friday 28th February 2020, 21 – year-old Lee Wainwright from Chester was the first ever apprentice in the country to pass the all-new ‘YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Trainer End-Point Assessment’ (EPA) at Cheshire College South and West.
The new Level 3 PT EPA replaces the former PT NVQ, which...
Posted: 27 February 2020
Today we’re outline plans to streamline our qualification portfolio and to provide you with a more focused offering.
This follows a number of activities aimed at ensuring our qualifications contain up to date content that meets the demands of employers and enable learners to progress. As a...
Posted: 04 April 2019
Providing a fresh and inspiring way for learners to absorb information, we’re excited to announce the launch of our brand-new Exercise Referral eLearning!
Designed to support blended delivery of the Level 3 Professional Practice for Exercise Referral Instructors (Y/503/7493) and Level 4...
Posted: 18 February 2019
The new ‘Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)’ has been launched by YMCA Awards.
Previously, strength and conditioning (S&C) training qualifications were only accessed by an exclusive group of elite athletic, football and professional sports club coaches...
Posted: 13 November 2018
We are delighted to announce that Paula Wells, former Operations Director of fitness education provider - Premier Global NASM, joined YMCA Awards on 22nd October as our new Director.
Regarded as the international gold standard in the active leisure sector, YMCA Awards qualifications are delivered...
Posted: 10 September 2018
As industry leaders, YMCA Awards are delighted to announce that, as a registered End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we are now able to offer End-Point Assessment (EPA) for the Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager Standard.
This is the first standard in our plan, with more to come over the coming...