• Posted: 21 July 2021
    Advice for English therapists only – further advice will follow for the other countries as it is released. As per the latest Government Guidelines, the formal and legally required restrictions will be removed from 19th July 2021 and the onus will be upon personal responsibility for ongoing...
  • Posted: 05 March 2021
    Whilst the continuing pandemic has led to many assessments being cancelled, on the 25 February 2021, the Government announced the policy on awarding vocational and technical qualifications in England in 2021 which included confirmation that: Where qualifications are used to demonstrate ...
  • Posted: 20 November 2020
    From Monday 23 November, customers will be able to schedule eProctored assessments, allowing remote invigilation for the first time. Remote invigilation via eProctoring allows learners to complete their YMCA Awards externally assessed exams at home without a member of centre staff overseeing the...
  • Posted: 14 August 2020
    Yesterday (Thursday 13 August) many learners across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have received results for their A Levels, BTECs, Technical Certificates and other vocational qualifications. At YMCA Awards we do not issue results for our qualifications on a specific date each year but we...
  • Posted: 12 June 2020
    */ Updated: 24 August 2020 In February, we contacted customers to outline our plans to streamline our qualification portfolio to provide a more focused offer. Following feedback and the subsequent Covid-19 outbreak, we can now share our final decisions to: extend registration and certification...
  • 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...

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