Posted: 20 July 2017
One of the biggest challenges faced in the UK today is encouraging people to get off their sofas and become more active. Almost one third of adults fail to meet the minimum level of activity recommended; whilst almost one in five children are classified as obese by the time they leave primary...
Posted: 27 June 2017
We constantly refresh and revise our qualifications to make sure they meet industry requirements and our own high standards. From 1 October 2017 we are replacing the Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work qualifications with new, improved versions to bring them up to date with the latest...
Posted: 09 June 2017
We’re thrilled to let you know that we will soon be launching our Level 2 Mandatory Units assessment workbook in Y-Mark, our pioneering digital auto-marking online resource. And to help you keep your options open, it will also be available in a paper-based format to download and print.
Posted: 09 June 2017
YMCA Awards are delighted to announce that our Chair-based exercise manual is now available.
This new edition to our portfolio explores:
• The values and principles of adult social care, current perspectives and benefits
• The value of chair-based exercise with frailer older adults and...
Posted: 31 May 2017
Lady Andrée Deane-Barron returns to the helm of YMCA Awards
At the beginning of May, Andrée Deane-Barron took over the leadership of YMCA Awards. Andree is a fitness education sector expert with three published books and an extensive career history. Over the course of a highly successful career as...
Posted: 24 May 2017
We conducted a study with 26 further education centres to find out about the key issues faced by centres today. We wanted to understand their concerns for the future, any obstacles blocking the efficiency of their delivery, as well as their attitude towards digital. The general consensus reveals...
Posted: 12 May 2017
Please note that the following qualifications are being withdrawn:
Last date learners can register
Certification End date
Level 1 Award in Business Administration
Level 1 Certificate in Business...
Posted: 09 March 2017
By Rob May, YMCA Awards Director.
The Chancellor’s spring budget includes a glaring oversight. The pledge to pump £500 million into the introduction of new so-called ‘T-Levels’ – technical qualifications, as an alternative to A-Levels for 16 to 19-year-olds means that classroom-based vocational...
Posted: 02 August 2016
The Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) recently issued a Post-16 Skills Plan which sets the scene for what will be a far-reaching reform of the skills system.
The Skills Plan takes the recommendations made by an Independent Panel on Technical Education (commissioned in November...
Posted: 20 July 2016
21 students from across the UK competed at Loughborough University’s Holywell Fitness Centre, in a bid to become one of the 14 WorldSkills UK Fitness Trainer Competition finalists for 2016. 12 Gym Instructors and nine Personal Trainers competed and all demonstrated their skills, knowledge and...