Posted: 19 July 2016
In an ever expanding industry and such a fast-paced field, it can seem like a mammoth task to start a new business and most importantly, achieve longevity. But despite a crowded market, there are still many opportunities to make it happen.
Here are my top five insights to help you get started with...
Posted: 09 May 2016
YMCA Awards has earned a reputation for pushing boundaries. Hardly surprising when you consider that we’re part of a movement which has been at the forefront of social policy reforms for more than 175 years. A movement which has often challenged conventional thinking, and at times taken...
Posted: 29 April 2016
Leading awarding organisation YMCA Awards will be sponsoring the Association of College Sport (AOC Sport) Fitness Trainer Competition for Gym Instructors in 2016. YMCA Awards originally set up the Fitness Trainer Competition to showcase high standards of Fitness Instructors & Personal Trainers...
Posted: 11 February 2016
Last week saw the news that FE colleges may be able to sell assets and reinvest the proceeds in technology; see here for more information. The debate on social media afterwards suggests there’s a bigger policy discussion needed here.
It’s an interesting development because it crosses a line –...
Posted: 04 January 2016
Bob Harrison joins board to help steer charity through digital transformation
Bob Harrison, has been appointed to the board of trustees at Central YMCA – which includes the awarding organisation YMCA Awards as an operating division.
Harrison brings a wealth of experience to the role, having been...
Posted: 02 December 2015
Training providers delivering exceptional quality in the leisure sector will be recognised in a new initiative from YMCA Awards, ‘Platinum Partners’, which aims to help employers and learners quickly identify training providers dedicated to offering high quality courses, amidst the hundreds of...
Posted: 02 November 2015
We’re thrilled to be offering an eLearning course to support the knowledge unit Understanding the Principles and Practices of Internally Assuring the Quality of Assessment needed to achieve Level 4 IQA qualifications.
If you’re studying for an IQA qualification or you want to refresh what you know...
Posted: 02 November 2015
We’re excited to be launching an eLearning course to support the knowledge unit Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment needed to achieve Level 3 assessor qualifications.
If you’re studying for an assessor qualification or you just want to refresh your knowledge of quality...
Posted: 26 October 2015
We are delighted to announce that Y-Go, the pioneering new app for YMCA Awards learners, has won Innovation of the Year at this year’s Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards!
Up against tough competition in a difficult category, we thank Judges from the British Council (sponsors of the award...
Posted: 16 October 2015
How can we expect to keep up with the millennials, those tech-savvy digital natives, the uber-connected Generation Ys? We don’t even know what to call them, never mind how to engage them!
According to digital thought leader, Chris Woods, in his keynote speech at Leisure Industry Week 2015, these...