• Posted: 16 September 2015
    On 24th September 2015, we’re delighted to be hosting a Digital Learning Symposium at Jisc’s offices in London. The event is to encourage discussion around the use of digital technology for learning, and the hooks that engage and stimulate learners to succeed. We'll also be showcasing support that...
  • Posted: 11 September 2015
    YMCA Awards training days are a fantastic way to get support in delivering your qualifications, and we’re always looking at how to improve them. We recently received the following invaluable feedback from you on our standardisation training days: Accessibility of courses – you need more localised...
  • Posted: 28 July 2015
    We are pleased to announce that we now have 29 qualifications approved for funding in 2015/16.  The latest additions are: YMCA Level 1 Award in Employability and Personal Development (QCF) - approved June 2015 YMCA Level 1 Award for Young Health Champions (QCF) YMCA Level 1 Diploma in Introduction...
  • Posted: 07 July 2015
    Cuts to further education budgets are putting at risk initiatives designed to tackle UK obesity, inactivity and resulting health problems warns YMCA Awards, one of the UK’s leading providers of qualifications for fitness professionals. New research commissioned by YMCA Awards shows that there will...
  • Posted: 30 June 2015
    "Hooked on Learning Technology - From Challenge to Success" symposiumThursday 24 September 2015, 10am - 4pmBrettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN Join speakers from Jisc, YMCA Awards, Reading College, WAMEdu and South Staffordshire College to: discuss how learning technology can...
  • Posted: 17 June 2015
    Youngsters across the UK are being armed with essential skills to enable them to deliver healthy lifestyle messages to their peers, in an initiative by leading awarding body YMCA Awards, which attempts to tackle a number of issues, including childhood obesity, drug abuse, and the rise of sexually...
  • Posted: 01 June 2015
    YMCA Awards (previously CYQ) is delighted to announce SFA funding approval for the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (500/8269/3) and the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (501/0519/X). YMCA Awards is proud to add these two popular qualifications to their already...
  • Posted: 11 May 2015
    As of 1 June 2015, in order to better reflect the wider learning system and structure, and to harness the internationally recognised brand, YMCA Awards will become the new name for CYQ. Why rebrand? Simplicity. Clarity. A stronger brand. That’s the idea behind our new identity. Market research...
  • Posted: 04 March 2015
    CYQ has announced the appointments of Helen Hayes as Head of Products and Services, and Craig Potter as Head of Commercial. Both Helen and Craig will bring a wealth of relevant experience to their new roles, which will benefit the wider leisure training industry. As a leading awarding organisation...
  • Posted: 03 February 2015
    CYQ’s Martin Petch and Amanda Smallman attended the AoC Sport in the Curriculum Conference at Loughborough University on Tuesday 27 January.   During round table discussions, Martin and Amanda spoke with around 30 colleges . Feedback included ideas for master-class CPD sessions, a "Centre of...

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