Information for learners

YMCA Awards: a regulated awarding organisation.

External assessments are assessments that are both set and marked by YMCA Awards.

Our external assessments can either be completed as printed exam papers or onscreen using a computer.

All external assessments must be invigilated, which means someone will supervise the assessment to ensure you're following the rules. This can either be done face-to-face with an invigilator in the same room as you or remotely using eProctoring software.


Guidance on external assessment

Face-to-face invigilation (without e-Proctoring)
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Remote invigilation
(with e-Proctoring)
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Practice papers

Your training provider can provide you copies of sample assessment materials for you to practice with. If you have access to for Y-Mark, you can also attempt our 'Have A Go' quizzes. 'Have A Go' quizzes are currently available for the following subject areas:

  • Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology
  • Level 3 Anatomy and Physiology