CYQ and the QCF


In simple terms, all of our qualifications will be changing over the next two years. We are committed to being a QCF ready awarding body and migrating our current qualifications onto the QCF is well underway. To date, we have:

Policies and procedures

Anatomy for Exercise DVD

This interactive DVD for exercise professionals combines 3D images, animations and text allowing you to explore how the human body works from the inside out. Covering the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and respiratory systems, you can bring the human body to life:

Training and events



What is the QCF?

This is a time of unprecedented change in the world of qualifications; work is well under way to populate the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) with significant repercussions for awarding bodies and learning providers alike.

The QCF is replacing the current National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It will in essence be a databank of units; each unit will be allocated credits (one credit per 10 hours of learning), and then units will be combined to create qualifications.

Data protection statement


This is a statement outlining how YMCA Awards meets its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act"). The statement is subject to regular review to reflect, for example, changes to legislation or to the structure or policies of YMCA Awards. The statement is made available to all staff who are expected to apply it.

Find a YMCA Awards centre


Approved centres across the UK and internationally

Use the menu on the left to search for your nearest YMCA Awards by name or region. To search for centres offering a specific qualification, enter the qualification title into the search bar at the top of the page.

Please note: Centres are approved to deliver the qualifications listed on their page. They may not be currently running those qualifications. Please contact the centre directly to find out about course availability.