International fees

Centre approval (excluding expenses)


Ongoing centre approval (annual) 

Free of charge

Additional qualification approval


Additional External Quality Assurance visits (excluding expenses) 

£500 (per visit)


Customer charter

Terms and conditions

1. YMCA Awards offers the YMCA Awards websites to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of this agreement. Your use of the YMCA Awards websites constitutes your acceptance of this agreement.

2. How YMCA Awards may modify this agreement

Privacy and Cookies

We are committed to keeping your data safe and secure and handling it in accordance with our legal obligations. 

Our Privacy Policy sets out in detail the purposes for which we process your personal data, who we share it with, what rights you have in relation to that data and everything else we think it’s important for you to know.



International recognition

YMCA Awards is not only the UK's leading awarding body, but is fast gaining recognition and respect across the World. YMCA Awards has centres based in a number of European countries, the United Arab Emirates, India and South Africa.

Gaining a CYQ approved fitness qualification enables individuals to join the UK Register of Exercise Professionals, opening up job opportunities in the UK and, through the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPs), Australia and New Zealand.



YMCA Awards offers a comprehensive range of high quality resources for tutors and learners including:

  • Syllabuses and assessment paperwork
  • Manuals
  • Workbooks
  • Candidate Assessment Records
  • eLearning
  • eAssessment
  • DVDs

Click on the menu to find out more about our eResources or click on the images below to preview our paper based resources.



Join the UK's leading health and fitness awarding body

Offering a YMCA Awards qualification is a signal to potential students wanting to work in the health and fitness industry that your centre provides highly respected qualifications, backed by industry experts.

Relevant qualifications

Along with establishing qualifications in new areas, YMCA Awards continually check and review content, syllabus and resources ensuring they remain industry relevant.

Respected and recognised



Your passport to a successful career in health and fitness

YMCA Awards is the UK's leading health and fitness specific awarding body and is a trusted name that enjoys widespread respect within the fitness industry. YMCA Awards qualifications are designed for people taking their first steps in the health and fitness industry or for those already working in the industry wishing to progress their careers'. So far, over 200,000 people have chosen a YMCA Awards qualification to launch or progress their career.