We're delighted to announce that on September 1st 2017 we launched our high quality, nationally recognised qualifications in Sport, Increasing Participation, Working with People with Disabilities, and Stewarding – at Levels 1, 2 and 3. These fantastic new qualifications are aimed at equipping learners with the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to keep themselves and others fit, active and healthy.
Y-Mark, Y-Go and our online learning games have all been recognised for their contribution to driving innovation in the sector
On the 19th October 2017, YMCA Awards will be at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards ceremony with our fingers crossed that our Y-Mark digital marking platform can claim the title of Innovation of the Year. However, if we are lucky enough to be chosen, it won’t be the first time that we have been recognised for our commitment to driving innovation and change within the sector.
For those centres who need to cover the ‘Prevent Duty’ the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) have launched Side by Side, the Prevent duty online modules are for learners across the FE and training sector. These are DfE funded so can be used free of charge. You can access the modules at www.etflearners.org.uk.
There are four modules:
We’re pleased to share some great news with you about our YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training Sessions qualification. We’ve listened to your feedback, and we’ve changed the assessment requirements, as requested, to include two key movement variations that learners must now incorporate into their training sessions:
•Unilateral and bi lateral
Thanks to your feedback, this small change will make a big difference to the quality of learning on the course.
For those centres who need to cover the ‘Prevent Duty’ the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) have launched Side by Side, the Prevent duty online modules are for learners across the FE and training sector. These are DfE funded so can be used free of charge.
There are four modules:
- Radicalisation and extremism
- Online safety
- What can you trust?
- British values
You can access the modules at www.etflearners.org.uk.
One of the biggest challenges faced in the UK today is encouraging people to get off their sofas and become more active. Almost one third of adults fail to meet the minimum level of activity recommended; whilst almost one in five children are classified as obese by the time they leave primary school. With obesity levels on the rise, how can we tackle these worrying trends?
We constantly refresh and revise our qualifications to make sure they meet industry requirements and our own high standards. From 1 October 2017 we are replacing the Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work qualifications with new, improved versions to bring them up to date with the latest guidelines.
What’s the difference between the old qualifications and the new versions?
We’re thrilled to let you know that we will soon be launching our Level 2 Mandatory Units assessment workbook in Y-Mark, our pioneering digital auto-marking online resource. And to help you keep your options open, it will also be available in a paper-based format to download and print.
YMCA Awards are delighted to announce that our Chair-based exercise manual is now available.
This new edition to our portfolio explores:
• The values and principles of adult social care, current perspectives and benefits
• The value of chair-based exercise with frailer older adults and disabled adults
• How to plan, deliver and reflect on providing chair based exercise with individuals and groups
+ much more - a real must for everyone studying and wanting to refresh knowledge.
Lady Andrée Deane-Barron returns to the helm of YMCA Awards