Level 2 Mandatory Units Assessment Workbook

Following our first notification of the Assessment Workbooks introduction back in the June eNews, we are now pleased to announce the official launch of our Level 2 Mandatory Units Assessment Workbook.  The assessment workbook is available in the following formats:

• Paper-based document (download and print)

• Y-Mark (auto-marking) via Moodle.
  

There are two sections to the Assessment Workbook:

• Workbook 1 - Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment

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REMINDER: Updated Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work qualifications

Back in July 2017 we told you about the changes to our first aid qualifications.  Here is a quick reminder to ensure you are ready for 1 October 2017.
 
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?

YMCA Awards launch exciting new qualifications in Sport, Increasing Participation and Stewarding

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.

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Y-Mark has been nominated for FAB Award Innovation of the year for 2017

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.

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Do you need to cover the ‘Prevent Duty’ in your training programme?

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: 

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Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebell Training Sessions

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 
•Multi-planar 
 
Thanks to your feedback, this small change will make a big difference to the quality of learning on the course.  
 

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Do you need to cover the ‘Prevent Duty’ in your training programme?

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

Our plan to boost UK activity levels: fantastic new YMCA Awards qualifications in sport, leisure and recreation

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?

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Coming soon: Updated Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work qualifications

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?

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