Points make new relationships possible!
YMCA Awards is always looking for new, creative and innovative ways of supporting our customers, and we are very pleased to announce that YMCA Awards have now partnered with CIMSPA to offer CPD points on all programmes that gain endorsement approval. Centres with quality CPD programmes can now endorse their programmes with us and gain points.
Benefits of this offer are:
· Courses listed on the CIMSPA training and events directory and displayed to CIMSPA members and partners.
We’re delighted to share some great news with you about three of our most popular qualifications. We now have brand new manuals available to support the delivery of:
YMCA Level 1 Award in Fitness and Physical Activity.
YMCA Level 1 Award in Body Image and the Relationship to Wellbeing
YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates
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
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?
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.