Bob Harrison joins board to help steer charity through digital transformation

Bob Harrison, has been appointed to the board of trustees at Central YMCA – which includes the awarding organisation YMCA Awards as an operating division.

Harrison brings a wealth of experience to the role, having been chief examiner at vocational education specialists City and Guilds for 12 years, and a member of the Ministerial Educational Technology Action Group. He was also a member of FELTAG, whose breakthrough report on learning technology has helped to shape further education’s digital future. Bob was recently announced as a judge at the prestigious Stanford University education technology expo in the USA.


Hooked on Learning Technology - From Challenge to Success

On 24th September 2015, we’re delighted to be hosting a Digital Learning Symposium at Jisc’s offices in London. The event is to encourage discussion around the use of digital technology for learning, and the hooks that engage and stimulate learners to succeed. We'll also be showcasing support that is available free of charge.

The event also links to our eLearning report, coming soon following research and meetings with learners and providers.

Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA is supporting our work in digital learning and comments,


YMCA Awards secures SFA funding for popular qualifications

YMCA Awards (previously CYQ) is delighted to announce SFA funding approval for the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (500/8269/3) and the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness (501/0519/X).

YMCA Awards is proud to add these two popular qualifications to their already impressive list of qualifications (from Level 1 to Level 4) that allow centres to draw down funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA).