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.
We are delighted to announce that Y-Go, the pioneering new app for YMCA Awards learners, has won Innovation of the Year at this year’s Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Awards!
How can we expect to keep up with the millennials, those tech-savvy digital natives, the uber-connected Generation Ys? We don’t even know what to call them, never mind how to engage them!
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 training days are a fantastic way to get support in delivering your qualifications, and we’re always looking at how to improve them. We recently received the following invaluable feedback from you on our standardisation training days:
We are pleased to announce that we now have 29 qualifications approved for funding in 2015/16.
The latest additions are:
"Hooked on Learning Technology - From Challenge to Success" symposium
Thursday 24 September 2015, 10am - 4pm
Brettenham House, 5 Lancaster Place, London, WC2E 7EN
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).
As of 1 June 2015, in order to better reflect the wider learning system and structure, and to harness the internationally recognised brand, YMCA Awards will become the new name for CYQ.
Simplicity. Clarity. A stronger brand. That’s the idea behind our new identity.