CYQ delighted to announce two new senior appointments

CYQ has announced the appointments of Helen Hayes as Head of Products and Services, and Craig Potter as Head of Commercial.

Both Helen and Craig will bring a wealth of relevant experience to their new roles, which will benefit the wider leisure training industry.

As a leading awarding organisation in the active leisure sector, CYQ, has responded to challenges in the education environment by making these key appointments to its senior management team.

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AoC Sport in the Curriculum Conference

CYQ’s Martin Petch and Amanda Smallman attended the AoC Sport in the Curriculum Conference at Loughborough University on Tuesday 27 January.
 
During round table discussions, Martin and Amanda spoke with around 30 colleges . Feedback included ideas for master-class CPD sessions, a "Centre of Excellence" system to recognise outstanding providers and a request for training products to assist learners in using social media. This feedback will be discussed as CYQ begin to develop their functional plans for the coming financial year.
 
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YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Training Sessions

The aim of this qualification is to provide those learners who already possess a valid fitness instructor qualification with the additional knowledge; understanding and skills required to plan and instruct group circuit training sessions.

The content therefore reflects the competencies required to become a safe and effective group circuit training instructor.

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification: 

Structure: 

Mandatory units

Credits GLH
Planning group circuit training sessions 4 24
Instructing group circuit training sessions 6 37

 

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequistes 

Learners need to have achieved all of the following pre-requisite units:

  • A/600/9017 - Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • H/600/9013 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • M/600/9015 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • T/600/9016 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • Coursework
  • Practical examination
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

Visit our fees page to see our qualification and resource prices.

 

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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise)
  • YMCA Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training
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YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy

A Level 3 sports massage therapist’s role includes planning, providing and evaluating sports massage treatments. Treatments can be carried out for pre-, post- and inter-event, maintenance and restorative purposes, using a range of basic massage techniques. Scope of practice is restricted to working on dysfunctional tissue and excludes working on recent acute injuries or pre-existing conditions.

Structure: 

Mandatory units

Credits GLH
Anatomy and physiology for sports massage 10 70
Principles of health and fitness 3 20
Professional practice in sports massage 5 30
Understand the principles of soft tissue dysfunction 3 15
Sports massage treatments 16 90

 

Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • none

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • MCT theory paper
  • Workbook
  • Worksheets
  • Observed treatment session (x3)
Fees and resources: 

Our fair and transparent pricing policy makes it simple for you to understand what you pay.

Visit our fees page to see our qualification and resource prices.

 

Print resources
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Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record
  • Assessment Workbook

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Awards Level 4 Certificate in Sports Massage Therapy
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FELTAG response

Some centres will already be aware of the recommendation by the Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG) that publicly funded courses from September 2015 are supported by a minimum of 10% wholly-online learning. Their recommendation is also that this requirement increases to 50% from September 2017.

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Applications welcome for Bursary

The Basil Scott Training Bursary was established in 2011 to provide free training opportunities for young people and volunteers. Successful applicants are offered access to YMCA training courses and qualifications up to the value of £10,000 per annum. The bursary is aimed at assisting those who would otherwise be unable to afford additional professional training, and seeks to encourage volunteering and to support those seeking employment using newly gained skills.

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CYQ Customer Survey 2014

This year’s customer survey indicates that 96.5% of CYQ centres would recommend CYQ to another training provider, which is fantastic news! However, there is always room for improvement. CYQ has listened to what you have to say and we can now tell you about some of the useful changes to be implemented over the coming months following your feedback

External theory exams

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