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The Education and Training eLearning content meets the needs of a range of trainee educators wishing to achieve a qualification that provides an introduction to teaching, whether they are currently teaching or not.

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New leader takes helm at CYQ

CYQ is delighted to announce that Rob May has been appointed as Head of CYQ. Rob, who joins on 1 September, will spearhead CYQ’s operations in support of an extensive and expanding range of colleges and training providers across the UK, as well as to diversify its provision of learning and career opportunities for young people.

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UCAS Update

YMCA Awards is delighted to announce that a selection of YMCA Awards qualifications at Level 2 and 3 will feature in the new UCAS UK Qualifications Guide which is published in September 2014. 

This is a comprehensive and authoritative guide which features those qualifications likely to be offered by applicants of all ages for entry to UK Higher Education in 2015/16.

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Certificate In Instructing Parkour/Freerunning Fitness Training

This qualification is ideal for: - fitness instructors who would like to broaden their scope - non fitness professionals who would like to enter the fitness industry but not via the conventional route of gym instructor or exercise to music instructor - Parkour sports coaches who would like to add training Parkour for fitness to their repertoire Parkour / Freerunning is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, principally through running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement. In practice it focuses on developing the fundamental attributes required for such movement, which include functional strength and fitness, balance, spatial awareness, agility, coordination, precision, control and creative vision.

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all units to achieve 27 credits)

Credit GLH
Principles of exercise, fitness and health 4 28
Anatomy and physiology for exercise 6 41
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity 2 13
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment 2 16
The principles of Parkour/Freerunning fitness 3 13
Planning Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions 4 24
Instructing Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions 6 37

Accreditation: 

REPs 20 point CPD logo

  • Allows learners entry to REPs at Level 2 - Physical Activity Advisor
  • REPs CPD points: 16
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • multiple choice examination
  • portfolio of evidence
  • practical demonstration/assignment
Fees and resources: 
Qualification fee
 Certificate In Instructing Parkour/Freerunning Fitness Training £70
Unit fee
 Principles of exercise, fitness and health £15
Anatomy and physiology for exercise £15
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity £15
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment £15
 The principles of Parkour/Freerunning fitness £15
 Planning Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions £15
Instructing Parkour/Freerunning fitness sessions £15
Online resources
Mandatory Units eLearning - hosted £59
Mandatory Units eLearning - content only From £1699
Print resources
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Progression routes: 
  • A level 3 Diploma in Parkour/Freerunning for Fitness Training is scheduled for development in 2014
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YMCA Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to the Active Leisure Sector

This qualification is targeted at engaging learners, from the age of 14 to the older adult, by providing them with the opportunity to experience different aspects of working in a sport or fitness centre.

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all mandatory units to achieve 32 credits)

Credits GLH
Sports and Leisure Facility Operations 10 60
Reception Skills 2 20
Working in an Office Setting 4 40
Introduction to Health and Safety Awareness in the Workplace 2 18
Understand the Principles of Customer Service 4 30
Understanding Employment Rights, Contracts and Pay 3 27
Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness 5 50
Developing Self 2 20

Optional units

(Learners must achieve between 5 and 12 credits from the optional units)

Credits GLH
Accommodation and Hospitality Services  5 30
Housekeeping and Guest Services 3 30
Principles of Food Safety when Providing Food and Drinks for Individuals 2 15
Food Service 3 30
Understanding Sales 1 10
Principles of Marketing 3 30
Salon Reception Duties 3 22
Assist with Facial Skin Care Treatments 4 40
Hand Care 3 30
An Induction to Childcare 3 30
Handling Stock in a Retail Environment 2 20

 

Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • none

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
  • practical demonstration/assignment
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

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
  • YMCA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Introductory Work in the Outdoors
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Customer Service

 

 

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New multiple-choice test papers

As a result of two recent reviews, CYQ is introducing new multiple-choice test papers across all qualifications.

  • Review of assessment policy and procedures for multiple-choice tests against the new Ofqual Conditions of Recognition

The ‘review of core Level 2 and 3 qualifications’ has resulted in a series of new multiple-choice tests that map precisely to the units, and the contents have been subject to a thorough quality check to ensure that they meet best-practice guidelines in multiple-choice-test item writing.

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YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Gym-Based Exercise)

This qualification is aimed at learners wishing to become a Personal Trainer, but who do not already hold the pre-requisite of Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise).

Structure: 

Mandatory units
(Learners must complete all units to achieve 52 credits)

Credits GLH
Principles of exercise, fitness and health 4 28
Anatomy and physiology for exercise 6 41
Planning gym-based exercise 4 23
Instructing gym-based exercise 6 37
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity 2 13
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment 2 16
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health 6 43
Programming personal training with clients 7 47
Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme 6 40
Delivering personal training sessions 9 58

 

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • eAssessment
  • multiple choice examination
  • portfolio of evidence
  • 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.

 

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

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • YMCA Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Personal Training
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YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Promoting Health and Wellness

This qualification is aimed at individuals wanting to pursue a career in the sport, health and wellness in the health, fitness and active leisure sectors. This qualification will suit individuals who want to become fitness instructors and/or health/wellness advisers. It is suitable for those considering employment/self-employment in different settings: health and fitness clubs and the wider community.

Learners will cover:

Knowledge and understanding relating to the qualification:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete all mandatory units to achieve 40 credits)

Credits GLH
Principles of exercise, fitness and health 4 28
Anatomy and physiology for exercise 6 41
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity 2 13
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment 2 16
Engaging communities in physical activity 1 10
Plan and prepare a walking session 2 10
Lead a walking session 2 16
Food groups and digestion 2 13
Diet and nutrition for healthy living 3 17
Delivery of effective customer service 6 50
Know how to promote health for wellness 5 35
Utilising enterprise skills 5 40

 

(Learners must complete 1 of the following pathways to achieve a minimum of 9 credits)
Pathway 1 (gym based)
Instructing gym-based exercise 6 37
Planning gym-based exercise 4 23
Pathway 2 (circuits)
Planning group circuit training sessions 4 24
Instructing group circuit training sessions 6 37
Pathway 3 (exercise to music)
Planning group exercise to music sessions 4 24
Instructing group exercise to music 6 37
Pathway 4 (children)
Planning health related exercise and physical activity for children 3 23
Instructing health related exercise and physical activity to children 6 36
 
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • multiple choice examination
  • worksheets
  • observation
  • practical examination
  • presentation
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

 

Progression routes: 
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Physical Activity
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients (if gym or ETM pathway is selected)
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Independently Active, Older People (if gym or ETM pathway is selected)
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Adapting Exercise for Ante Natal and Post Natal Clients (if gym or ETM pathway is selected)
  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training (if gym pathway is selected)
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in in Exercise Referral (if gym pathway is selected)
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Pilates (if gym or ETM pathway is selected)
  • YMCA Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (if gym or ETM pathway is selected)
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