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.
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
CYQ has now partnered with Industry Qualifications (IQ) to service the Functional Skills provision of our Study Programme and Apprenticeship offers.
With interactive eLearning and our supporting resources, there has never been a better time for learners to get qualified to teach the next generation of instructors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Learners must complete all units to achieve 27 credits)
|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|
- Allows learners entry to REPs at Level 2 - Physical Activity Advisor
- REPs CPD points: 16
- multiple choice examination
- portfolio of evidence
- practical demonstration/assignment
|Certificate In Instructing Parkour/Freerunning Fitness Training||£70|
|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|
|Mandatory Units eLearning - hosted||£59|
|Mandatory Units eLearning - content only||From £1699|
|Print resources for this qualification are currently under development.|
- A level 3 Diploma in Parkour/Freerunning for Fitness Training is scheduled for development in 2014
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.
(Learners must complete all mandatory units to achieve 32 credits)
|Sports and Leisure Facility Operations||10||60|
|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|
(Learners must achieve between 5 and 12 credits from the optional units)
|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|
|Principles of Marketing||3||30|
|Salon Reception Duties||3||22|
|Assist with Facial Skin Care Treatments||4||40|
|An Induction to Childcare||3||30|
|Handling Stock in a Retail Environment||2||20|
- REPs CPD points: 16
- practical demonstration/assignment
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.
Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:
- 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