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 health428
Anatomy and physiology for exercise641
Planning gym-based exercise423
Instructing gym-based exercise637
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity213
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment216
Anatomy and physiology for exercise and health643
Programming personal training with clients747
Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme640
Delivering personal training sessions958

 

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
Qualifications: 

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)

CreditsGLH
Principles of exercise, fitness and health428
Anatomy and physiology for exercise641
Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity213
Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment216
Engaging communities in physical activity110
Plan and prepare a walking session210
Lead a walking session216
Food groups and digestion213
Diet and nutrition for healthy living317
Delivery of effective customer service650
Know how to promote health for wellness535
Utilising enterprise skills540

 

(Learners must complete 1 of the following pathways to achieve a minimum of 9 credits)
Pathway 1 (gym based)
Instructing gym-based exercise637
Planning gym-based exercise423
Pathway 2 (circuits)
Planning group circuit training sessions424
Instructing group circuit training sessions637
Pathway 3 (exercise to music)
Planning group exercise to music sessions424
Instructing group exercise to music637
Pathway 4 (children)
Planning health related exercise and physical activity for children323
Instructing health related exercise and physical activity to children636
 
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)
Qualifications: 

Important information for training providers: new PPL licensing regulations

CYQ would like to inform training providers that changes have been made to PPL licensing regulations. To assist centres, the team at Pure Energy has provided us with a summary of the new regulations and guidance on how centres can apply for a PPL license.

Do training providers require a PPL license?

Yes, unless you are a training provider teaching in primary or secondary schools you must have a PPL license to be legal. There has been a general belief that students and providers in education were exempt from PPL licensing but this is not the case.

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Award in Introductory Work in the Outdoors

To provide young people and adults aged 16 years and over with the basic knowledge and skills required to coach others within the outdoors/adventurous activities industry. This qualification is the knowledge qualification for the Activity Leadership apprenticeship framework.

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must achieve a minimum of 10 credits; 5 credits from the 2 mandatory units and a minimum of 5 credits from the completion of 1 of the 3 optional unit groups)

CreditsGLH
General induction for outdoor centre staff318
Essentials of customer care for outdoor centre staff23
Optional unit group 1  
Organising participants at an outdoor centre536
Optional unit group 2  
Working in hospitality and support at an outdoor centre536
Optional unit group 3  
Organising an activity session at an outdoor centre536
Responding to health emergencies for outdoor centre staff18

 

Accreditation: 

  • REPs CPD points: 16
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • research project
  • worksheet
  • observed performance
  • coursework
Fees and resources: 
Qualification fee
Award In Introductory Work in the Outdoors£30
Unit fees
General induction for outdoor centre staff£15
Essentials of customer care for outdoor centre staff£15
Organising participants at an outdoor centre£15
Working in hospitality and support at an outdoor centre£15
Organising an activity session at an outdoor centre£15
Responding to health emergencies for outdoor centre staff£15

 

Print resources
Syllabus£10
Learner Assessment Record£10

Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

 

Progression routes: 
  • Level 2 Certificate In Introductory Work in the Outdoors (QCF)
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (QCF)
  • Level 2 Certificate In Leisure Operations (QCF)
Qualifications: 

YMCA Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure

This qualification introduces learners to the sport and active leisure sector, catering for differences in ability by allowing them to select some units at Entry Level (3) or Level 2, as well as Level 1. Learners will find out about their own fitness and how the body works through participation in a variety of fitness activities by planning and using their own fitness programme.

Structure: 
Mandatory unitsCreditsGLH
Learners must complete all mandatory units to achieve 15 credits   
How the Body Works430
Improving Own Fitness330
Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness430
Planning Own Fitness Programme430
Learners must achieve a maximum of 1 credit from each of the following optional unit groups
Optional units 1
Safe Learning in the Workplace (EL3)110
Safe Learning in the Workplace (L1)110
Optional units 2
Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work (EL3)110
Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at Work (L1) 110
Optional units 3
Managing Your Health at Work (EL3)110
Managing Your Health at Work (L1)110
Learners must achieve 20 credits from optional unit 4
Optional units 4
Taking Part in Sport330
Working in Sport and Active Leisure430
Job Opportunities in Sport and Active Leisure430
Assisting a Leader of Sports or Active Leisure Activities to Plan and Deliver an Activity430
Risks and Hazards in Sport and Active Leisure430
Sport and Active Leisure Project430
Physical Activities for Children430
Preparing for Work Placement110
Learning from Work Placement210
Understanding the Active Leisure and Learning Sector215

 

Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • none

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • portfolio of evidence
  • observed performance
  • task-based controlled assessment
  • performance in the workplace
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 Award in Community Activation
  • YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • YMCA Level 2 Diploma in Health, Fitness and Exercise Instruction
  • YMCA Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership
  • YMCA Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
Qualifications: 

Certificate in Customer Service

The aim of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge required to ensure customer satisfaction with a product or service before, during and after its purchase.

Learners will cover:

Structure: 

Mandatory units

(Learners must complete both units to achieve 13 credits)

CreditGLH
Delivery of effective customer service650
Supporting the customer service environment765
Accreditation: 

REPs 20 point CPD logo

  • REPs CPD points: 16
Prerequisites: 

Learner prerequisites

  • None

Staff approval requirements

Assessment: 
  • coursework
Fees and resources: 
Qualification fee
Certificate in customer service£70
Unit fees
Delivery of effective customer service£15
Supporting the customer service environment£15

 

Print resources
Syllabus£5
Learner Assessment Record£5

Available for free download for YMCA Awards approved centres:

  • Syllabus
  • Learner Assessment Record

 

 

Progression routes: 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
  • Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Management
  • Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Customer Service
Qualifications: 

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