Supporting resources


We believe that in order to help advance learners and the industry today we all need to embrace digital technology, rather than shy away from it.

This page highlights some of the resources available to support our qualifications.

Select a resource below to find out more and view sample/demo materials.


YMCA Awards eLearning provides a fresh, inspiring and interactive way to support course delivery; featuring highly detailed imagery from Primal Pictures, the world’s leading creator of complete and medically accurate models of the human anatomy.

Your learners will love the media rich, interactive content that brings learning to life with:

  • interactive quizzes
  • videos
  • informative narration
  • unique animations

Accessible from laptops and tablets, they can study at their own pace anywhere with an internet connection.

As a YMCA Awards approved centre, you can purchase content to support individual units or entire qualifications. As well as standardising the delivery of learning content, you may also benefit from reduced delivery costs.

Demo content

Check out samples of our eLearning content using the links below:

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Our manuals are mapped to unit content, to provide learners with further reading that supports your programme delievery.

Preview our new Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing and Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner) digital manuals below.

Manual sample pages

Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training (Practitioner)

Discover our market-leading Y-Mark digital assessment workbooks. The latest revolution in assessment materials, they are designed specifically to support internal assessment, are  self-marking and completely free.

Y-Mark digital assessment workbooks are very similar to a typical e-learning learning check or quiz. The questions are a mixture of multiple choice and multiple response in accessible, easy to navigate layouts.

How do they work?

The beauty of Y-Mark digital assessment workbooks is that they are self-marking; saving tutors an average of 25 minutes per learner. Even better, they are free of charge to our customers, meaning no additional cost to centres. Once your learners have been set up, they simply need to log in, complete the workbook, and the system automatically tracks the pass/refer mark. 

How do I set the workbooks for my learners?

The workbooks are an open book assessment, meaning the learner can use their own resources to look up the answers. They're not designed to be used under exam conditions and can be set as a classroom task or as homework exercise provided learners work independently.

What’s the pass mark?

To achieve all of the learning outcomes for each unit learners must score 100%. If a learner does not achieve 100%, they will be re-directed to the incorrect answers via the ‘Retry’ button on the results screen. Learners can make as many attempts as they want until scoring 100%, and will never be asked to re-answer any questions they have already answered correctly.

What if I want to use a print version of the workbooks?

You can purchase printed copies of the workbook through our web shop.

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Our approved centres can access a range of free teaching and assessment resources from Y-Connect. This includes:

  • qualification syllabuses
  • learner assessment records (LARs)
  • gap filling and bridging assessment materials
  • assessment materials for external set and internal marked invigilated assessments
  • sample assessment materials for external set and externally marked assessments.

To access these resources, log into Y-Connect and select 'Product library' from the navigation menu. You will then be able to search for the relevant product and will find the resources on the 'Documents' tab.

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Request digital resources
Request print resources

Complete a digital resource request form in Y-Connect to enable your learners to access:

Learners are now automatically enrolled on Y-mark digital assessment workbooks where:

  • they are registered on a suitable qualification, and
  • we have been provided with a unique email address for the learner.

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Visit our web shop to order the full range of YMCA Awards print resources, including:

  • Learner Assessment Records (LARs)
  • manuals
  • Y-mark print assessment workbooks



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Our customer support specialists are on hand to support with all your approval questions.