Ofqual consultation on the assessment and grading of vocational and technical qualifications; how this affects you and what you can do
We wrote to you last week to say that we were aware that you will have been reviewing your business continuity procedures to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19. We understand many of our customers are now in a position where they are implementing those procedures and making decisions that might not have been reasonably anticipated. We are doing the same.
We are aware that many of our customers are currently reviewing their business continuity procedures to mitigate the potential impact of COVID-19. We’ve been doing the same and, although we do not currently plan to make any changes to our services, we are continuing to monitor advice from the government and our regulators. We also wanted to remind you of some contingencies already available to you if you’re unable to complete planned teaching and/or assessment.
On Friday 28th February 2020, 21 – year-old Lee Wainwright from Chester was the first ever apprentice in the country to pass the all-new ‘YMCA Awards Level 3 Personal Trainer End-Point Assessment’ (EPA) at Cheshire College South and West.
The new Level 3 PT EPA replaces the former PT NVQ, which was deemed “not fit for purpose” during the Government Apprenticeship Review of 2017.
Today we’re outline plans to streamline our qualification portfolio and to provide you with a more focused offering.
Providing a fresh and inspiring way for learners to absorb information, we’re excited to announce the launch of our brand-new Exercise Referral eLearning!
The new ‘Level 2 Certificate in the Foundations of Strength and Conditioning (Trainer)’ has been launched by YMCA Awards.
Previously, strength and conditioning (S&C) training qualifications were only accessed by an exclusive group of elite athletic, football and professional sports club coaches. Due to growing demands for more S&C accessibility within the fitness industry, YMCA Awards have developed and launched a more inclusive qualification, enabling more training providers and learners than ever before to access the prestigious world of S&C.
We are delighted to announce that Paula Wells, former Operations Director of fitness education provider - Premier Global NASM, joined YMCA Awards on 22nd October as our new Director.
Regarded as the international gold standard in the active leisure sector, YMCA Awards qualifications are delivered by more than 300 education providers around the globe.
As industry leaders, YMCA Awards are delighted to announce that, as a registered End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO), we are now able to offer End-Point Assessment (EPA) for the Level 3 Leisure Duty Manager Standard.