Press releases

Update on qualifications portfolio review



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.


First Personal Trainer apprentice in England to pass new ‘YMCA Awards Level 3 PT End-Point 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. 


Qualifications portfolio review

Today we’re outline plans to streamline our qualification portfolio and to provide you with a more focused offering.


Announcing our new Exercise Referral eLearning content

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!


YMCA Awards launches new ‘Strength and Conditioning’ qualification

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.


YMCA Awards Appoints New Director - Paula Wells

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.



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