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Information on eProctored Assessments

From Monday 23 November, customers will be able to schedule eProctored assessments, allowing remote invigilation for the first time.

Remote invigilation via eProctoring allows learners to complete their YMCA Awards externally assessed exams at home without a member of centre staff overseeing the assessment. Instead, the learner uses their webcam and smartphone to record what they do during the exam so that we can verify they have met assessment conditions.

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A note from Fiona Summers, Head of Quality and Assessment

Yesterday (Thursday 13 August) many learners across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will have received results for their A Levels, BTECs, Technical Certificates and other vocational qualifications.

At YMCA Awards we do not issue results for our qualifications on a specific date each year but we have now printed and dispatched all certificates claimed and quality assured whilst the team have been working from home. This is to ensure that, wherever possible, learners can receive their YMCA Awards certificate with their results for other qualifications.

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Update on qualifications portfolio review

Updated: 24 August 2020

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COVID-19

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.

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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. 

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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!

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