AO Partner CYQ: Introducing Central YMCA Qualifications

Central YMCA (CYQ) is one of the UK’s leading Awarding Organisation (AOs) for physical activity, fitness and wellbeing qualifications. It develops and awards a diverse suite of qualifications delivered through a range of Training Providers across the UK and internationally. As a highly respected name amongst industry experts, employers and learners, CYQ is the AO of choice for the sector. Over the last 15 years, CYQ has supported over 200,000 people launch or progress their careers within the industry.

CYQ currently offers over 70 qualifications, ranging from Level 1 to Level 4, and is renowned for developing qualifications specifically designed to assist the industry in addressing health, physical activity and societal issues. CYQ develops its qualifications for individuals taking their first steps in the industry and for the more established professional. Two such qualifications available are the Level 2 and Level 3 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning.

These qualifications have been developed to support the Active Leisure Learning Apprenticeship Framework at Levels 2 and 3. They are designed to complement a programme of study and achievement of other qualifications which, combined with work experience, will perfectly prepare learners for a career in the health and fitness industry.

Learners will cover:

  • Employment law, industry specific legislation and procedures that apply to their jobs
  • The sub-sectors that make up the active leisure and learning sector
  • The aims, objectives and structure of their organisation and contribution that they make.

At the end of January, CYQ will be launching new eLearning products for these qualifications. They will reflect what learners entering the world of work will need to know in order to maximise their effectiveness as an employee, and will also provide an understanding of the wider context of the Active Leisure and Learning Sector. With a host of interactive quizzes, videos and careers advice from some of the industry’s leading figures, this resource is a fantastic platform for a successful career in the active leisure industry.

Follow the links below to find out more about:

All of CYQ’s eLearning content is presented in an engaging way through an accessible product design, clear navigation, photography, interactive activities including video, narration, quizzes, interactive games and a further reading library.

For further information please call CYQ on 020 7343 1800 or email

Quote ‘SkA2014’ and receive a 10% discount on the new Employer Awareness elearning ‘content only’ packages if both Level 2 and 3 are purchased together. Offer ends on 28 Feb 2014. Terms and conditions apply.

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