Posted: 29 October 2010
CYQ and Theta (Tourism, Hospitality, Gaming and Lotteries, Guiding and Nature Conservation and Sport, Recreation and Fitness), South Africa's Sector Education and Training Authority have established a quality assurance partnership.
The partnership accredits Theta to carry out quality assurance...
Posted: 14 October 2010
The European Accreditation – Fitness Project, which has enabled health and fitness sector training providers and national associations across Europe to be accredited against the European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) Standards for occupations that include fitness instructing, group fitness...
Posted: 02 June 2010
The European Accreditation – Fitness project is an unprecedented initiative to establish a pan-European benchmark of standards for trainers in the health and fitness sector, is entering its final stages with only four months left to run.
The two year long project is led by CYQ, the UK’s leading...
Posted: 30 April 2010
CYQ has launched a major new suite of fitness instructing and personal training qualifications.
The updated qualifications are accredited on the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) which is replacing the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) at the end of the year. The new "licence to...
Posted: 31 March 2010
CYQ, the UK's leading health and fitness awarding body, has come to the end of its three year run as the official verifier of the Code of Practice for fitness clubs and leisure centres in the UK.
Working on behalf of the Fitness Industry Association (FIA), CYQ was appointed to the role in April...
Posted: 17 December 2009
CYQ is supporting a revolutionary fitness programme inviting kids to exercise with their parents.
The programme, called Kids 2, is offered nationally through the Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Clubs franchise. The scheme pairs up a child (aged seven years and over) with a parent to attend...
Posted: 18 November 2009
CYQ has received full approval from Ofqual, the qualifications regulator, to operate within the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). To date (18th November 2009), only 17 other of the 129 awarding bodies in the UK have achieved this endorsement. The QCF is the new framework of regulated...
Posted: 12 November 2009
James O’Driscoll is the first blind person in England to become a qualified fitness instructor.
On qualifying, the 37-year-old from Bromley in Kent said: “Becoming physically active changed my life, taking me from a place of depression to happiness.
“Now I’m seeking to give as many other people...
Posted: 28 May 2009
CYQ issued nearly 39000 certificates to successful candidates during the past financial year - a 5% increase, despite increasingly tough market conditions.
The continued rise in certifications caps a successful anniversary year for CYQ who approved 55 new training centres across the UK and...
Posted: 07 May 2009
Breaking the market in a new country is giving one UK fitness qualification awarding body a great reason to celebrate.
Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) is delighted to announce that eta (exercise training and sports academy), a leading provider of education programmes for the sport and fitness...