Course: Essential Student Information | YMCAfit

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    • Central YMCA We are driven by equity and believe everyone can thrive. 

      We are brave, always striving to do the right thing. 

      We nurture people to succeed. 

      We are creative, adapting and evolving to tackle today’s challenges.

      Purpose: Advance the education, health and wellbeing of our communities. 

      Mission: Create life-changing opportunities. 

      Vision: Enable everyone to achieve their potential, live a fulfilled life and contribute positively to society.

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    • Fundamental British Values underpin what it is to be a citizen in a modern and diverse Great Britain valuing our community and celebrating diversity of the UK.

      Fundamental British Values are not exclusive to being British and are shared by other democratic countries as a way of creating an orderly society, where individual members can feel safe, valued and can contribute for the good of themselves and others.

      The values were designed to balance freedom of thought, expression and choice in a liberal society with the need to maintain a safe and secure society.

    • YMCAfit recognises the importance of providing an ethos and environment that will help learners to feel safe, secure and respected; encourage them to talk openly; and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our Safeguarding procedures to ensure that learners receive effective support, protection and justice. This policy also covers the safe use of computer, email and internet

    • Let's Talk About It

      What is prevent? 

      A community safeguarding programme.

      Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. 

      Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

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    • Teaching staff at YMCA Fitness Industry Training regard your learning as their primary responsibility.

      Your tutor’s aims are to help you achieve your learning goals and realise your aspirations. They will set an example in terms of high standards of professional behaviour and will support your learning.

    • The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the sport and physical activity workforce in the United Kingdom, championing professionalism and integrity, in order to facilitate a workforce that can inspire and engage communities to lead healthy and active lives.

      CIMSPA believes that, in order to enhance public confidence and trust in the sport and physical activity sector, members must commit to achieving a high standard of conduct which is detailed within this CIMSPA Member Code of Conduct.

      This Code of Conduct (the Code) is the standard of conduct expected of all CIMSPA members , regardless of membership level, category or status. It outlines the minimum standards in relation to practice, behaviour and attitudes that clients, customers, participants, colleagues, peers, employers, sector agencies, or any other engaged party (Individuals) can expect to experience from CIMSPA members.

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    Learning Support Team 0203 994 9550 option 4:

    • Guidance through any part of your course
    • Support to assist in the logging on process for students with access to the eLearning website
    • Guidance for students with learning needs
    • Marking and grading your worksheets for eLearning students
    • Providing advice and guidance on worksheets and case studies
    • Processing eLearning extensions to the online courses

    Sales Team 0203 994 9550 option 1:

    • Course advice
    • Advice on your next step in the fitness industry
    • Advice what courses are available and discuss what options would suit your personal educational needs.
    • Course bookings
    • Transferring or cancelling courses
    • Advice and guidance for students when unable to attend a course
    • Advice and guidance for students with medical conditions (refer to the PAR-Q)
    • Provide information on YMCAfit website
    • Gold accounts enquiries
    • In-house courses
    • Balance payments

    Programmes Team 0203 994 9550 option 3

    • Advice and guidance for students when they have been unable to attend a practical assessment
    • Advice and guidance for students who need to book a re-sit practical assessment
    • Theory assessment bookings
    • Ordering resources
    • Certificate enquiries
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      Information, advice and guidance for students with a learning need.

      YMCAfit provide a wide range of support and guidance to students that have a declared learning need, supported with a Statement of Learning need. YMCAfit also provides advice and guidance for students with a declared learning need but cannot provide a Statement of Learning need and students with no declared learning need. This includes:

      • Dyslexia
      • Other Specific Learning Needs
      • Disabilities

      Below you will find useful documents that you should read prior to booking your course. These include:

      • What can be offered to students with learning needs and disabilities
      • An introduction to theory knowledge test. This should be used to check your suitability for a YMCAfit course. A good level of English (reading, written and spoken) is required to complete a YMCAfit course. If you are unsure of your level of understanding and use of the English Language you can complete the test below. 
      • Directory of Signposting Agencies
      • A list of accessible websites to useful resources