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We are an independent charity, established on the Fylde Coast since 1922

Our aim is to serve the communities where we are based by changing and enhancing the lives of as many people as possible

We work in 9 communities, manage 18 sites working across our 4 programme areas

YMCA Fylde Coast Training Courses

The YMCA’s training department deliver accredited training courses to local businesses, charities and individuals.

We provide courses in First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Safety and Customer Service.


YMCA Fylde Coast provides a range of First Aid courses, covering First Aid at Work, Emergency First Aid at Work, and if you work with children we provide Paediatric First Aid. All our courses include training in use of a defibrillator and we also offer ½ day refresher courses, to keep your skills and knowledge current.

Upcoming courses listed below.


YMCA Fylde Coast can now offer externally certified Level 2 E-Learning courses in Health & Safety in the Workplace, Fire Safety, Food Safety and Customer Service.

Save time and money and have access to training when it suits you. Each course is only £38.50+VAT per person.

Get in touch for more information – contact details below.

As part of the registered charity YMCA Fylde Coast all income generated through our training course fees are reinvested into the work of the charity for the benefit of the local community.

We are dedicated to inspiring individuals to develop their talents and potential and so transform the communities in which they live and work. Ultimately, YMCA Training equips both individuals and employers with the tools they need for success.

We work with a range of partners and we are approved providers in training for the following accreditation agencies:

Upcoming Training Courses

Enquire about one of our courses

 Telephone us: 01253 893928 (Option – Training)

Or email us at FCYMCATraining@fyldecoastymca.org 



Professional Development at YMCA Lakeside

At YMCA Lakeside we specialise in outdoor experiential learning for professionals, graduates and apprenticeships.

YMCA Lakeside can support you or your employees to;

Improve self-awareness and a sense of agency, develop important soft-skills and improve performance and results

Tony Ball, programme operations manager explains: “All CPD programmes we offer at Lakeside are based on experiential learning. It’s a powerful method for transforming behaviours as you’re not just learning from experience, you’re learning by reflecting on experiences and developing ways to behave more effectively in the future.”

If you’re looking for mandatory and accredited training courses and other bespoke training packages for your employees, look no further than Fylde Coast YMCA for your organisation’s training needs.

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The Fylde Coast YMCA Training team are experienced trainers and training and development professionals, dedicated to providing individuals and organisations with the tools needed for success across all sectors.

What makes us different from other Training Providers?

Competitive prices are not the only reason Fylde Coast YMCA should be your organisation’s chosen provider for Health and Safety, Food Hygiene, First Aid and Aquatic training packages.

As part of the registered charity – Fylde Coast YMCA, all of the income generated through our training course fees is reinvested through the work of the charity and to the benefit of the local community.

The Fylde Coast YMCA Training Packages

We strive to offer a flexible approach to training solutions for all businesses with the option of standard and tailored course packages:

  • The Standard Course Package whereby you can simply choose a course with little or no adaptation to the format or content. The course fees are pre-set, however group booking discounts are available and standard course packages can be delivered in-house on your premises or at suitable external venue.[/su_column]

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  • The Tailored Course Package whereby you can choose any of our courses and tailor the focus, length or content to your organisation’s specific requirements. With this option we would work with you to understand your training objectives and provide you with a bespoke package and costings proposal. Tailored packages can be delivered in-house on your premises or at a suitable external venue.

What next?

Take a look at our full portfolio of training courses in:

  • Health and Safety including specific courses for Health and Safety in the Workplace, for Carers, Health and Social Care, Principles of COSHH (Hazardous Substances), Manual Handling, Risk Assessment, IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health) Courses.
  • Food Safety including Level 1 and Level 2 Award for Food Safety in Catering.
  • First Aid including First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work Re-qualification, Emergency First Aid at Work, Paediatric First Aid, Automated External Defribrillation Course.
  • Aquatic including National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.


Fylde Coast YMCA now offer a Health and Safety Management System designed for businesses of any size or complexity.

[su_column size=”1/2″]We offer the full service from initial visit, through to design, implementation and training as well as ongoing support through audits and amendments. This service ensures you have a system which is easy to manage and, more importantly, easy to implement.



How will we do this?

First Visit
We will come and conduct an organisational appraisal visit to assess the current policy, procedures and practices in your organisation. We will also carry out a health and safety inspection to determine if there are any risks or hazards which are unidentified and which may need incorporating into the current systems.

This will form the basis for the Health and Safety Management System, tailored for each individual company or organisation.

Second Visit
On this visit we will present the bespoke Health and Safety Manual incorporating your individual policies and procedures, plus any additions required, to the team who will be responsible for implementing the new system.

We will also ensure that the team responsible understand the system, its implications and how it will be used in the organisation.

The manual will include legal requirements, monitoring procedures, assessment forms and advice sheets.

We can, at this point, discuss any training required to ensure members of the team and any other staff are suitably qualified to ensure that everyone takes ownership of the system, recognises their role in minimising risk and understands the ongoing health and safety culture within the organisation.[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/2″]Audit Visits
After the second visit, we can offer the choice of either bi-monthly, 6 monthly or an annual visit to ensure compliance with the management system and to ensure that each individual fully understands their role within the system and are competent to carry it out.

We will also include:

  • An electronic version of the manual and associated forms
  • Free advice and access to an email advice service

Any change to legislation will be communicated and the management system amended accordingly, including any training or change in practice.

CHAS Accreditation

Fylde Coast YMCA is a Contractors Health and Safety (CHAS) accredited organisation. Our successful certification is testament to our obligation and commitment to be responsible for the health and safety of our employees, our customers and our communities. As part of our commitment to achieve CHAS standard we our externally audited annually to ensure we are continually fully compliant to all health and safety legislation within the workplace and the services we offer.[/su_column]

Our training venues are based in locations with free parking and provide an appropriate learning environment whilst ensuring comfort throughout the course. Our venues are at St. Annes, Fleetwood and Lakeside (Windermere).

[su_column size=”1/2″]Our courses are open to anyone, they offer an open learning environment where you can meet people from your industry and share business ideas or meet new people within your local wider community.



Delegates will have the benefit of the same high standards of training and delivery that our ‘Training at your place’ delegates receive.

Training at your place

For groups of 6 or more staff, why not run training in-house? All our courses can be run at a time and location of your choice and tailored to the needs of your organisation.

Why get us to come to your place?

In-house training is a cost effective option when training groups.

As the training takes place at your own place at your own premises, there is no travel, no time away from the workplace and no expenses often associated with public training courses.[/su_column]
[su_column size=”1/2″]Training is delivered at a time and place of your choice. All courses can be offered on an in-house basis. If you require something more tailored to your organisation we can develop a course to suit your specific needs. As you arrange the time and place to fit in with existing work demands, in-house training offers you a realistic and flexible training solution.

Visible Benefits for you and your team

Running a course with a large number of your staff helps improve motivation and helps with team building; also, by learning in familiar surroundings the impact across the organisation is immediate.

Company information or practices can be shared and used as real life examples to relate learning directly back to your work environment in complete confidence.[/su_column]