The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has been awarded the prestigious City & Guilds Assured status for a second year.

The charity became one of the first organisations be to awarded City & Guilds Assured status last year and they have achieved this benchmark again following a robust evaluation process. YGAM have now chosen to work exclusively with City & Guilds for all their certifications, across all educational programmes and resources. 

Due to CVOID19, YGAM has accelerated the digital transformation of their resources and this meant they needed to enhance their practitioner workshops with two brand new blended-digital versions. The content is all evidence-led and uses insight from academics, impact evaluations, young people, practitioners, parents and those who have experienced gambling-related harm.

David Phillips, Managing Director of City & Guilds and ILM said “I am delighted that YGAM have met the Assured benchmark for the second year running. We look forward to accrediting their training and development programmes next year as they continue the incredibly important work they do to support and safeguard young people from gambling-related harm.”

David Phillips, Managing Director of City & Guilds and ILM

Caroline Gallagher, YGAM Quality Assurance Manager said “As City & Guilds is such a supportive organisation, making the decision to work with them exclusively has allowed us to review and streamline our working practices, therefore enabling us to build on the quality and integrity of the delivery that the team have worked so hard to achieve.“

Lee Willows, YGAM Chief Executive said Our team have very much enjoyed working with and learning from colleagues at City & Guilds. Listening to our customers they really value the City & Guilds Digital Credentials as well as electronic certification. We are looking forward to extending our portfolio of courses with City & Guilds as this year progresses.”

City and Guilds are recognised worldwide as leaders in learning excellence and quality so reaching this benchmark again is a magnificent achievement for the charity. This announcement comes as YGAM continues increase its growth and impact despite the challenging circumstances of COVID19. The organisation was recently praised by Shadow Charities Minister Rachel Maskell MP who said YGAM was a ‘leading example of how charities have innovated’.