You must be at least 16 years of age at the point of registration and should be comfortable to swim and participate yourself in the water. You must hold an ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) or an ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or an equivalent ASA qualification certificated after 1994. If you do not hold these pre-requisites and have experience teaching, or other organisations/overseas qualification, why not contact us about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?
Level 2 in Aquatics
Level 2 Aquatics (leading to certification of ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher (RQF).
As the progression on from Level 1, this qualification builds on the knowledge, skills and techniques of teaching and enables you to effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of aquatic sessions in a learn-to-swim environment.
Achievement of this qualification will provide you with:
A qualification which is recognised as the minimum standard in the swimming and leisure industry, enabling you to have employment as a swimming teacher and teach aquatic sessions independently.
The practical learning programme is delivered via a mixture of classroom activities, simulated learning opportunities, lots of practical poolside based learning sessions and practical teaching within a live learn to swim programme. We strive for all our learners to #bemore and have the skills needed for their vocational role, so our courses value lots of practical experience in the poolside environment.
Once you have successfully achieved this qualification, you are eligible to apply for roles as an aquatic teacher through employment or volunteering opportunities. Working with other aquatics teachers will give you great experience and learning to develop and flourish in your role. To continue your learning journey, you could; complete some formal CPD workshops, or online CPD Webinars offered by ICON, register with the British Swimming and Coaches Association for membership and ongoing CPD and learning opportunities, continue your qualifications with other ASA qualifications, Active IQ Fitness qualifications, RLSS Lifeguarding, another sport entirely or progress onto management qualifications.