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Swim England (ASA) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Become a swimming teacher

This is a teaching qualification that will enable successful candidates to actively support a more senior qualified aquatic teacher at any level in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.

You will have an understanding of the aquatic environment and a basic understanding of appropriate corrections to common aquatic faults.

We are supporting the ASA with their training and development of new tutors therefore trainee tutors may be attached to courses under the full observation of the lead tutor.

Upon successful completion of Level 1 you are then eligible to study for Level 2.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be 16 years of age at the start of the course. Candidates will be assessed on their practical work throughout the course by the tutor/assessor and will need to present written work in the form of the ASA Level 1 Aquatic Teacher Portfolio.

Structure of the Qualification

The ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) is made up of a series of component parts: theoretical questions, observation record and review record, all of which are internally assessed by the course tutor and through the ASA AB Verification process. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be achieved and work must be that of the learner only.

Cost and Dates

Leisure World is staging three Level 1 courses (one in February, June and September) which will be held over two weekends as below.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to book a place please complete and return the application form with full payment. The course brochure and application form can be found under the dates below.

The cost of the course is £372.00 (This includes your registration fee for the course with ASA and portfolio).

Cancellation

Candidates who withdraw from a course within 14 days of the course commencing, or during the course, are required to pay the full course fee.

Candidates who withdraw from a course 14 days or more before the course commences are required to pay a £50.00 cancellation fee.

Further Information

Please ensure you bring with you to all sessions:

  • Photo ID
  • Appropriate poolside clothing (e.g. Polo shirt and shorts)
  • Swimwear and towels
  • Writing materials and paper

You will be expected to teach both in and out of the water and take notes.

Recommended reading

ASA – Swimming and Coaching Level 1; also: A Eakin – The Competent Swimmer; I Stafford – Coaching for Long Term Athletic Development; SCUK – How to Coach Sports Safely Coachwise; YMCA – Swimming Fundamentals Human Kinetics; A Miles – What is Sports Coaching; A Eakin – The Non-Swimmer from Pre-Swimming to Deep Water Safe

Swim England (ASA) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

 

February 2018 – Tutor: Karen Fenton


Saturday 3 February and Sunday 4 February


Saturday 17 February and Sunday 18 February


9.00am to 4.00pm

February 2018 course brochure and application form


Swim England (ASA) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

 

June 2018 – Tutor: Karen Fenton


Saturday 2 June and Sunday 3 June


Saturday 9 June and Sunday 10 June


9.00am to 4.00pm

June 2018 course brochure and application form


Swim England (ASA) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

 

September 2018 – Tutor: Karen Fenton


Saturday 8 September and Sunday 9 September


Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September


9.00am to 4.00pm

September 2018 course brochure and application form


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