This qualification develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a Swimming Assistant. It will enable you to actively support a qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.
Who is the course designed for?
Anyone who is interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a Swimming Teacher.
Duration: 4 days
Training Format: Face to Face and Blended Learning
Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you can complete theory elements of the course online through a virtual pool environment and interactive videos prior to the practical workshops. Try a sample of the ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant Blended Learning course...
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The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities, e-learning exercises and practical poolside-based learning sessions. It covers the core knowledge that is required for this level including:
Preparation of teaching activities
Delivery of prepared activities within a session
Roles and responsibilities within a learn to swim programme
Health & Safety in the aquatic environment
Download a PDF of the full ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant award specification
You must be at least 16 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and you do not need any previous experience of teaching.
With many pools on the lookout for new staff, job prospects are good. Pay starts at £6–£10 an hour. For a full breakdown of average hourly rates see our Salary Checker.
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