Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

IoS Blended Learning Course

RPL is a route you can take to gain a teaching swimming qualification if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed.

Who is the course designed for?

RLP is for experienced swimming teachers who can provide evidence of meeting the qualification specification and don’t need any tutor support, mentoring, delivery or learning resources.

Course details

Level: Experienced

Duration: 4 weeks

Assessment Format: Online assessment and mapping your evidence against the qualification specification

Course content

RPL is a route you can take to gain an ASA/Swim England swimming teaching qualification if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed. This means that you don’t need any tutor support, mentoring, delivery or learning resources. You will need to provide relevant and sufficient evidence against the criteria laid out in the qualification specification. This then needs to be uploaded onto our online assessment platform, PebblePad.

Those who decide to join RPL are given 4 weeks to gather their evidence and upload it to their workspace. There is no guarantee that the full qualification will be gained through RPL. Individuals will still need to provide evidence that meets the required Swim England Qualifications (formally ASA Awarding Body) standards. If the required standard is not met alternative options will be suggested which may have costs attached.

Eligibility

If you would like to be considered for RPL for Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) only, providing you meet the pre-requisites you can book straight onto the programme:

RPL - Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

If you would like to be considered for Level 2 Swimming Teacher or the combined Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualifications you must complete an initial assessment to ensure you are suitable for the programme. You will have two weeks to complete the initial assessment and send it back to us.

Please book on to the appropriate course below:

RPL Initial Assessment - Level 2 Swimming Teacher

RPL Initial Assessment - Combined Level 1 Swimming Assistant Teaching & Level 2 Swimming Teacher