Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

RPL is an alternative route you can take to gain a qualification if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed. This means that no tutor support, mentoring, delivery or learning resources are needed. It requires you to provide relevant and sufficient evidence against the criteria laid out in the qualification specifications. 

This process can prove to be time consuming as candidates are required to familiarise themselves with the qualification specification and then map the evidence they upload to specific learning outcomes.

The RPL route requires learners to provide evidence which meets all the learning outcomes of the chosen qualification/s. You are required to upload this evidence to an online assessment platform, PebblePad, for which you will gain access once you have booked onto RPL.

We expect those who come through the RPL route to be experienced Teachers/Coaches and to already have the majority of evidence readily available. Those who decide to join RPL are usually granted a period of 4 weeks in which they need to gather their evidence and upload it to their workspace. There is no guarantee that you will gain your qualification through RPL, you will still need to provide evidence that meets the required Awarding Body standards.

If you do not meet the required standard you will be provided with alternative options, which may have costs attached.

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 here.

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 the IoS.

Please book on to the appropriate course below:

RPL Initial Assessment - ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher

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

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