Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

IoS Blended Learning Course

RPL is a route you can take to gain an ASA Teaching Swimming Qualification or Swim England Coaching Certificate if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed.

Who is the course designed for?

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

Course details

Level: Experienced

Duration: Between 4 weeks & 7 weeks depending on the type of RPL undertaken (this will be the time available for you but it could be that you complete sooner than this)

Assessment Format: Online assessment by mapping your evidence against the relevant specification

RPL is a route you can take to gain an ASA Teaching Swimming Qualification or Swim England Coaching Certificate 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 process can prove to be time consuming as you will need to familiarise yourself with the specification and then map your evidence against it. 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 ASA Awarding Body or Swim England 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 the ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) or Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching) RPL, providing you meet the pre-requisites you can book onto the programme between the 7th & 14th of each month.

RPL - ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

RPL - Swim England Swimming Assistant (Coaching)

If you would like to be considered for ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher, Swim England Swimming Coach or combined certificate, you must complete an initial assessment to ensure you are suitable for the programme:

RPL Initial Assessment - ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher

RPL Initial Assessment - Combined ASA Level 1 and Level 2 Swimming Teacher  

RPL Initial Assessment – Swim England Swimming Coach

The RPL Initial Assessment is open for bookings for the first 3 weeks of each month (January 2018 is exempt from this). On the 21st of the month, applicants will gain access to a portal whereby they complete their initial assessment. You will be emailed further details on this date regarding access to this. Applicants then have until the end of the month to complete their initial assessments. Your assessment will be examined in the first week of the following month, you will be able to see feedback on the assessment as these are marked and you will be notified of the decision by the 7th of the following month. If successful, you can book onto RPL between the 7th and 14th of every month.

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