The purpose of the Swim England Tutor Training Programme is to select, train and support new tutors to deliver and asses Swim England Qualifications and certificate programmes.
Swim England Approved Training Centres are accredited by Swim England Qualifications to run courses which deliver and assess these programmes. Swim England Educator Training audit the need for new tutors in terms of area and discipline annually, and the Tutor Training Programme is then run to train new tutors to meet this need.
The Tutor Training Programme is thorough and rigorous. Educators will learn how to proficiently deliver training and assessment for Swim England’s industry qualifications. This ensures our future teachers and coaches receive exceptional training to progress their careers.
Before applying for the programme, it is important that you are aware of the commitment required. All parts of the programme must be attended and completed.
You will need a high level of technical knowledge in a one or more disciplines.
Previous or current roles could be: a swim school co-ordinator, an experienced senior swimming teacher, a club coach or a Swim England club development officer.
You will also need to be:
- passionate about aquatics, with the desire to give something back to your sport
- experienced in mentoring or supporting other teachers and coaches
- well-respected in your discipline
- experienced in delivering training or development sessions to adults
- innovative in your approach to education and training.
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All ASA Awarding Body qualifications remain valid with no expiry date. However, if you wish to update your current skills we suggest attending Continuing Professional Development Seminars (CPD’s).
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Please visit the qualification specifications on the ASA Awarding Body for this information
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Learners must have their Level 1 certificate before they can book onto the relevant Level 2 qualification. It is recommended that learners gain as much experience as possible in between completing their Level 1 and Level 2.
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It is vital for the future of our sport that participants are confident in the quality of activities offered by Swim England affiliated organisations. It is also very important that clubs, administrators, coaches and teachers have the peace of mind that they are covered by appropriate insurance.
Download the statement and guidance covering Swim England’s expectations of clubs in relation to the level of coaching and teaching in all disciplines in the club environment. This is also the standard that is required by our insurers in relation to a club’s liability insurance.
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The Swim England Learn to Swim Framework is about developing confident and competent swimmers through fun and enjoyment, and Learn to Swim Stages 1-7 are at the heart of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.
It is the most widely known part of swimming lessons for children and is the backbone of swimming lessons for primary school aged children.
Each of the seven stages of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework has a clear set of targets for the pupil to meet so they can get to the next stage.
Swim England recommends that children don’t just stop going to lessons once they can swim, increasing their competence in the water helps to make sure they can keep themselves safe.
This part of the Programme not only teaches a child to swim using the four strokes. It also gives them a number of other skills, which when put together, give children the ability to do a range of other water-based sports.
The Swim England Learn to Swim Framework gives children confidence in their ability to swim. From this comes more enjoyment of swimming, a love for swimming and being in the water and the skills and motivation required to lead a healthy and active lifestyle through regular swimming through to their adult life.
Fun and Games with the Learn to Swim Framework
The easiest way for a child to learn a new skill is through fun and games. This Framework still has a high focus on having fun and enjoying being in the water.
It takes a games-led approach to learning to swim, and gives the core aquatic skills needed to become competent swimmers. These are:
- Floatation and Balance
- Rotation and Orientation
- Aquatic Breathing
- Travel and Coordination
- Water Safety
- Health and Fitness
By learning and then mixing together these skills, a child will be able to understand the processes needed to swim all of the four strokes; front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly.
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