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Teaching & lifeguarding
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
Whether you want a rewarding part time job or just want to add to your CV, this course gives you the opportunity to learn invaluable lifesaving skills and can offer you a new challenge.
If you will be 16 years of age before the start of the course and be able to:
- Jump/dive into deep water
- Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
- Swim 100 metres front and back
- Tread water for 30 seconds
- Surface dive to the pool floor
- Climb out without the use of the steps
Courses run at regular intervals throughout the year, and more information on the qualifications can be found at www.rlss.org.uk.
We are currently taking booking for the new course running from: 24th July – 29th July 2017, please contact the centre to book or for more information.
Teaching Aquatics Level 1
The first qualification you require for any swimming teaching discipline is the ASA Level 1 certificate. If successful at Level 1 you can then proceed to Level 2. Both these levels focus on ‘how to teach’ and ‘what to teach’. The holder of an ASA Level 1 certificate is qualified to teach in a support role only. You will be able to actively support a more senior qualified or licensed teacher at any level, in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.
To view all 2016 course please follow this link (must be 16 to apply). For more information or to apply please follow this link.
Teaching Aquatics Level 2
To work on your own without supervision (other than lifeguarding cover) you will be required to hold an ASA Level 2 Certificate. The ASA Level 2 Certificate will provide and equip you, with the skills, knowledge, tools and techniques to effectively plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate teacher/coaching sessions
Learners must be aged 17 or over and hold either:
- ASA UKCC L1Award in a specific discipline (QCF)- January 2011 onwards
- ASA UKCC L1 Certificate in a specific discipline- 2006-2010
- L1 Certificate for Teaching Swimming post 2002 plus ASA UKCC L1 Award, units 105-107 or L1 Unit 2 in a specific discipline