Adult Learners’ Week 18th - 24th May 2013

21 May 2013

Every year NIACE (the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education) co-ordinates Adult Learners’ Week (ALW.) This year there is a new theme - learning through sport.

Learning to swim is a fantastic experience – and it’s not as daunting as you might think. The ASA offers specialised adult lessons through the British Gas ASA Adult Learn to Swim Framework. The Adult Framework is part of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway, an all-inclusive programme which takes the non-swimmer from first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water, whatever their age.

Lessons are highly adaptable to suit the needs of each individual, whether a beginner, a returner or a more advanced swimmer looking to refine swimming technique. Use our Pool Finder tool to search for your nearest pool offering ASA adult lessons in a friendly and supportive environment.

If you’re already a keen swimmer, why not take the opportunity to develop your teaching and coaching skills.

It’s now easier than ever to gain an aquatic qualification with new ‘blended learning’ from the IoS. Qualifications can now be delivered through a blended programme of e-learning and face to face teaching, giving learners the freedom to complete core units at home, while the technical units are delivered as normal in an IoS education centre.

The ASA is the first national governing body for sport in the UK to offer a blended learning delivery programme, allowing us to better meet the needs of our diverse learners, enabling them to study in their own time, at their own pace, and in their own environment.

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If you or someone you know has achieved something outstanding by learning through sport, NIACE would love to hear your story. It might be how sport has provided a route into self-employment, made a difference in the local community or helped in overcoming personal difficulties. If you know someone who has a story to tell, or would like more information, please contact Ian Yarroll at NIACE

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