From January 2014 it will be an industry requirement for all those entering the profession for the first time to achieve a Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics (QCF) qualification before progressing to the new Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF) qualification.
27 February 2014
The ASA’s main training partner, the Institute of Swimming (IoS), has today announced details of how practicing swimming teachers can achieve the new RAPs approved ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF) qualification.
25 September 2013
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20 September 2013
The Register of Aquatic Professionals (RAPs) has officially launched, receiving a warm reception from aquatic industry leaders and sports stars alike.
19 September 2013
The aquatics industry has united in a call to parents to go the extra mile in ensuring their children can swim.
With figures from the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) showing that half of primary school children can’t swim, parents are being urged to seek private tuition to supplement compulsory school swimming lessons. But the emphasis should be on seeking quality instructors who are best positioned to teach this lifesaving skill, according to industry leaders.
26 July 2013
The ASA has created a national recognised, formal qualification in baby swimming.
18 July 2013
As well as being rewarded throughout their swimming journey on the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway with badges and certificates, now your swimmers can become medal winners too.
10 July 2013
Many children with disabilities or additional needs enjoy learning to swim with their peers as part of mainstream lessons. However it can sometimes take them a lot longer to achieve the early stages of the British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway which can affect their motivation.
9th May 2013
The IoS are transforming the current UkCC delivery programme for Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Aquatics and Coaching Swimming.
05 April 2013
Twelve outstanding swimming teachers have become the first to gain the ASA Level 2 Extended Diploma in Coaching Learn to Swim.