The ASA has a growing list of approved centres, including UK swimming pools and swimming clubs. Becoming an ASA approved centre is beneficial to swimmers, teachers and coaches
All About Approved Centres
Approved Centres are the national network for the delivery and assessment of qualifications leading to an ASA Certificate. Centres on the approved list are accredited to deliver and assess programmes or qualifications leading to an ASA qualification.
Requirements of All Centres
All ASA approved centres must have relevant policies that will ensure there are no unnecessary barriers for any groups of learners including health and safety, appeals and complaints policies.
A Higher Standard of Swimming Pools
To truly professionalise swimming, the ASA strive to provide and maintain a high standard of pools by which centres should be measured. This way, beginners and athletes alike can easily find a swimming pool with first-rate facilities, and highly qualified staff. An ASA Approved Centre Certificate is synonymous with great coaching, great customer service, and a great place to swim.
Of course, there are many ways in which swimming clubs can benefit from being ASA Approved. As well as being a trusted name and a good way to attract new talent, the ASA keep hold of established athletes by proving a commitment to quality. Furthermore, the ASA helps employees at Approved centres/clubs and pools to gain qualifications,accreditation and recognition ranging from AASE, teacher/coach licensing to swim21.
Of course, perhaps the most valuable benefit of becoming an ASA Approved centre/swimming pool is the amount of guidance and support provided through our high customer service standards. Whether it be volunteers and manpower, or the latest news and resources, there are plenty of perks to being approved with the ASA.
Use the Big Splash pool finder above to find your nearest ASA Approved swimming pools – and if your own club or pool is not listed, it may be time to do something about it.
How to Become an Approved Centre
This section is for guidance and documentation regarding becoming an ASA Approved Centre.
Organisations wishing to deliver the ASA Awarding Body qualifications are required to achieve Approved Centre status. A full guidance document and application forms are available to download below.
The ASA Awarding Body has been granted the sole licence by sports coach UK to award the United Kingdom Certificate in Coaching (UKCC) qualifications in England and Wales. As part of this licence the ASA Awarding Body is required to monitor and evaluate the delivery of these qualifications at all centres approved to deliver them. The implementation of monitoring and evaluation procedures by the ASA in line with the scUK licence necessitates the introduction of an annual fee.
If you have any queries regarding the process of becoming an approved centre please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our dedicated Awarding Body team will respond via email within five working days.
- Awarding Body fees
- Approved Centre and Qualification Application Form
- Providing ASA Qualifications- A Guide to centre and Qualification Approval
- Additional Workforce Details
- Additional Delivery Site Details
- Change of Key Contact form
- List of existing ASA Approved Centres
- Annual Programme of Planned Qualifications
- Additonal Qualification Details
Awarding Body Policies
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Complaints Policy
- Reasonable Adjustments and Special Considerations Policy
- Diversity and Equality Policy
- Malpractice and Maladministration Policy
- Health and Safety Policy
- Safeguarding Children and Vunerable Adults Policy
- Data Protection Policy
- Enquiries and Appeals Policy