A pilot study with Leeds Metropolitan University
The ASA has been working with Leed Metropolitan University on a pilot study to offer PGCE students the chance to also complete National Curriculum Training Programme as part of their studies, so that they have a swimming teaching qualification on graduation of their university course.
As a consequence of the pilot, both the trainees and their future school employers have benefited from embedding the NCTP into the traditional PGCE syllabus.
The trainees have received an additional qualification that can enhance their CV and help with their job searching, while prospective schools have gained a potential
employee who can plan and evaluate school swimming, who comes with their own learner guide and who can work with any existing ASA qualified Level 2 Swimming Teachers within the school swimming programme.
Click here to read an extensive article with a full report and details of the pilot, published in Physical Education Matters. We acknowledge their kind permission to publish this article on our website.
The pilot has been such a success that the ASA has begun working in partnership with lecturers at Canterbury University and is in further discussions with Northampton University and John Moores University Liverpool.
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