Improving school swimming with NCTP
The National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP) is a scheme to improve swimming teaching in schools. Read on to find out how, if you’re involved with swimming in primary schools, you shouldn’t miss out.
If we want school swimming to help children be confident and safe in the water it is essential to provide high quality school swimming lessons. School swimming can also increase links to local sports clubs and increase the number of hours young people spend doing PE in a week. In order to achieve this we need teachers and assistants with the right skills and knowledge.
This is where the National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP) comes in. NCTP has been developed to deliver the right training to teachers and assistants to ensure school children receive the best quality aquatics education.
As part of the NCTP, teachers receive the Certificate for Teaching School Swimming (Key Stages 1 and 2) and experience theorical/practical sessions that show how best to deliver school swimming.
NCTP is open to anyone working within a primary school swimming programme e.g. school teacher, classroom assistant, learning support staff, nursery nurse, qualified swimming teachers, parent, other helpers etc. In addition students involved in initial teacher training may also attend. To learn more click here.
If you want to register a NCTP course, click here for advice about organising a course or if you would like to go ahead just complete the course registration form. Fill in the form and return it by post to the address below or email it by clicking here:
Workforce Development Department
3 Oakwood Drive