How to become an ASA tutor or assessor

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There are two key ways to become an ASA tutor or assessor.

  • Through the ASA Tutor Training Programme route
  • Through the ASA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar presenter route

The ASA Tutor Training Programme

This is a bespoke programme designed to an individual’s needs and provides extensive training, development, and support to help you become an ASA tutor or assessor.

You will need a high level of technical knowledge in an aquatic discipline or disciplines, such as teaching swimming. You will also need to be:

  • Passionate about aquatics
  • Be able to inspire trainees
  • Innovative in your approach to education and training.

There are a range of essential criteria applicants must meet, which are outlined in the Tutor Person Specification.

Workforce Support Services recruit Trainee Tutors on a needs basis. The programme does not recruit every year. The training programme for new tutors is designed around needs and existing qualifications. You will be in training for between 12–15 months.

CPD Seminars

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is part of the life of a swimming teacher or coach. It’s important for them to keep up-to-date with changes and developments by attending further training.

You can become an ASA CPD presenter through supporting the delivery of CPD seminars in your area or nationally, depending on your skill set and willingness to travel.

Download the skill sets document below to find if you qualify. If you do, download the application form and email it to with the required evidence.

Once the Workforce Support Services team have viewed your application, you are required to become licensed to deliver CPDs. Click here to learn more about licensing.


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