About IoS Education & Training
The Institute of Swimming is providing the sport and active leisure industry with a world class workforce. The largest trainer of swimming teachers and coaches in England and the premier provider of the ASA’s courses, our expertise now extends beyond aquatics with an expansion into education and training provision in exercise and fitness leisure operations.
We are at the cutting edge of teacher and coach education, from running the latest UKCC courses through to providing continuing professional development opportunities and deliver hundreds of courses across the country, courses that are of the same high standards we hold for ourselves. Visit our specialised website for all online bookings and resources.
We have our own distinct identity (look out for our logo) that symbolises our quality support and shows our dedication to future developments.
We are constantly looking at how to improve what we deliver to ensure we are offering you the best possible service and give teaching and coaching the recognition it deserves as a career choice.
We have also been appointed as a Centre of Excellence by government, which means we will work with employers and industry partners to co-ordinate and deliver training provision required across aquatics.
If you have general education/course related queries try our FAQs.
Distinctions between IoS Education & Training and ASA Awarding Body
When it comes to teacher and coach education, people often ask how the IoS differs from the ASA – after all both deal with swimming courses.
Well, the simple answer is that the ASA is the examining body for qualifications and the IoS is the premier provider of ASA courses.
Think of it this way, the IoS is like the college or university that delivers the courses and ASA Awarding Body is the examination board that approves the results and hands out the certificates.
Don’t forget the IoS also offers a membership package that offers comprehensive insurance cover, discounts on courses, a year’s subscription to Swimming Times (British Swimming and the ASA’s official magazine) and much more.