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London Borough of Barking and Dagenham council

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Barking and Dagenham council are employing apprentices for their leisure centres. These apprenticeships are an excellent opportunity for you to make a difference to your life and to those in your community. The teaching aquatics apprenticeship will allow you to work with children and adults in both the swimming pools and gyms.

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How to apply

We are do not currently have any vacancies with Barking and Dagenham council, however you can find our current vacancies by clicking here. To apply for an apprenticeship with you need to fill in the application form from here. You will then need to return this form by email to eva.payates@swimming.org or by post to:

Apprenticeships
Institute of Swimming
Sportpark
3 Oakwood Drive
Loughborough
Leicestershire
LE11 3QF

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Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the apprenticeship you must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 16+
  • Living in the UK
  • Not in Full-Time Education
  • Do NOT hold a degree or HND Qualification

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Level 2 Teaching Aquatics with Barking and Dagenham Council

The Level 2 apprenticeship in Teaching Aquatics with Barking and Dagenham Council is designed to allow you to work in a leisure centre environment effectively and with the ability to contribute vastly to the centres swimming and gym projects. The apprenticeship lasts between 9-12 months. While on the apprenticeship you will receive the following qualifications;

  • Level 2 NVQ Coaching, Teaching and Instructing
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Level 2 ASA/UKCC Teaching Aquatics (To include Level 1 ASA/UKCC Teaching Aquatics if required)
  • Level 2 National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  • Key Skills

o   Level 1 application of Number (if required)

o   Level 1 Application of Communication (if required)

There are many progression routes when you have finished this apprenticeship. You may have the opportunity to move onto permanent employment or a more specialised apprenticeship depending upon the site’s needs for example it could be anything from event management to personal trainer. You may also move onto an Advanced apprenticeship programme.

To view the full qualification framework please click here.

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Go Swimming has everything you need to know about swimming. If you are a parent, a non swimmer or just want to improve your technique this is the section for you.

In British Swimming you will find information about the world of high performance sport, including the disciplines of Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and Para-Swimming.

The ASA is the governing body for the sport in England. In this section you will find all you need to know about joining a club or competing in England and becoming a swimming teacher or coach.

The IoS delivers the ASA’s courses and is a member organisation. Whether you are a teacher, coach, employer or club you will find everything you need to know about qualifications or educating your workforce.

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