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Level 2 Teaching Apprenticeship

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What is the Aquatic Teaching Apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship is developed for young people who want to pursue a full time professional career in aquatic teaching. The apprenticeship provides young people with the necessary skills and training whilst undertaking em-ployment.

Qualifications & Training
The apprenticeship takes 6-9 months to complete, during this time apprentices will undertake the following qualifications alongside their employment:

  • Level 2 NVQ Coaching, Teaching and Instructing
    Apprentices will achieve this qualification through dem-onstrating their skills within their employment.
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
    This qualification is a mandatory technical certificate. Apprentices will gain an understanding of their employ-ment rights and responsibilities, within the active lei-sure and learning industry.
  • Level 2 UKCC Teaching Aquatics
    This is an industry related technical certificate. The UK Coaching Certificate is a nationally recognised stan-dard for coach and teacher education spearheaded by Sports Coach UK. Apprentices will learn how to teach common skills in all aquatic disciplines, covering a range of technical knowledge and practical skills that will allow them to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of sessions.
  • Choice of one other industry related qualifications to meet candidate/employer needs:
    - Level 2 First Aid at Work/ in Sport
    - Level 2 National Pool Lifeguard
    - Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
    - Or a choice of many other industry related qualifications which will allow us to tailor the apprenticeship to your specific business needs.
  • Key Skills
    - Level 1 Application of Number
    - Level 1 Application of Communication

Career & Progression Opportunities
There are a wide range of routes apprentices can take within the industry upon completion of their apprenticeship. They can secure full time em-ployment as swimming teacher, swimming co-ordinator and/or other roles within the leisure industry. Apprentices also have the option to de-velop their skills further and progress onto advanced apprenticeships in active leisure and learning with the IoS.

Apprentice Profile and Entry requirements
Apprentices will be young people who have a pas-sion for teaching aquatics who will already have some teaching experience.

  • To be eligible apprentices must meet the following criteria:
  • Aged 16-24
  • Living in England
  • Not in Full-Time Education
  • Do NOT hold a degree or HND Qualification
  • Hold a ASA/UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics

Apprentices will earn the apprentice minimum wage of £95 per week.

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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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