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 employment.

Qualifications & Training
The apprenticeship takes a minimum of 12 months to complete, and during this time apprentices will undertake the following qualifications alongside their employment:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Coaching Learn to Swim 
    Apprentices will achieve this qualification through demonstrating 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 employment rights and responsibilities within the active leisure and learning industry.
  • Level 2 UKCC Teaching Aquatics
    This is an industry related technical certificate. The UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) is a nationally recognised standard 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.
  • Functional Skills
    - Level 1 Maths
    - Level 1 English (Reading,Writing and Speaking)

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 employment as swimming teacher, swimming co-ordinator and/or other roles within the leisure industry. Apprentices also have the option to develop 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 passion for teaching aquatics who will already have some teaching experience.

  • To be eligible apprentices must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be aged 16+ at the start of the programme
  • Living in UK or the EU for previous three years
  • Not in full-time education
  • Do not hold a degree or HND qualification
  • Not have completed NVQ at the same level in the sector

Apprentices will earn the National Apprentice Minimum Wage and complete a minimum of 30 hours per week.

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