Level 2 Teaching Apprenticeship
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.
- 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.