Learn specialist skills for teaching babies and toddlers
30 September 2011
Being there to share the very start of a child’s swimming journey and teaching babies and toddlers to swim must truly be one of the most rewarding experiences a swimming teacher can have.
If you are a Level 2 trained swimming teacher and would like to extend your skills to teach adult and child aquatic sessions, there are a new range of continuing professional development (CPD) sessions now launched by the Institute of Swimming (IoS).
The programme of seminars consists of 3 knowledge based CPD modules covering the core topics needed to deliver safe and effective adult and child aquatic sessions. Delivered over 2 days, there is a mix of both classroom based work and practical classes. The main topics covered include:
- understanding child development
- planning and preparation foradult and child aquatic sessions
- developing the skills for adult and child aquatic sessions
Jenny Norvill, IoS Delivery Manager said, “This is a popular subject area which we know swimming teachers are keen to learn more about. The mix of theory and practical sessions makes for an exciting programme which will equip learners with the specialist skills and knowledge for working with babies and toddlers within an aquatics environment.”
Aimed at industry professionals who have previously achieved a level 2 in teaching aquatics, the programme provides teachers with the necessary specialist underpinning knowledge in working with babies and toddlers. In the longer term, this could be tied into the assessment of future ASA qualifications that are currently in development which will allow swimming teachers to show their specialist knowledge in various aspects of their work.
The programme cost is £150 which includes a copy of the recommended reading “Make a splash”, and a CD to include all the course resources.
For full details of course dates and availability visit www.theiosonline.com, click on ‘all training’ and search under ‘development seminars’