Initial Assessment for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming

RPL is an assessment only route you can take to gain a Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed.

This initial assessment should be completed prior to booking on to the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming course. Once you book on to this initial assessment you will be given access to your online workbook. This will include a set of questions which you need to complete by the course end date below.

If you pass the initial assessment you will be able to book on to the full RPL course. You will be asked to provide relevant and sufficient evidence that you meet the criteria laid out in the qualification specification. Those who decide to join RPL are given 4 weeks to gather their evidence and upload it to their workspace.

Qualification specification

Download the full Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming specification.

Who is RPL designed for?

Anyone who already has experience of teaching swimming using the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and can provide evidence of meeting the qualification specification without tutor support or learning resources.





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Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Teaching Swimming
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
15th April 2019
Number of Places
98 Remaining (Total: 100)
Tutor Name
Online Learning
Closing Date
15th April 2019
1 Week
Training Format


15th April 2019
26th April 2019


You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:

An ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or an equivalent ASA qualification taken in or after 1994.
You will have experience of working as a swimming teacher and must have a good level of English, with both written and verbal communication skills.
If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre-requisites, please check with the Institute of Swimming on 01509 640640.

Assessment Type



If you qualify for the full RPL programme you must be able to provide video footage showing you teaching. Please make sure you have permission to film before booking onto this programme.

You will not be entitled to a refund if this is not the correct programme for you. Please read the course details carefully and refer to the terms and conditions found below.

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Bookings must be made through the account of the individuals attending the training.

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Price per place £20

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