Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Combined Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach and Swimming Coach

RPL is an assessment only route you can take to gain a Swim England Assistant Swimming Coach and Swim England Swimming Coach certificate if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed.

Prior to booking on to this programme you will need to complete an initial assessment. If you successfully pass this stage you will then be able to book your place.

You will be asked to provide relevant and sufficient evidence that you meet the criteria laid out in the certificate specification. Those who decide to join RPL are given 7 weeks to gather their evidence and upload it to their workspace; this will include videoing yourself coaching participants so please make sure you have their permission beforehand.

Certificate specification

Download the full Swim England Swimming Coach specification.

Who is RPL designed for?

Anyone who already has experience of coaching swimmers and can provide evidence of meeting the certificate specification without tutor support or learning resources.





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Course Details

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

Further Details

Course Start Date
15th December 2020
Number of Places
2 Remaining (Total: 3)
Tutor Name
Online Learning
Closing Date
14th December 2020
7 weeks
Training Format


15th December 2020
2nd February 2021


You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:

You will have experience of working as an assistant coach and must have a good level of English, with both written and verbal communication skills.

Assessment Type



As part of your assessment, you must be able to provide video footage of yourself coaching to the correct level and type of swimmers. Please make sure you have permission to film before booking. You will need to upload all your evidence within 7 weeks and gaining permission from facilities and participant can cause delays.

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 £595

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