ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) (RQF)

Course Leading to an ASA qualification.

The ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Swimming (RQF) is a vocational qualification. A vocational qualification offers a practical learning programme, challenges the learner and provides them with the skills and confidence needed to contribute to a specific role in the workplace.

This qualification will provide the learner with an introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding of safe and ethical principals for effective teaching practices in swimming, working non swimmers through to competent swimmers.   It will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to actively support a more senior qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.  


Assessment is by the course tutor/assessor and will cover:

  • Practical teaching through the use of a continuous assessment to help improvement through the course, then one formal 15 minute assessment.

  • Theoretical knowledge through continuous assessment, verbal and written questions.

  • Planning, preparation and evaluation tasks.  Mainly written.


Recommended Reading:

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Further Study:

This qualification is the first stage in a three level teaching   structure.  The next stage for you will be to progress to ASA Level 2 Teaching Swimming (QCF)or to ASA level 1 Coaching Swimming. (QCF)

Course Syllabus:

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