Swimming Instructor

Subject to demand, Carn Brea Leisure Centre acts as a training centre for ASA Swim Teacher courses in Cornwall.

If you would like more information on how to apply, and funding opportunities, please visit the ASA website.

ASA Teaching Aquatics Level 1 

This qualification involves teaching groups of 1-4 pupils from non-swimmer through the stages of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.

The syllabus is completed as two modular units and includes:

  • Child protection
  • Sport equity
  • Health and safety issues
  • Equipment
  • Strokes
  • Lesson planning 
  • Schemes of work

Anyone interested in teaching swimming to apply, but candidates must be 16 years of age or above at the start of the course.

ASA Teaching Aquatics Level 2

This qualification involves teaching groups of 4-12 pupils from non-swimmer through the stages of the National Plan for Teaching Swimming.

The syllabus is completed as modular units and includes:

  • Child protection
  • Health and safety issues
  • Strokes
  • Lesson planning 
  • Working with an assistant
  • Schemes of work
  • Fundamentals
  • Anatomy and physiology

Units 1-5 will be held at Carn Brea Leisure Centre: Unit 6 will be work based assessments. 

Candidate must hold the ASA Teaching Aquatics Certificate Level 1 to apply, and must be 17 years of age or above at the start of the course.

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