Join our team of Swimming Instructors

Do you have what it takes to join our team of Fit&Well swimming instructors? We are currently recruiting Swim England Level 2 qualified instructors to teach at our pools in Hoddesdon and Cheshunt. 

We offer:

·        Flexible working arrangements

·        Competitive pay (£16.52 per hour)

·        Free gym membership

·        Paid leave

 

If you are a strong swimmer and have a willingness to learn how to teach water skills, we offer :

·        Sponsored swim instructor training (to Swim England level 2) if required

 

Becoming a Swimming Instructor

Take the plunge into a rewarding career as a swimming teacher! Help others to learn the skills they need to become confident in the water. These training courses will provide you with the skills you need to work in leisure. You might find this information from the Institute of Swimming helpful.

 

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

If you are interested in supporting the teaching programme in a learn to swim environment utilising the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming, this certificate is suitable for you.  Achievement of this certificate will qualify you to operate as a support teacher.  It will provide you with the generic "how to teach/coach skills" common to all disciplines, together with specific focus on movement literacy.  The second part of the course will focus on aquatic teaching, including the technical knowledge and practical skills which will allow you to actively support a more senior qualified/licensed aquatic teacher at any level, in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.  You will be expected to have an understanding of the aquatic environment and a basic understanding of appropriate corrections to common aquatics faults.

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

  • Practical coaching through the use of a continuous checklist plus one formal 15 minute assessment
  • Planning, preparation and other associated tasks through the completion of a candidate log book
  • Courses leading to a Swim England qualification are subject to an internal and external verification process


Course 1:  24, 25 February, 3, 4 March 2018 
Course 2:  6, 7, 8, 9 August
Course 3:  29, 30, 31 October, 1 November
Time:         8.45am-6pm
Cost:         £385.00 

Sponsorship may be available. Please email us at swim@broxbourne.gov.uk.

Venue:      The John Warner Sports Centre

 

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher

This course covers teaching aquatics.  All units need to be completed in order to be fully qualified.  Once you have achieved the Swim England Swimming Teacher Course you become a fully qualified aquatics teacher.  Please note: candidates must already have Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) before booking.

If you are interested in teaching within a learn to swim environment utilising the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming, this certificate is suitable for you.  Achievement of this certificate will qualify you to operate as a teacher.  It will provide you with the generic "how to teach/coach" skills common to all disciplines together with specific focus on Teaching Aquatics, covering a range of technical knowledge and practical skills that will allow you to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of consecutive sessions within the context of a self-prepared scheme of work.  This qualification sits on the Regulated Quality Framework (RQF).

Assessment is taken by the course tutor/assessor and on successful completion of this qualification you should be able to:

  • Establish a safe, fair and equitable teaching environment
  • Review participant's needs and goals for teaching session
  • Plan, prepare and deliver teaching sessions
  • Practical coaching through the use of an observation and oral checklist
  • Planning, preparation and other associated tasks through the completion of the appropriate Level 2 log book.

Courses leading to a Swim England qualification are subject to an internal and external verification process.

This qualification may enable you secure paid or voluntary work as a teacher of aquatics, utilising the Swim England National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS) or equivalent schemes.  The qualification is the second stage in a three-level teaching structure.  The next stage is the Swim England Level 3 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics Unit 1-3 (Health & Safety, Principles of Teaching/Coaching and Sport Science) are transferable across all Swim England disciplines, so if you wish to take a Swim England level 2 Certificate for Coaching qualification in another discipline you are only required to hold the unit 2 of the relevant Level 1 Certificate for coaching or have gained exemption and then complete Units 5 - 8 within that discipline. 


Course 1:   19, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 May, 1 June 2018
Course 2:   8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 September 2018
Time:          8.45am - 6pm
Cost:          £635 (inclusive of all Swim England fees) 

Sponsorship may be available. Please email us at swim@broxbourne.gov.uk.

Venue:       The John Warner Sports Centre