Education

Sam Woodward Swimming provides coach education courses through ICON Training

ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Swimming

The ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Swimming (QCF) 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 coaching practices in swimming. It will equip the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to actively support a more senior qualified Swimming Coach in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.

This qualification is for those learners who:

  • Would like or require an introduction to coaching in a swimming environment.
  • Are seeking further career progression within their area of work.
  • Are seeking to progress towards the ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Swimming (QCF).
Assessment

Learners can be assessed using a variety of assessment methods. These are inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Observation of practice
  • Questioning (written and oral)
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Expert witness evidence
  • Reflective diary
  • Professional discussion.
Learner Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and learners are not required to have any prior experience of coaching. Learners must be at least 15 years of age to register onto this qualification, however to be awarded the qualification, learners must have turned 16 years of age either before or on the final day of the course.

Future course dates, prices and details on booking will be posted here when confirmed.