ASA launch new Swimming Teacher qualifications
The ASA are launching new updated and highly practical Level 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher qualification in January 2016.

The new qualifications are called:

  ASA Level 1 Teaching Assistant (Swimming)
  ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher

These qualifications will be replacing the ASA Level 1 and 2 Teaching Aquatics qualification.

Survive and Save Training will be implementing these course immediately within our programme.

Survive and Save Training have been involved in the consultation and development of these new qualifications and were asked by the ASA Awarding Body to pilot both of these qualifications during the summer. The learners that attended these courses were all impressed with the new format which concentrates on ensuring that swimming teachers qualifying will be highly technical and flexible and ready for all varieties of teaching environment that they may be asked to work in.

The new ASA Level 1 Teaching Assistant (Swimming) qualification is, as its title suggests, an Assistant. This means that the holder of this qualification is not qualified to work independently and must work under the supervision of a fully qualified swimming teacher.

The good news for our young teachers is that the ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher can now be taken at the age of 16.

If you hold an ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or any ASA qualification in teaching swimming awarded from 1994 you hold the pre-requisites to take the new ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification.

For existing ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics/Swimming teacher qualification - you do not need to do anything your existing qualification are still valid.

For more information on course that are available check out our course diary

98.6% course satisfaction rating!!

Thank you to all the learners who took qualifications during the last year. The feedback you have given us is invaluable, helping us to develop, improve and even change some areas of our courses and procedures. This year you have given our entire course programme a overall 98.6% satisfaction rating based on a very good or good rating.

Anything you rate as satisfactory or below is not included in this calculation. At Survive and Save Training anything you say is satisfactory is something that needs to be improved and with your feedback we aim to do that. This year's satisfaction rating of 98.6% is a significant improvement on last year's impressive figure of 95%.

These improvements have been notable in the rating our learners have given for our course venues and the course resources that we provide.

Mayor's Legacy Funding

This fund is no longer available.

Thanks to this fund we have been able to access funding for 120 candidates takings qualification at Level 1 and Level 2 for Teaching Aquatics and Coaching Swimming courses.

In addition some candidates have been able to use this funding to access our flexible learning programme to complete their qualification. Without this fund a large number of these candidates would have been unable to complete these qualifications.

ASA/UKCC Level 1 Award for Teaching Aquatics – March/April 2012

Enjoyed the teaching it was brilliant when it when well to see the pupils improving Being able to work in group to talk about each stroke and then apply the knowledge by teaching it later

Flexible Learning Candidates – ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Coaching Swimming (units 205-208) – March 2012

Commenting on the final practical assessment - thanks for yesterday, you made it a much less daunting task than expected and thanks for the extra in-puts and tips much appreciated, I shall be incorporating them into my next session

ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Coaching Swimming (units 205-208) – February/March 2012

Lively and enjoyable training course The venue and pool facilities were good, a very enjoyable 5 weeks with nice people and a well informed tutor

Survive and Save Training in Partnership with North London Jewish Youth Organisation

Survive and Save Training are working in partnership with the North London Jewish Youth Organisation to deliver an ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics for 12 of its female teachers. This is a ladies only course being delivered by one of our Tutors Ellie Purvis, to allow the ladies to become fully qualified swimming teachers. The group running at Kings Hall Leisure Centre in Hackney and have been to be able to access Mayors Legacy Funding with assistance from our company.

Sharon Wyler from the organisation commented after the first session of the course:
"All the teachers enjoyed the session immensely. The teachers were impressed with the tutor's knowledge, how much she knows and the help that she can offer them. So far it has been a terrific experience."

This partnership has been developed from a long standing association that Director and Company Secretary Sally Baldwin has with the organisation through the Royal Life Saving Society Bronze Medallion programme.

Survive and Save Training delivers excellence – its official!

Following the Annual Centre Review visit on Tuesday 1st March 2011 Dr Pauline Palmer with two other representatives from the ASA Awarding Body, Survive and Save Training have been commended for delivering excellence throughout its organisation to both learners and organisations registering on its courses.

The excellent grading and comments received from the review covered everything from first booking contact, to delivery by the tutor, resources, facilities, quality assurance processes and most importantly the results achieved by the candidates.

To read more about our centre review click here.


Survive and Save Club/Survive and Save Training achieve Aquamark PREMIER Status. The first club in the country to achieve to meet industry standards for our learn to swim programme.
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For more information about Survive and Save Club, click here.

Survive and Save Training rated Outstanding!

Following our recent monitoring visit from a British Swimming lead tutor, I am delighted to announce that both our training centre and monitoring of our course delivery has been graded OUTSTANDING.

Julie Gibson was the appointed main lead tutor conducting the visit. She commented on the following:
Tutor Monitoring

This was a superb session demonstrating excellent practice. Thank you. Action plan – To continue delivering at this excellent standard"
Centre Monitoring

An excellent service to their locality. They show excellent attention to detail and offer courses that give learners the opportunity to both progress and excel. There were many examples of excellent practice with few suggestions for development. Critical success factors for the future focus mainly on maintaining good practice. Coupled with the Lead Tutor Observation this Approved Centre offers an excellent service."
Ray Lau
Education and Development Director
August 2009

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