This apprenticeship is for swim and water safety teachers who are keen to specialise.
Specialist swim teachers are inclusive, understanding, adaptable, and able to communicate with a wide range of people.
This apprenticeship will be delivered and assessed on-the-job at your pool, online, and through external workshops.
Coming out of this apprenticeship, you will have advanced industry knowledge and practical skills relevant to your two chosen strands.
Planning, teaching and evaluating swim, water safety and aquatic education lessons
Implementing health and safety procedures
Maintaining currency of skills and knowledge of aquatic trends and research
Facilitating and promoting aquatic programmes
Interacting with a wide range of groups and individuals to increase participation in aquatic activities.
Early Childhood Swimmers
The programme is made up of the following unit standards:
Unit standard 31243 | Maintain customer engagement, safety and service in an aquatic environment | Level 4 | 15 credits
Unit standard 31147 | Maintain currency and professionalism in the recreation industry | Level 4 | 5 credits
Unit standard 29848 | Demonstrate knowledge of safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace | Level 3 | 5 credits
Unit standard 29849 | Demonstrate knowledge of professional practice in a recreation workplace | Level 3 | 5 credits
Unit standard 30122 | Operate professionally and promote safe, enjoyable experiences in an aquatic facility | Level 3 | 15 credits
Unit standard 30125 | Plan, deliver and review swimming and water safety lessons | Level 3 | 15 credits
The strands contain the following unit standards:
Unit standard 31150 | Deliver specialised aquatic education programmes for early childhood learners | Level 3 | 30 credits
Unit standard 31149 | Deliver specialised aquatic education programmes for adult learners | Level 4 | 30 credits
Unit standard 31148 | Deliver adaptive aquatic education programmes for learners with additional needs | Level 4 | 30 credits
Unit standard 31151 | Deliver specialised aquatic education programmes to improve stroke techniques and the performance of swimmers | Level 4 | 30 credits
For more information on the content of the qualification, visit the NZQA website, here.
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for apprentices will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
To check out our fees list, click here.
This apprenticeship is a fees-free eligible programme. If you meet the requirements to access fees-free, you could be entitled to a rebate of fees already paid, or additional funding to complete your apprenticeship.
For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch.
Keen to become a specialist swim teacher? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the aquatics industry.
If you want to become a swim teacher, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local pool or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.