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 on-the-job at the pool, online, and through external workshops. Assessments will be completed online.
Coming out of this apprenticeship, you will have advanced industry knowledge and practical skills relevant to your two chosen strands.
The apprentice completes the
The apprentice completes two Swimming NZ teacher extension courses, from the following four subject areas:
Early Childhood Swimmers
The apprentice completes an online assessment task, in which they review and evaluate their programmes relating to the extension courses they’ve completed.
The programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 31243||Maintain customer engagement, safety and service in an aquatic environment||L4||15 credits|
|Unit standard 31147||Maintain currency and professionalism in the recreation industry||L4||5 credits|
|Unit standard 29848||Demonstrate knowledge of safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace||L3||5 credits|
|Unit standard 29849||Demonstrate knowledge of professional practice in a recreation workplace||L3||5 credits|
|Unit standard 30122||Operate professionally and promote safe, enjoyable experiences in an aquatic facility||L3||15 credits|
|Unit standard 30125||Plan, deliver and review swimming and water safety lessons||L3||15 credits|
The strands contain the following unit standards:
|Unit standard 31150||Deliver specialised aquatic education programmes for early childhood learners||L3||30 credits|
|Unit standard 31149||Deliver specialised aquatic education programmes for adult learners||L4||30 credits|
|Unit standard 31148||Deliver adaptive aquatic education programmes for learners with additional needs||L4||30 credits|
|Unit standard 31151||Deliver specialised aquatic education programmes to improve stroke techniques and the performance of swimmers||L4||30 credits|
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.
Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government's Targeted Training Fund.
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 apprenticeship on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a 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.