Apply to be a Swimming Instructor

We are now working in partnership with Scottish Swimming and follow their National Swimming Framework which is being delivered in most local authorities and trusts, throughout Scotland.

We are also working with Scottish Swimming’s new qualification – this new SSTQ is an SCQF Level 7 on the SQA Board. Please see details of our upcoming course below (please note, this course is both online and at venue in pool):-

Venue – Neilston Leisure Centre

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Wednesday 14/09/2219:0021:00219:0021:00
Thursday 15/09/2215:3019:30416:0018:302.5hrs
Friday 16/09/2219:0020:00119:0021:00
Saturday17/09/2211:0016:00511:0013:453hrs
Wednesday21/09/2219:0021:00219:0021:00
Thursday22/09/2215:3019:30416:0018:302.5hrs
Friday23/09/2219:0020:00119:0020:00
Saturday24/09/2211:0016:00511:0013:453hrs
Wednesday28/09/2219:0021:00219:0021:00
Thursday29/09/2215:3019:30416:0018:302.5hrs
Friday30/09/2219:0020:00119:0020:00
Saturday01/10/2211:0016:00511:0013:453hrs
Wednesday 19/10/2219:0021:00219:0021:00
Thursday 20/10/2215:3019:30416:0018:302hrs
Friday 21/10/2219:0020:00119:0020:00
Saturday22/10/2211:0016:00511:0013:453hrs
Wednesday 26/10/2219:0021:00219:0021:00
Thursday27/10/2215:3019:30416:0018:302hrs
Friday28/10/2219:0020:00119:0020:00
Saturday29/10/2211:0016:00511:0013:453hrs
Please note: Any pre, during or post course shadowing, which you may be asked to carry out by the Tutor is UNPAID.

Teaching & Shadowing:

It is recommended that you shadow 5 hours before the course starts and that you continue to shadow during the course, to give you the experience necessary to teach children on your own. This can be organised by contacting Karen Baxter who will provide you with the appropriate centre co-ordinator’s details to arrange this.

These teaching hours must be signed off by the teacher supporting you, or the lesson co-ordinator at the centre they were carried out in. The hours can be teaching at any level but a broad range of different levels are recommended. All of the above shadowing and teaching pre and post course will be unpaid, until you are fully signed off and ready to teach by yourself.

After the course has finished you may be required to complete further teaching hours before your qualification can be completed.

How to Apply:

If you are 16 years of age and over and wish to become a swimming instructor, please contact Karen Baxter in the first instance to see if spaces are still available on the course. If spaces are available, one will be reserved for you. Once the reservations are full, the course can go ahead. You will then be sent a link to register and pay £550, however within this link, there is guidance from Scottish Swimming on how to become a member, as it is a pre-requisite that you become a member first, in order to carry out any Scottish Swimming courses. This is an additional £10 cost to become a Scottish Swimming Member. Guidance and instructions to sign up can be found here. Please do not pay the £10 until you have been advised that you have been secured a place on the course. Once you have signed in and paid for your membership and the course fee, you will later to be invited to carry out some online pre-requisite work, which should take no lonfer than 30mins to complete.

Please be aware that this course is NON REFUNDABLE and all dates MUST BE ATTENDED.

You can apply for subsidy which is all explained here – which means you may be able to receive up to a maximum of £100 back for the cost of the course.

This qualification will enable you to source employment as a Swimming Instructor within East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust’s Swimming Development Team.

Contact Us 
If interested, please apply and if you wish to know any more information, please contact Karen on 07810756254

 This new SSTQ is an SCQF Level 7 on the SQA Board.

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