ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Swimming (QCF)
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)
On successful completion of this qualification
You should be able to:
- Promote and establish working relationships and high standards of behaviour with swimmers, other coaches, parents and officials.
- Demonstrate an ability to safely prepare, support and conclude swimming sessions and/or activities using pre-prepared session plans.
- Demonstrate and have an understanding of:
- Generic coaching skills
- Swimming specific coaching skills
- Coach and swimmer development
- Good practice in coaching ethics
- Health and safety
- Basic introduction to swimming.
- Demonstrate an ability to identify and adapt swimming sessions and/or activities for a variety of age groups and swimmer ability.
- Identify an awareness of development opportunities in swimming, including coaching, administration and officiating.
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.
The qualification is assessed through a variety of methods and activities in the form of observation, written evidence and/or verbal discussion. Your tutor will help you to understand the different sorts of evidence that are acceptable and appropriate and the methods of assessment that will be used.
Practical assessments will be conducted through observation in your own environment.
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