Early Childhood Swim Teachers Qualification - 018JUN006 - East Lothian

Date:
04 June 2018 to 18 June 2018
Location:
Aubigny Sports Centre
City:
East Lothian
Postcode:
EH41 4DB
Contact:
Karen Ferguson
Email:
kferguson@enjoyleisure.com

This qualification is intended for those who wish to deliver quality teaching in the early years through aquatic based programs. The Early Childhood Swim Teacher will cover the age range from 0-5, including Adult & Child and Preschool Swimming Lessons. In addition to developing knowledge of the fundamental principles that underpin child development, learners will also gain practical teaching techniques and games and activities, which will enhance learning and development. Thorough feedback and peer evaluation will ensure that Teachers will have the opportunity to develop their skills delivering in an Aquatic Environment.

The qualification is internally accredited by Scottish Swimming and credit rated by SQA at SCQF Level 7 with 6 credit points.

Course Prerequisite:
* Age 17 years or over
* Scottish Swimming Member*
* Hold a current and valid Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate (SPC)
* Hold a UKCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics qualification or approved equivalent
Evidence of the above must be supplied at the point of course booking.

Course Cost: £250 per learner

Aims:
On completion, teachers will have covered:
* Supporting a holistic approach to child development through aquatics
* Developing aquatic Early years swimming programs with progressive fun games and activities
* Using fundamental Aquatic skills to support children's learning through play
* Child centred approaches to Social and Emotional development within an aquatic environment
* Developing positive relationships with Children and Adults

Overview
The purpose of the course is to enhance knowledge and standardise the current provision of delivery for Early Years.
In addition to developing knowledge of the fundamental principles that underpin child development, learners will also gain practical teaching techniques, games and activities which will enhance learning and development. Thorough feedback and peer evaluation will ensure that Teachers will have the opportunity to develop their skills for delivering in an Aquatic Environment.
The programme has been developed in consultation with specialists in child development to incorporate both enjoyment of an aquatic environment and ongoing development.

Delivery and Assessment:
The tutor led delivery takes place over 3 days and includes 2 hours of practical work per day.
Learners are required to complete pre-course work and assessment tasks throughout the course.
Practical teaching skills are assessed throughout the duration of the course and feedback is provided on an on-going basis.


* There are 2 ways of becoming a Scottish Swimming Member:
1. Via one of our affiliated clubs – please liaise directly with the club Membership Secretary to authorise / process
2. Via one of our affiliated Swim Schools – Details below.

Swim School Membership (see our membership section)
• Please visit: http://www.scottishswimming.com/members/membership.aspx
• Sign up for an account
• Request to join a swim school (UKCC Trainee)
• Pay for the membership online.




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