Swimming Instructor Apprentice

Employer: Belhus Park Leisure Centre

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate

Apprenticeship duration: 12 months

Possible start date: 03rd Jan 2019

Working week: Days and shifts to be confirmed. Total hours per week: 37.00

Impulse Leisure is looking for two apprentices to complete an Apprenticeship in Coaching Learn to Swim, to work across three sites: Blackshots Leisure Centre, Corringham Leisure Centre and Belhus Park Golf and Country Club.

Impulse Leisure is looking for two apprentices to complete an apprenticeship in Coaching Learn to Swim, to work across three sites: Blackshots Leisure Centre (located in Grays, Thurrock), Corringham Leisure Centre & Belhus Park Golf & Country club (located in South Ockendon, West Thurrock).  If you love Swimming or have an interest in Sport or Teaching, this apprenticeship could help you build a career out of your passion.

The 12 Month Coaching Learn to Swim Apprenticeship Framework is designed for those individuals wishing to pursue a career in the leisure industry through a teaching route; it is entirely work based and work related. The swimming programme gives you a wide range of knowledge and experience and most importantly the qualifications to help you develop a career within the leisure industry. At the end of this apprenticeship you will be a fully qualified swimming teacher, with the ability to teach lessons to groups of swimmers from beginners to experienced, children to adults.

Swimming teachers help people of all ages and abilities to develop swimming skills and techniques, or exercise in water. If you are a good swimmer and you could motivate and inspire others to develop their skills, this apprenticeship could suit you well.

You would need to be able to encourage people and put them at their ease. You would also need to have perseverance and patience with slower learners.

As a qualified swimming teacher you would:

  • Teach or coach one-to-one or in groups
  • Plan and deliver sessions appropriate to the level of swimmer
  • Provide explanations and demonstrate swimming techniques
  • Correct faults in swimming techniques and identify ways to improve performance
  • Make sure safety standards are followed
  • Organise and supervise assistants and helpers

The types of jobs associated with this apprenticeship programme are:

  • Assistant Swimming Teacher 
  • Swimming Teacher
  • Swimming Coordinator 
  • Recreation Assistant

Areas of responsibility will include working across a number of areas of the Leisure Centres including poolside, cafeteria and reception, as well as swimming instruction. 

The successful Apprentice will also be required to complete the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

No formal qualifications required.

For more information or to apply, please click the link.