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Disability Swim Teachers Course

This Level 2 award is specifically aimed at those who wish to pursue a career working with
People with Disabilities in an aquatic environment and those who will teach swimmers on a
one to one basis without direct supervision.

Those wishing to undertake this qualification must have undergone a recognised code of
ethics course, which has an aquatics specific section, included e.g. Water Safety Ireland.
Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course. The Tutor may
recognise the prior experience and qualifications of candidates.

Holders of this award can teach on their own, on a one to one basis, the set of skills/activities
outlined in the syllabus and listed on their certificates.

Course duration:

3 days / 24 hours.

Tutor/Candidate Ratios
12 candidates to each tutor is the maximum recommended.


Assessments will be by external WSI registered Tutors / Examiners, who are also qualified as
“Aquatics for People with Disabilities Teachers”.

The assessment will comprise of the following:

Teaching people with a variety of disabilities for an hour as directed by the supervising
course tutor.

A portfolio / logbook must be completed during the course to the satisfaction of the
course Tutor. The external may ask to see the portfolios as evidence and to support his
/ her decision. The logbook / portfolio will include the following: session plans,
reflections/evaluations, scheme of work, skill analysis, risk assessment, and
attendance sheets.


The practical aspects of the course must include a minimum of 4 practical hours teaching
people with a variety of disabilities. It will include application and development of various methods and practices/activities.

Course registration details:

Dates: December 2023

Location: Cork City

Cost: €400

Places are limited and will be offered on a first come basis.

For expressions of interest and more information on the course, please contact Colin on :087-9602494 or email


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