ASA Awarding Body qualifications and their specifications

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This section provides full details of all ASA Awarding Body qualifications. These qualifications have been developed by ASA Awarding Body to meet QCF standards and currently range from levels 1 to 3.

Click or tap on the sections below to expand the area you are interested in. Then click the relevant qualification to open a PDF document describing the qualification.

Please note that ASA Awarding Body is not a training provider. We do not run courses. These qualifications contain course specifications only. Go to our Find-a Course page here to track down a training provider near you.

Teaching Aquatics

  1. ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF)
  3. ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Aquatic Pre Fundamentals (QCF)
  4. ASA Level 2 Diploma in Coaching Learn to Swim (QCF)
  5. ASA Level 2 Extended Diploma in Coaching Learn to Swim (Pre Fundamentals) (QCF) - contact us for details

Coaching Swimming

  1. ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Swimming (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Swimming (QCF)
  3. ASA Level 2 Award in Coaching Swimming (Open Water) (QCF)
  4. ASA Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Swimming (QCF)

Coaching Diving

  1. ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Diving (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Diving (QCF)

Coaching Synchronised Swimming

  1. ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Synchronised Swimming (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Synchronised Swimming (QCF)

Coaching Water Polo

  1. ASA Level 1 Award in Coaching Water Polo (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Water Polo (QCF)

Teaching Ice Skating

  1. ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Ice Skating (QCF) - contact us for details
  2. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Ice Skating (QCF) - contact us for details

Volunteering

  1. ASA Level 1 Certificate in Preparation for Event Volunteering (QCF)

Fitness and Leisure

  1. ASA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Water Based Exercise) (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 3 Award in Adapting Water Based Exercise for Ante and Post Natal Clients (QCF)
  3. ASA Level 3 Award in Leisure Activity Programming (QCF) - contact us for details
  4. ASA Level 3 Certificate in Leisure Activity Programming (QCF) - contact us for details

Education

  1. ASA Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  2. ASA Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (QCF) - contact us for details
  3. ASA Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF) - contact us for details
  4. ASA Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  5. ASA National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP)
If you cannot find what you are looking for, get in contact with us here. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our Qualifications Explained

The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is a system for recognising skills and qualifications. It does this by awarding credit for qualifications and units. Qualifications that are on the QCF are known as regulated qualifications.

All qualifications are grouped in different levels. The level shows how difficult each qualification is, from Entry Level up to Level 8. They are made up of units and every unit and qualification has a credit value and a level.

One credit represents 10 notional hours of learning, showing how much time the average learner would take to complete the unit or qualification.

There are three types of QCF qualification and are based on credit size:

  • Awards (1 to 12 credits)
  • Certificates (13 to 36 credits)
  • Diplomas (37 credits or more)

You can have an award of any difficulty Level from 1 to 8. This is because the type indicates the size of qualification, not its difficulty.

The title of a qualification indicates:

  • Qualification level (from lowest, Entry Level to Level 8 at the top)
  • Qualification size (either award/certificate/diploma based on the number of credits)
  • Content of the qualification

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