Apprentice Aquatics Assistant

Chailey Heritage Foundation
North Chailey, Lewes
£125 - £220 per week
16 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Post Title: Apprentice Aquatics Assistant

Organisation: Chailey Heritage Foundation

Hours: 37 hours per week

Hours generally between 08:00 and 20:00, on a flexible rota, covering 7 days a week, 52 weeks per annum. 

Apprenticeship duration: 12 months

Salary: £125 - £220 per week

Training provider: Swim UK

Apprenticeship title: Level 2 Activity Leadership - Swimming Teaching


Chailey Heritage Foundation are recruiting for an Apprentice Aquatics Assistant to join their Aquatics provision. 

  • To undertake and successfully complete a one year apprenticeship training programme with Chailey Heritage Foundation working primarily in the Hydrotherapy Pool.
  • The post holder will undertake a comprehensive programme of on the job training, external training courses and monthly assessments by a designated external assessor. 
  • To support the supervisory team in the effective operation of the Hydrotherapy Pool at Chailey Heritage Foundation on a day-to-day basis, supporting with the care of Young People (YP) and delivery of the Aquatics Curriculum objectives.

Apprenticeship Training Included in this role:


  • Active IQ Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership
  • ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)
  • ASA Level 2 Teaching Aquatics
  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • 1st 4 Sport Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
  • Functional Skills in Maths & English (if required)

Other qualifications that can also be included:

  • STA Level 2 Pool Water Testing
  • HABC Level 2 Health & Safety
  • RLSS Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work
  • RLSS Level 3 First Aid at Work
  • HABC Level 2 Food Safety in Catering


Desirable qualities/skills required: 

  • Swimming ability and appropriate level of fitness required to maintain the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Available to work on an early, late shift rota system that includes evenings and weekends
  • An ability to analyse problems, situations and information, think laterally and take decisive action. 
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management and ability to prioritise tasks.

Qualifications required: 


​Future Prospects:

We would expect to employ post framework apprentices as aquatics assistants with the scope to progress to supervisors, depending on our staffing requirements at the time.


If you have completed a degree then unfortunately you will not be eligible for funding for an apprenticeship.



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