Course Information

Level 1 Coaching Diving

The Level 1 Assistant Diving course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a diving coach in the delivery of a planned training session.


Course Content

  • The role of the assistant coach
  • The fundamentals of diving
  • How to safely prepare, support and conclude coached diving sessions
  • Basic and diving specific coaching skills
  • Coach and diver development
  • Good practice in coaching ethics
  • Health and safety


Prerequisites

  • Minimum age to attend this courses is 15 years old
  • Active NVB Vetting/ Access NI (16 years +)
  • Safeguarding Level 1 (required for certification)


Prices - Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Online Module €125

Virtual Classroom €150

Practical €125


Prices - Non-Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Online Module €150

Virtual Classroom €175

Practical €175


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Level 2 Coaching Diving

This course builds on the Level 1 Assistant Diving Coach certificate, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent diving coach.


Course Content

  • Roles and responsibilities of a diving coach
  • Nutrition and hydration for divers
  • Biomechanical principles in diving
  • Key physical and mental qualities of a skilled diver
  • Planning, delivery and evaluation
  • How to coach diving sessions
  • Session management skills
  • Communication skills within the coaching environment
  • How to use a variety of coaching methods to meet diver needs
  • Developing technique
  • Motivational techniques
  • How to support divers and assistant coaches
  • Evaluating your own performance
  • Planning for professional development


Prerequisites

  • Minimum age to attend this course is 16 years old
  • Candidates must hold Level 1 Assistant Diving Coach qualification
  • Active NVB Vetting/ Access NI (16 years +)
  • Safeguarding Level 1 (required for certification)


Prices - Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Online Module €225

Virtual Classroom €275

Practical €175


Prices - Non-Members

(exclusive of credit/debit card payment surcharge of 2%)

Online Module €275

Virtual Classroom €350

Practical €250


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Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an essential element of being a successful Diving Coach. It is vital to keep up to date with the most current practices and thinking in relation to diving and aquatics.

CPD helps with career progression and advancement, broadening your knowledge and equipping you with the skills to specialise in specific areas.

It also provides confidence and credibility by ensuring the professional standard of Swim Ireland qualifications are at a consistently high level.


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Licensing

Licensing helps raise, maintain and regulate standards of practice and help professionalise certain aspects and areas within the aquatics.

It also helps Swim Ireland reward and recognise those working within swimming, both as volunteers and paid professionals, for their achievement of qualifications.

Licensing is renewed annually and the following are required to maintain a coach license:

  • Swim Ireland Associate or Club Membership
  • Read and accept the Teacher/Coach Code of Conduct on the Swim Ireland Membership Database
  • A passport sized ID photograph uploaded to the membership profile on the Swim Ireland Database
  • Vetting through Swim Ireland or Swim Ulster for Access NI (depending on the jurisdiction of where you are operating)
  • Sport Ireland/Sport NI Safeguarding Level 1
  • 6 CPD points


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Equivalency

Swim Ireland recognise that Diving Coaches come from all over the world.

A qualification from outside of Ireland or another Awarding Body in Ireland can be mapped against Swim Ireland qualifications. Anyone wishing to have a qualification mapped, to receive an equivalent Swim Ireland qualification can apply for Equivalency by creating a profile on the Swim Ireland Database.

Applicants are required to complete and submit the following as part of their application process. 

  • Create a Swim Ireland Profile
  • Complete e-Learning via STEP learning platform
  • Complete Swim Ireland vetting
  • Complete a Swim Ireland recognised Safeguarding Course and provide certificate
  • Copy of syllabus and award/certificate of existing qualification. All documentation must be translated into English prior to uploading


Prices

Level 1 Equivalency €499

Level 2 Equivalency €799

Informal enquiries can be made by emailing education@swimireland.ie

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