Continuing Professional Development

News and information on IOS and BSCTA accredited seminars, and sportscoachUK workshops.

For Course Booking Enquires, please contact Tuppence Measham, or 01509 615461

For Seminar / CPD Booking Enquires, please contact Lorraine Dean, 01509 618752

For feedback on Institute of Swimming and ASA course resources, please email and the relevant review committee will act upon it accordingly.

For advice and guidance on the correct course for you, please contact your Regional Workforce Officer or local Aquatics Officer who can be contacted here.

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Seminar for Swimming Officials and other members of swimming clubs if interested

The ASA SW Region is holding a seminar on Sunday 29 April 2012 at the Sports & Social Club, Bath Rd, Bridgwater TA6 4PA.

Licensed Officials are required to attend seminars recognised by the ASA as part of their CPD

The day will be divided into two sessions:

10.30am Contemporary Issues - Newly revised compulsory module for any licensed official during each four year license period.

1.30pm Mentoring - A new CPD module which is essential for all those officials who are asked to mentor officials in training. This module will count towards your license CPD points.
Coffee/Tea will be provided on arrival, and a buffet lunch.

Please download the Notice and complete the reply slip and return it by 15 April 2012 to:-

Mrs Lynne Elliott, 2 St Georges Rd, Saltash, Cornwall. PL12 6EH

IOS Teacher/ Coach Education Courses Feb to May 2012 – Somerset and Dorset

Download below the most recent Somerset and Dorset education planner for Feb to May 2012 (as at 20 Jan 2012)

New guidance on organising an IoS course

The IoS have produced a brand new guide for course organisers. The comprehensive booklet provides everything that is required to organise an Institute of Swimming qualification or development seminar.

Download the booklet or here to read more.

Survey for Learning Week 2011


We would like to collect some feedback on ASA South West Learning Week 2011. If you attended, please can you take a few moments to complete this short survey which is open until 9pm on Monday 26 September 2011. Thank you.

ASA Learning Week 2011 - Club Day Workshops

17 September 2011 (9am to 2pm) - Somerset College of Arts & Technology, Taunton

ASA South West Learning Week 2011

Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 September 2011

Amazing opportunities for all to learn with our fantastic ‘Learning Week’ Campaign!

Whether you are a swimming teacher in a leisure centre or a school, a swimming coach in a club, a volunteer or club officer or a fitness instructor....we have workshops and events for you all to

  • develop the skills required for your roles,
  • learn great new ideas and
  • share best practice.

Click to download Learning Week flyer (1.57Mb pdf) and brochure (2.07Mb pdf).

Online Learning with the Institute of Swimming

The IoS currently run 34 online seminars, which offer learners the flexibility to learn at their own pace, where ever and whenever they wish.

For a limited time the IoS are offering "An Introduction to Disability Swimming" online seminar Free of Charge*! (normally £20).

Download poster for Club Notice Board. (* see poster for terms)

A Club for All e-learning course

The ‘A Club for All’ workshop has recently been transformed into a more convenient alternative – an online e-learning package.

The short online course on diversity is for sports clubs and community groups who want to open up their club to all sections of the community.

If offers a fast, easy and convenient way for clubs to:

  • widen membership
  • attract more coaches, athletes and officials
  • improve funding eligibility
  • work towards quality ratings such as Clubmark 1

IoS online user guide

You may be aware that the Institute of Swimming has a brand new online home at, the place to go for all your aquatic education and training needs.

The introduction of the site has come hand-in-hand with a few changes to IoS internal systems, one of which is in connection with vouchers previously issued to you. In order to redeem your current swim21 / ASA License Vouchers, you will firstly need to create a user account on the new website and then return the vouchers to the IoS at the address provided, along with your IoS website user name so that they can identify your online IoS account. The IoS admin team will then credit your online IoS account with the value of the vouchers.

Don’t worry, the registration process is simplicity itself but to help you with any queries, attached is a copy of the IoS online user guide (24 pages).

Visit the site today and explore! For any queries please call the IoS on 01509 640640 or email

Special offer for learning online with the IoS

To celebrate the 1 October 2010 launch of, the new web-based home for aquatic education and training from the Institute of Swimming, candidates will receive a 15% discount for online learning programmes when they register on the site.

The special introductory offer is for a limited period only and covers a range of online learning packages now available via the new website.

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