Swimming Instructors Level Up!

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Recently our Head Swimming Instructors passed their UKCC Level 2+ course, meaning that they are the first in the country to achieve this standard!

All of us at NL Leisure would like to say a huge well done to them, read their story below:



We would like to say a huge well done to our four head swimming instructors Michael Robertson, Jean Gallacher & Mhairi Cameron (pictured) & Did Johnstone who have recently successfully gained the highest swimming teaching qualification possible. 

The qualification the Head Teachers have achieved is the highest Teaching Qualification possible.  They were part of a pilot course run at Stirling University.  The course involved 3 units of generic multi-sport which was delivered by Sportscotland staff, followed by 3 units of swimming specific education that was delivered by Scottish Swimming's Education Manager.  They are the first and only UKCC Level 2+ qualified in the sport of Swimming. 

After successfully passing all six units, it now means that our four head swimming instructors are the first and only UKCC Level 2+ qualified coaches in the sport of swimming. All four of our fantastic instructors were of course delighted to achieve such an outstanding qualification.

This qualification comes at a time when our swimming lessons are proving to be as popular as they have ever been. Our highly qualified insturctors ensure that lesson quality is always high, and these new qualifications will lead to an even higher standard here at NL Leisure.

Michael Robertson, one of our head swimming instructors said: 

"It’s great to pass the level 2+ course as we are the only swimming teachers in Scotland to hold that qualification, and the swimming specific modules we completed such as pool planning, and  mentoring and leadership will help us enhance the Learn to Swim programme and continue to lead and mentor the swimming teachers within our programme."


We would like to say a huge well done to all four instructors on what is a great achievement!

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