Frequently Asked Questions
How often do I need to renew my licence?
Renewal of licences occurs on an annual basis. All licences will expire on 31
What happens if I cannot fulfil the criteria?
If you feel you cannot fulfil the criteria, please contact a member of the Workforce Support team
and we will advise you on your next actions. Workforcesupport@swimming.org
What equivalent teaching / assessing qualifications are accepted?
PTTLS Level 3or4
RSA Assessor award
Please note: you may be required to provide evidence
of recent assessment practice.
Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and there are other higher level teaching/assessing qualifications
which may be deemed as suitable qualifications.
How long before my original licence runs out do I need to send in my
evidence and application?
We recommend that you plan for the expiry of your licence, to take into account the administration
time and the need for evidence to be checked and signed off. We therefore recommend you send
through your application and supporting evidence at least 28 days before the expiry date.
If I choose to have my information shared with Approved Centres what
information will this be?
We would like to inform Approved Centres of licensed tutors in their region. We would share your
name, contact phone number, email, your current licence position, as well as courses which you are
approved to deliver/assess.
How long will my licence take?
We pride ourselves in a two week turn around, if your application has been filled in correctly and all
the necessary paperwork has been sent through. We hope that the checklists in this pack will aid
the process for you.
What if I have a course coming up and my licence isn’t ready?
You will not be able to deliver on that course and your Approved Centre will be advised of this.
Why do you not add the disciplines on my licence card as in previous years?
As Workforce Support Services are providing more opportunities for Educators to deliver new
qualifications, the decision was made that the production of a new licence card for every update
would not be cost effective.