I am interested in the Halliwick AST Foundation Course …

This is the basic course in the Halliwick Concept, consisting of 4-days training (usually 9.00am – 5.30pm on each day, or its equivalent in hours), and includes both theory and pool work. Courses can be held over 2 weekends, a block of 4 days or over a series of evenings, if lecturers are available.

  • The aim of the first 2 days (or their equivalent) of training is to enable instructors to have a knowledge of and practice a concept of teaching people of all ages with special needs to be as competent and independent as possible in the water.
  • The aim of the second 2 days (or their equivalent) of training is to consolidate knowledge and practice gained over the first 2-days and to devise, plan and record groups and games to promote swimmer’s progress.

On successful completion of the Halliwick AST Foundation Course the participant is awarded the qualification Halliwick Instructor Level One.

The requirements for this qualification are:

  1. Attendance at and participation in all pool sessions and theory components;
  2. Passing the competency assessments for the Red and Yellow Badges;
  3. Successful teaching of at least two activities to a group of participants in the pool.

Further information on qualifications relating to the Halliwick AST Foundation course can be found here.

To gain a Certificate of Competence (the Halliwick Instructor’s Certificate – HIC) the candidate must complete (after the Foundation Course) a minimum of 35 hours experience working with disabled swimmers and successfully complete an assessment. Further information will be given about this on the Foundation Course you attend. (There may be expenses/a fee involved.)