WV Active is working with the Institute of Swimming to offer Wolverhampton residents part funded training to gain a swimming teacher qualification.

Those looking to start a new career as a swimming teacher can apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy. 

The cost of training is usually over £1,000, but through a partnership between the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy, those taking part will pay just £79 to complete the training course and gain their qualification.

Successful trainees will have the opportunity to secure a swimming teacher role at one of the council’s two WV Active swimming pools.

The deadline for applications is Monday 27 September, and successful applicants will complete a telephone interview before being invited to a meet and greet at WV Active.

The course starts in October and is a mix of online and face to face learning, with mandatory volunteer hours to complete. 

Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Environment and Climate Change, said: “If you’ve ever thought about becoming a swimming instructor, this is an excellent way into what is a very important role.”

Please visit the Swim England website or email recruitmentacademy@swiming.org for more information.