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TRAINING STA to re-launch Learn to Swim scheme Total Gym’s premier t raining program

Swimming Te ac h er s Association (STA) is re- launching its International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) in September 2013 with an exciting range of new award certificates that have been specifically designed to appeal to children progressing through the scheme. The new format, which

will be officially unveiled at Leisure Industry Week (LIW) 2013, aims to make the scheme user-friendly and flexible for different teaching pool environments, and to build on knowledge and skill development at each level. Teo Millward, operations director for the

Te STA also launched a Success Tracker for parents and children Te renewed STA awards scheme will enable

STA, said: “although the core values of the ILSP – to develop learners’ movement, swimming, survival and lifesaving skills in one programme and to build on their stroke technique and stam- ina – remain the same, there have been changes made to the learning outcomes at each award stage to reflect changes in pool design over recent years and enable the awards to be com- pleted in a range of pool types.”

learners in all types of pool – including those that are 1.2m deep – to complete the pro- gressive award scheme from baby learners to advanced swimmers. Millward said: “Te last time we made any

major changes to the ILSP was over 12 years ago and it is testament to its popularity and the rig- orous standards we imposed that it has remained the same.” Details:

New loans to fund exercise training

A new government loan scheme has been launched to help people over the age of 24 fund their education for gaining qualifications at level three and above. Training specialists

will be able to benefit from the new 24+ Advanced Learning Loans scheme. offering students loans for those who wish to study to be a personal trainer or work in exercise referral. Loan fees will be exempt

from VAT and will not need to be paid back until the loanee is earning at least £21,000 a year and repayments won’t start until April 2016. Liz Lee, managing

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Te scheme will finance those interested in becoming a personal trainer

director of training pro- vider Amac, said it can now offer Advanced Learning Loans through its partnership with Canterbury College and will also able to offer free or part-funded qualifications at level two,


including gym instructor training. Applicants can process loans online for

courses starting at the beginning of August , until 31 July 2014. Details:

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