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12 Aug 2014

Right Directions to deliver ASA's Learn to Swim Accreditation

Right Directions to deliver ASA's Learn to Swim Accreditation 
Right Directions, which already delivers Quest on behalf of Sport England and ukactive's Code of Practice, will now co-ordinate the ASA's Learn to Swim Accreditation scheme for facilities offering swim schools.  
 
Right Direction's agreement with the ASA will bring all three leading industry awards together, allowing operators to save both time and money by achieving their ASA Learn To Swim accreditation and ukactive Code of Practice (CoP) as part of their Quest assessment. 
 
Quest, which was launched by Sport England in 1999, is a tool for continuous improvement. It defines industry standards and good practice and encourages their ongoing development and delivery within a customer focused management framework. To date, more than 700 centres and sports development teams across the UK hold the Quest mark. 
 
The British Gas ASA Learn to Swim Pathway is an all-inclusive programme which takes the non-swimmer from his or her first splash to developing confidence and competence in the water and consists of four frameworks. The Learn to Swim accreditation assesses the delivery of the scheme. 
 
Caroline Constantine, Director of Right Directions and Quest Operations Director, explains: "Under the new Quest 2014 model, which will officially launched on the 1 August this year, operators can pick the ASA's Learn to Swim accreditation module alongside the existing swimming lesson module, meaning that operators passing their Quest assessment will automatically achieve their ASA Learn to Swim accreditation too. 
 
"Alongside ukactive's Code of Practice, our ASA Learn to Swim Accreditation offer and the natural link with Quest will be a great added benefit for everyone involved. It will ensure that these industry awards are more compatible and, in doing so, will save operators around valuable money on a separate audits." 
 
Operators can still choose to have their Learn to Swim Accreditation assessment independently of any Quest assessment. 
 
 
Keith Sutton, Head of the Partnership Provider Programme at the ASA said: "This combined accreditation option has already had a significant amount of interest from many of our partners. It is a really exciting development and we hope to support providers to develop the quality of their learn to swim programmes, so that young people are getting a quality experience across the country.  
 
For further information on the Learn to Swim Accreditation email: info@rightdirections.co.uk

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