Swimming Coach Bursary Scheme

The NDCS Sports Coach Bursary Scheme is now live! We’re looking to support any deaf individuals (16+) who wish to take their swim teaching / coaching qualifications and become a swim teacher / coach!

What is the Coach Bursary Scheme?

The scheme aims to support young people and adults gain formal swim coaching qualifications and empower them to deliver swimming activities to deaf children and young people. The scheme is managed by NDCS and will financially support people to gain a swim coaching qualification or to improve their existing coaching qualification.

Who is the Coach Bursary Scheme aimed at?

Applicants from across the UK are encouraged to apply for financial support from NDCS to undertake Level 1 and Level 2 swim teaching / coaching qualifications. NDCS can fund up to 90% of a coaching course, to a maximum of £750.

Applicants must be aged 16+, with priority given to those who;

- have experience coaching or working with deaf young people

- are deaf, or can demonstrate British Sign Language (Level 2+) skills

- can demonstrate how undertaking the coaching qualification will lead to an increase in deaf young people participating in swimming.

Round 2 of the Coach Bursary Scheme is now open. Applicants can apply through the application form found here – Coach Bursary Scheme.

What has this got to do with you?

Please share this information with any deaf young people (or adults) who may be interested in gaining a swim teaching / coaching qualification to become a swimming teacher / coach. Or to any deaf young people (or adults) who may be interested in improving their existing swim teaching / coaching qualification.

For any further information please contact the Me2 Team – me2@ndcs.org.uk.


Hannah Nicoll (nee Hannah Wells)

Youth Outreach Officer North-West (Based in the North West)

The National Deaf Children’s Society,

Castle House, 37- 45 Paul Street,

London EC2A 4LS

email: hannah.nicoll@ndcs.org.uk

Mobile number: 07720088110 Landline: 0161 9411221

switchboard 020 7490 8656 (voice and text) fax 020 7251 5020

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We're a group of parents and those working with deaf children who want a better deal for deaf children and their families.

We feel that it is helpful to come together to share information and meet others in the same position because by coming together we are able to give support and swap ideas.

At Fylde DCS, you'll find both deaf and hearing parents with a wealth of experience of deafness. They may have experienced some of the difficulties you may be facing. We may be able to help or, if not, we can put you in touch with others who can.

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