BTEC Pupil Thomas Awarded Level 1 Teaching Award | King's College Taunton

BTEC Pupil Thomas Awarded Level 1 Teaching Award

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It has been a wonderful start to the term for Lower Sixth pupil Thomas Tsai, who recently gained his Level 1 Swimming Teacher qualification at King’s College.

Thomas studies BTEC Sport and Education. Upon receiving the qualification, he said: “It felt amazing to achieve this qualification, as this allows me to teach others as well as publicise swimming.”

“I would also like to thank Mrs Hollands for teaching me the skills needed to coach others. She made me feel confident to talk to people and now coaching brings me happiness. Being able to see my pupils improve is the best feeling.”

Thomas was inspired to undertake the course after his brother, former King’s pupil, Eric Tsai informed him of the benefits. He now supports our in-house community swimming programme by coaching children aged 3-10 years.

Outside of the pool, Thomas enjoys playing badminton.When asked if he would recommend the BTEC programme, he said: “I would definitely recommend the BTEC Sports course to those who really love sport.”

He added: “A BTEC course also enables you to undertake different qualifications while studying, including coaching and lifeguard training.”

At King’s College, we enjoy a national reputation for sporting excellence, with our BTEC qualification attracting pupils from various backgrounds. Our pupils display a sincere passion and enthusiasm for sport, with many progressing to top UK universities, where they study a range of sport-based courses including Sport Science, Sports Coaching, and Sports Rehabilitation.

By combining a positive learning environment with excellent facilities, our BTEC pupils receive the support and guidance they need to succeed.

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