These qualifications are suitable for those wishing to teach within the ‘Learn to Swim’ environment, this could be at a Local Authority pool or a private provider.

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Minimum age requirement 16 Years Old

Cost Per Person £395.00

The SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification is a practical qualification to start your career in swimming.

This qualification has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as meeting the requirements of the professional standard for the role of an Assistant Swimming Teacher.

This qualification will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to assist a qualified Swimming Teacher in delivering high quality inclusive swimming lessons in a range of settings, for example at a leisure centre, swim school or club learn to swim programme.

You will learn about:

  • The role and responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
  • The participant journey; Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and Core Aquatic Skills (CAS)
  • The component parts of the strokes
  • The scientific principles in swimming
  • How to create an inclusive environment
  • The purpose of components of a swimming lesson
  • How to support participants and the Swimming Teacher
  • How to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • How to review your own performance

By the end of this course, you will be able to assist a qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher.

SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Minimum age requirement 16 years old

Cost Per Person £680.00

Pre-requisite – Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification

The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification is a practical qualification for individuals wanting to progress from their SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification, or SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers qualification.

This qualification has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as meeting the requirements of the professional standard for the role of a Swimming Teacher.

This qualification will enable you to effectively plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate swimming lessons independently. It also gives you the skills and confidence to provide quality, inclusive and fun swimming lessons.

You will learn about:

  • The role and responsibilities of a Swimming Teacher
  • The role in promoting aquatics
  • How to plan overviews and swimming lesson plans for a range of ability groups
  • How teach safe, inclusive and effective swimming lessons to a range of ability groups
  • The influence of scientific principles on a participant in the water
  • How to meet the needs of participants
  • How to assess participants at the correct level
  • How to demonstrate lesson management skills
  • How to supervise and instruct a Swimming Assistant
  • How to develop participants Core Aquatic Skills (CAS)
  • How to develop participants swimming strokes
  • How to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • How to evaluate your own performance
  • How to plan for professional development

By the end of this course, you will be able to effectively plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate swimming lessons independently.

Combined SEQ Level 1 & Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Minimum are requirement 16 years old

Cost Per Person £950.00

We have created this combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming course so that anyone who already has experience supporting swimming lessons can complete both qualifications side by side.

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming assistant and teacher. It enables you to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons and assist other teachers.

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher and assistant, giving you the skills to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons.

You will learn about:

  • The responsibilities and role of a swimming assistant and a swimming teacher
  • How the scientific principles of swimming impact on development
  • How to develop core aquatic skills and the four strokes
  • How to identify and correct common swimming faults
  • How to use a variety of teaching techniques and equipment to suit different needs
  • How to plan and deliver inclusive lessons for different levels of ability, including adaptations for swimmers with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Key teaching and management skills including class management and assessment, organisational skills, behaviour management, communication skills, and teaching methods
  • National curriculum swimming lessons and how they differ from learn to swim lessons

These qualifications have been endorsed by CIMSPA as meeting the requirements of the assistant swimming teacher professional standard. Once qualified you can gain a 12 month free CIMSPA affiliate membership giving you access to further benefits.

SEQ Level 3 Swim Coordinator

Minimum are requirement 18 years old

Cost per person £700.00

The SEQ Level 3 Swim Coordinator Qualification has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge, skills and abilities to be an effective swim coordinator. It develops the wider view of the swim coordinator role for the efficient running of a swim programme, managing the swimming workforce and communicating with both internal and external colleagues.

You will learn about:

  • How to maintain professional development and identify your next career steps
  • The importance of Swim England, industry guidelines and legal requirements when coordinating swimming programmes
  • How to improve the delivery of swimming lessons
  • Effective communication skills and how to inform different stakeholders
  • Planning and coordination in of the delivery of swimming programmes
  • How to deal with the impact on swimming lessons of non-routine incidents
  • How to support the development of the swimming workforce
  • Understanding the participant journey in order to maximise their experience
  • How to plan for business development
  • By the end of this qualification coordinators will be able to effectively and independently plan and manage the safe delivery of swimming programmes, operate the programme in the context of the overall business and manage the workforce

By the end of this qualification it ensures that coordinators can effectively and independently plan and manage the safe delivery of swimming programmes, operate the programme in the context of the overall business and manage the workforce.