National Curriculum swimming training for primary school teachers

Teacher Training. Find out about funded swimming teacher training for your primary school teachers.

Develop your school swimming team with the National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP)

Class teachers and other adults who already have an established relationship with your pupils are absolutely the best placed people to make school swimming a success in your school.

For them to become confident in the delivery of swimming lessons at statutory national curriculum levels as well as ensure school children receive the best quality aquatics education, they need support, training and necessary resources.

National Curriculum swimming training for primary school teachers is a training programme to do just that and improve the quality of swimming teaching in schools.

It equips school staff with the right skills and knowledge to deliver high quality school swimming lessons to help ensure that your school not only meets but exceeds the national curriculum requirements.

The NCTP is comprised of two training programmes that use a combination of theory and practical sessions on how best to deliver school swimming.

Fundamentals of School Swimming – once completed the holder will be able to actively assist and support a more qualified teacher. Candidates can then progress to the second training programme.

Aquatic Skills of School Swimming – once completed the holder will be qualified to plan and evaluate session plans in line with the national curriculum and teach independently within a school swimming programme.NCTP Course Overview ChartWhen both training programmes have been completed, candidates will receive the relevant certificates for the course(s).

  •  Open to anyone working in a school swimming environment: school teachers, classroom assistants, learning support staff, nursery nurses, qualified swimming teachers, parents, PGCE students or other helpers.
  • Includes a set of Aquatics in the National Curriculum Activity Cards giving fun, varied and progressive introductory activities for children learning to swim and a learner guide to support them through the training.
To find out how to organise a course, simply email to request full details.


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