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SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) – Colchester, Leisure World Colchester

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned learn to swim session.

Who is the course designed for?
Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a swimming teacher. You don’t need to have any prior experience of teaching swimming.

Course content
The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least two 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.
You will learn about:

  • The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons
  • The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
  • The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes
  • Scientific principles of swimming
  • What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
  • How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
  • The type of assistance you can provide

Download the full SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.

Prerequisites:
  • Learners must be 16 years of age or older on the first day of the course

Contact

Name:

Philippa Bek-Wilson

Telephone:
01206 507923
Email:
philippa.harding@colchester.gov.uk

Location

Leisure World Colchester
Cowdray Avenue
Colchester
Essex
CO4 5YA