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SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming (Combined Course) – Sovereign Centre, Eastbourne

This is a combined course will include the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification.

Course content
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.

The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification is a practical qualification which builds on the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification.

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

You will learn about:

  • The responsibilities and role of 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 lesson

Download a PDF of the full SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming specification

How to Enrol:
  • Please contact Swim UK for booking enquiries
  • Learners must be 16 years of age or older on the first day of the course



Swim UK

01273 434400 (option 2)
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Sovereign Centre
Royal Parade
BN22 7LQ