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SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming – Blended Learning Only – Online

Government guidance means our leisure centres are closed; but this does not mean our training and qualifications should stop. We have specifically adapted this course to make sure everyone has the opportunity to start their training.

This blended learning course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements of your qualification online through interactive activities, which will be assessed as you work through the course.

The specialist online learning is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don’t have to do it all in one go. This will mean you can work through the course online at home, at your own pace, over the coming weeks.

You will be supported through your online learning with four webinars which can be seen in the itinerary below. These will be led by your tutor and you will be joined by others who have also begun training.

The first webinar will take place on the start date below and will help you kick-off your studies. You will then have the second and third webinars two weeks into your online learning where you will cover some of the course content. This will also give you an opportunity to ask any questions you might have and share your experience of the course so far.

During this time you will also be able to contact your course tutor via email. Your tutor will be using Google classroom to support your lesson planning and learning, so you will need to create a google account. You will be guided through this in your first webinar.

There will be a final webinar once you have finished your online learning.

We will then arrange your four practical training days once the leisure centres have reopened. Your practical poolside learning will include at least six 30-minute swimming lessons, so you can gain hands-on experience.

We run courses at leisure centres across England so you can be assured you will never have to travel far to complete your qualification.

Course fees
To allow as many people to start training during these exceptional times, we are splitting the course fee into two separate payments.

When you start the course and begin your online learning, you will only have to pay £272.

Once the leisure centres reopen and we can book your four practical days, we will then arrange your final payment of £408.

Course content
The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, webinars, 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 lessons

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

Who is the course designed for?
Anyone who has an SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification who wants to become a Swimming Teacher. This course is best suited to swimming assistants with at least three months experience of supporting lessons, those looking to enrol on this course should ideally have:

  • Experience of supporting swimming lessons or working within an aquatics environment
  • Technical knowledge of the four strokes or attending our Improving Strokes CPDs
  • Having experience of supporting lesson covering Stages 1-7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim framework
  • Having a basic understanding of lesson planning
How to Enrol:
Click book on course or use the contact details below.

You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) – Blended Learning

An ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or an equivalent ASA qualification taken in or after 1994.
If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre-requisites, please check with the Institute of Swimming at [email protected].



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