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Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) – Staffordshire, Tamworth Enterprise College

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 Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.

How to Enrol:
Learners will need to book on line and then will be called to go through a series of questions to ensure that the learning programme is appropriate for them. The booking will then be confirmed and payment will be taken.

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



Frances Gibbs

07720 763679


Tamworth Enterprise College
Birds Bush Road
B77 2NE