The academy is a one-stop shop to source, train and recruit swimming teachers of the future.
There are around 400,000 people who could be missing out on swimming lessons due to teacher shortages. This is something we are determined to change.
To attract new teachers to the sector we have launched the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy.
The academy gives those starting a career as a swimming teacher – or those looking for a change of profession – the chance to receive training of the highest level at a fraction of the usual cost, whilst being matched with a potential employer.
We are currently recruiting trainee teachers. You can browse and apply for our current openings. Successful applicants will be supported through their Swim England Level 1 and 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications with practical experience by means of a volunteer placement, additional training, membership, and a mentor.
As the way we absorbed and interact with information changes, so do our learning needs. Many of us are looking for relevant, mobile, self-paced, and personalised training. To make sure we are providing that most relevant form of learning for our customers, we are evolving our online learning platform. Our new e-learning system will be rolled out across our online and blended learning courses with our Blended Learning SEQ Level 1 Swimming
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