Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Kirklees

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Kirklees, West Yorkshire

Apply to join the academy


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If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are searching for enthusiastic trainees to start their new career with Kirklees Active Leisure.

Apply now to start your journey to becoming a swimming teacher!

The academy gives trainee teachers the chance to embark on a career as a swimming teacher for only £79, compared to the usual cost of over £1,000.

Successful applicants who join the academy will complete their SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications.

We support trainees through their training journey with membership and free access to our introduction to swimming strokes online CPDs.

In between the courses, there is a period of volunteering with a potential employer to gain practical experience. Trainees also benefit from CPDs to help them develop as well as getting expert advice and support from a mentor to ensure they have the necessary experience for the role and are ready to hit the poolside well equipped to teach.

Teaching Swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time and there is a variety of hours available across weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Once qualified, the successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers and offered ongoing training for continual professional development, which may include various training opportunities, upskilling of present qualifications and mentoring through the experienced KAL workforce.

For these roles there may be an opportunity to work at the following leisure centres:

  • Stadium Health & Fitness. Stadium Way, Huddersfield, HD1 6PG
  • Spen Valley, Bradford Rd, Liversedge WF15 6LW
  • Holmfirth Pool, Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, HD9 3JL
  • Huddersfield leisure centre, Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, HD1 4BP
  • Scissett Baths, Wakefield Road, Scissett, Huddersfield, HD8 9HU
  • Dewsbury sports centre, Longcauseway, Dewsbury, WF12 8EN
  • Batley Baths & Recreation Centre, Cambridge Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5JH
  • Batley Sports & tennis centre, Windmill Lane, Birstall, Batley, WF17 0QD
  • Colne Valley leisure centre, New Street, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield, HD7 5AB

Applications close on 4 October 2021.

Apply to join the academy


Interviews and meet and greet will be taking place week commencing 4 October 21.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply as you will be supported through your training.

Once you have joined the Academy, you will commence your swimming teacher journey, starting with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course. You will have approximately 5 hours worth of e-learning to complete for the theory elements of your qualification. The specialist e-learning is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don’t have to do it all in one go. This means you can work through the course online at home, at your own pace. Once you have completed the theoretical elements you will then go on to a scheduled practical assessment.

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at