Combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming - Virtual Classroom

This course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements of your qualification online through a series of live virtual classrooms delivered through ZOOM webinars.

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Government guidance means our leisure centres are closed, but this does not mean your training should stop.

We have created this combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming course so that everyone who wants to start their training has the opportunity.

This course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements of your qualification online through a series of live virtual classrooms delivered through ZOOM webinars.

The webinars will be led by your tutor and you will be guided through the course content along with others on your course. You will be involved in group activities, able to ask questions and interact with those on your course.

We will arrange your four practical training days once the leisure centres have reopened. We run courses at pools 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 £356.

Once the leisure centres reopen and we can book your four practical days, we will then arrange your final payment of £534.

Course content

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher, giving you the skills to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons.

You will learn about:

  • The responsibilities and role of a swimming assistant and 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

Who is the course designed for?

Due to the intense nature of this course, those looking to enrol should have:

  • Experience of supporting swimming lessons or working within an aquatics environment
  • Technical knowledge of swimming
  • An understanding of Stages 1-7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme
  • A basic understanding of lesson planning