Combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming

This combined course enables anyone with experience supporting swimming lessons to complete the theoretical elements of both SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications side by side.

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We have created this combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming course so that anyone who already has experience supporting swimming lessons can complete both qualifications side by side.

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming assistant and teacher. It enables you to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons and assist other teachers.

Course content

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher and assistant, 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

Download the full SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming specifications.

These qualifications have been endorsed by CIMSPA as meeting the requirements of the assistant swimming teacher professional standard. Once qualified you can gain a 12 month free CIMSPA affiliate membership giving you access to further benefits.

 

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

Training format

There are three different ways to complete your Combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications:

1. Face to Face

This will be delivered at a venue with a tutor at the site. The course theory takes place in a seminar room, you will then go to the pool for your practical work, lesson delivery and assessment.

2. Blended Learning

This course will start online through interactive e-learning which you do in your own time. Once you get to the venue, there is some theory content to cover in a seminar room before your practical work, lesson delivery and assessment pool-side.

3. Online and Virtual

This course allows you to make the most of learning online and will cover the course theory through interactive e-learning and live zoom webinars. E-learning allows you to work through the content at your own pace while the zoom webinars will be with the rest of your course cohort and from the comfort of your own home. Once you get to the venue, you’ll have pool-based practical work, lesson delivery and assessment to complete.

4. Practical Sessions

If you started your qualification through one of our theory only courses, we will have practical sessions available till the end of the year.

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