Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.Search courses
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.
There are two ways to complete your SEQ Level 1 Assistant Swimming (teaching) qualification:
This will be delivered at a venue with a tutor in a classroom and practical environment.
This course is split into two halves:
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.Search our Face to Face courses
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. There are interactive activities which will check your understanding as you work through the content and help you gauge your progress. At the end, there is a short quiz which you will need to pass so you can move on to the next step of your training.Search our Theory courses
Once you have completed your theoretical training you will then be able to book on to your practical session which will include more course content and your practical session and assessment at the pool.
Due to current Covid-19 guidelines and to ensure everyone’s safety, we will be keeping the amount of time you spend at the pool to a minimum so these practical sessions will consist of:
We run courses at leisure centres across England so you can be assured you will never have to travel far to complete your qualification.Search our Practical Sessions
You will learn about:
Download the full SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) specification.
This qualification has been endorsed by CIMSPA as meeting the requirements of the assistant swimming teacher professional standard.
You must be at least 16 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and you do not need any previous experience of teaching.
With many pools on the lookout for new staff, job prospects are good. Pay starts at £6–£10 an hour. For a full breakdown of average hourly rates see our salary checker.
For current employment openings, you can also look at our jobs section.
We see people from a range of backgrounds training to become swimming teachers on one of our courses. So we asked three of them – Lisa, Mark and Christy – why becoming a swimming teacher was the right move for their careers.