SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers

Builds on the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification, developing your knowledge and skills to teach swimming to babies and toddlers.

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The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher for babies and toddlers/pre-school children. It builds on the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification and gives you the skills to independently plan and deliver a series of baby and toddler swimming lessons.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least four 30-minute pre-school swimming lessons to gain hands-on practical experience.
You will learn about:

  • How early years development, stages of play and reflexes impact on swimming ability
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, health-related conditions and how to respond and adapt to them
  • How to introduce and teach the core aquatic skills in a fun way
  • The different supports and holds to use in lessons
  • The advantages and disadvantages of different types of equipment
  • How to plan, adapt and teach lessons which cater for groups with different levels of ability
  • Key teaching and lesson management skills

Download a PDF of the full SEQ Level 2 Swimming to Babies and Toddlers specification

This qualification has been endorsed as meeting the requirements of the professional standard for the role of a swimming teacher working with children 0-5 years old.

Prerequisites

You must be at least 16 years of age and hold the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification since November 2017.

Training Format

There are three different ways to complete your SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification:

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. Online and Virtual

This course allows you to make the most of learning online and will cover the course theory through interactive live zoom webinars.  Once you get to the venue, you’ll have pool-based practical work, lesson delivery and assessment to complete.