Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Northumberland

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers across Northumberland

Apply to join the academy

Would you like to become a swimming teacher? The academy gives aspiring teachers the opportunity to receive part-funded training, mentoring, and be matched with an employer.

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 equipt to teach.

Teaching Swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm weekdays, and weekend mornings from 8:00 am – 2.00 pm.

For these roles, there may be the opportunity to work across several leisure centres, in the following locations;


  • Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, NE46 3PD
  • Prudhoe Waterworld, Prudhoe, NE42 5DQ


  • Swan Centre Berwick, Berwick-upon-Tweed, TD15 2AS
  • Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre, Alnwick, NE66 2JH
  • Rothbury Pool and Gym, Rothbury, NE65 7RJ

South East

  • Ashington Leisure Centre, Ashington, NE63 9JY
  • Blyth Sports Centre, Blyth, NE24 5BT
  • Concordia Leisure Centre, Cramlington, NE23 6YB


  • Morpeth Riverside Leisure Centre, Morpeth, NE61 1PR
  • Ponteland Leisure Centre, Ponteland, NE20 9EG

Once qualified successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers by Active Northumberland.

Academy Itinerary

Applications close on 9th December and those shortlisted will be interviewed on 17th and 18th December 2019.

Course dates:

  • SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course:
    • 28th – 31st January 2020* at Ashington Leisure Centre, Ashington, NE63 9JY
    • 24th – 27th March 2020 at Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, NE46 3PD
  • Volunteering hours: a minimum of 20hrs of volunteering will need to be completed between your Level 1 and Level 2 course.
  • SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course:
    • 21st – 24th and 28th April and 1st May 2020* at Ashington Leisure Centre, Ashington, NE63 9JY
    • 15th – 18th and 22nd – 25th  June 2020 at Wentworth Leisure Centre, Hexham, NE46 3PD

*Dates are subject to change

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