Apply to join the Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy in Nottingham

As part of our academy, we are looking to train up swimming teachers in Nottingham

Apply to join the academy


If you want to become a swimming teacher and enjoy an active and rewarding role, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are searching for enthusiastic trainees to start their new career with Nottingham City Council.

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 equipped to teach.

Teaching Swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time and there is a variety of hours available across weekdays, evenings and weekends.

Once qualified, the successful trainees will be employed as swimming teachers and offered ongoing training for continual professional development, including the National Rescue Award for swim teachers and coaches (NRASTC) course which will be an essential requirement for this role. In order to take the NRASTC course, you will need to be able to swim 20m on your front and back.

For these roles there may be an opportunity to work at the following leisure centres:

  • Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Nottingham NG8 4PB
  • Djanogly Community leisure centre, Gregory Boulevard, Forest Fields, Nottingham, NG7 6ND
  • Ken Martin Leisure Centre, Hucknall Lane, Nottingham, NG6 8AP
  • Southglade Leisure Centre, Southglad Road, Bestwood, Nottingham NG5 5GU
  • Clifton Leisure Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton, Nottingham NG11 8AB
  • Victoria Leisure Centre, Gedling Street, Nottingham, NG1 1DB

Applications close on 29th August 2021.


Apply to join the academy


Interviews and meet and greet will be taking place week commencing 3rd September 2021.

You don’t need any prior qualifications to apply as you will be supported through your training.

Once you have joined the Academy, you will commence your swimming teacher journey, starting with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course. You will have approximately 5 hours worth of e-learning to complete for the theory elements of your qualification. 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. Once you have completed the theoretical elements you will then go on to a scheduled practical assessment.

If you have any questions before applying you can contact us at