Swim England Coach - Blended Learning

You can now start your Swim England coaching course online. Each discipline builds on the relevant Swim England Assistant Coach certificate and is delivered through a series of webinars and interactive e-learning.

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All our Swim England coaching courses build on the relevant Swim England assistant coach certificate, developing your knowledge, skills and abilities ahead of becoming an independent coach.

While pools were closed, we adapted these certificates and split the theory and practical elements into two courses:

  1. Theory – This will be delivered online through interactive e-learning and zoom webinars.
  2. Practical – This will start with a series of zoom webinars to cover some practical topics and your venue orientation. You will then go on to do four or more, half-day practical sessions at the pool and a final webinar with your tutor.

The webinars will be led by your tutor and you will be guided through the course content along with others on your course. You will be involved in group activities, able to ask questions and interact with others.

The first webinar will help you kick-off your studies. You will be guided through the structure of the course and how to access and start your e-learning.

The following webinars will last around three hours each and you will have time in-between to complete set tasks and sections of your e-learning.

Our specialist online learning which is split into bite-sized pieces so you can work through these elements of the course online at home, at your own pace.

Once you have completed your theoretical training you will then be able to book on to your practical sessions which will include more course content, your coaching sessions and assessment at the pool.

Course fees

To allow as many people to start training during these exceptional times, we are splitting the course fee into two separate payments.

The first part when you start the course and begin your online learning, then once the leisure centres and clubs reopen and we can book your practical days and arrange your final payment. The cost will depend on if you are part of a Swim England Club or if we have a ‘Club Offer‘ course available.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who has a relevant Swim England Assistant Coach certificate who wants to become an independent coach.