Teaching School Swimming and Water Safety

This online CPD has been developed with Swim England to give Level 2 swimming teachers a more in-depth knowledge of how to deliver school swimming lessons that meet national curriculum requirements.

The national curriculum sets out three swimming and water safety outcomes which all pupils must demonstrate before they leave Year 6. Swimming teachers are perfectly placed to support schools to fulfil this statutory requirement and this course give them an understanding of what primary schools are required to teach and report on.

Who is the course designed for?

Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teachers who want to deliver school swimming lessons and will take approximately 3 hours.

Course content

This CPD covers the aims of the curriculum and sets out some important considerations for how swimming teachers can support schools. To make the most of swimming lessons, it reveals teaching methods relevant to the wider curriculum and school environment. It also covers the Swimming and Water Safety Charter and its awards framework which provides progressive outcomes for school swimming lessons.

You can start this online course as soon as you are booked on and it can be accessed multiple times before completion, allowing you to learn at your own pace.

Please note: the certification time for this module is 6-8 weeks.

Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type National Curriculum
  • Training Format E-learning

Further Details

Course Start Date
31st December 2019
Number of Places
403 Remaining (Total: 500)
Tutor Name
Online Learning
Closing Date
31st December 2019
E Learning - 3 hrs
Training Format


31st December 2019
1st January 2022


You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Assessment Type

Online Test


Please ignore the course start date. You can begin this e-learning as soon as you are booked on.

Browser recommendations:
Currently we only support Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers on desktop, laptop, tablet and android devices.

IPhone/IPad users:
Please be aware that IPhone and IPad devices will not save any progress throughout your online learning - if you do not have access to any other devices but these, we would advise to note the section you last worked on and use the menu to navigate to this. When reaching the quiz at the end please take a screenshot of your results slide and send this to iosadmin@swimming.org.

Bookings must be made through the account of the individuals attending the training.

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Price per place £25

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