Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming

RPL is an assessment only route you can take to gain a Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification if you already possess the skills and knowledge needed.

Prior to booking on to this programme you will need to complete an initial assessment . If you successfully pass this stage you will then be able to book your place.

You will be asked to provide relevant and sufficient evidence that you meet the criteria laid out in the qualification specification. Those who decide to join RPL are given 4 weeks to gather their evidence and upload it to their workspace; this will include videoing yourself teaching participants so please make sure you have their permission beforehand.

Qualification specification

Download the full Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming specification.

Who is RPL designed for?

Anyone who already has experience of teaching swimming using the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme and can provide evidence of meeting the qualification specification without tutor support or learning resources.





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Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Teaching Swimming
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
15th November 2019
Number of Places
0 Remaining (Total: 3)
Tutor Name
Online Learning
Closing Date
4th December 2019
4 weeks
Training Format


15th November 2019
13th December 2019


You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course.

You must have one of the following qualifications:

An ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or an equivalent ASA qualification taken in or after 1994.
If you are unsure if your qualification meets the pre-requisites, please check with the Institute of Swimming on 01509 640640.

Prior to booking on this programme, you will need to complete and pass an initial assessment.

You will have experience of working as a swimming teacher and must have a good level of English, with both written and verbal communication skills.

Assessment Type

Online Test, Workbook


As part of your assessment, you must be able to provide video footage of yourself teaching. Please make sure you have permission to film before booking onto this programme.

We are not able to give refunds if this is not the correct programme for you. Please read the course details carefully and refer to our terms and conditions found below.

If you have any questions prior to booking, please contact us at

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

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Price per place £495

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