Swim England Assistant Water Polo Coach - Blended Learning

Government guidance means our leisure centres are currently closed; but this does not mean our training and qualifications should stop. We have specifically adapted this course to make sure everyone has the opportunity to start their training.

This blended learning course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements of your certificate online through interactive activities, which will be assessed as you work through the course.

The specialist online learning, starting on the first date below, is split into bite-sized pieces, so you don't have to do it all in one go. This will mean you can work through the course online at home, at your own pace, over the coming weeks.

To supplement your online learning you will be invited to an optional webinar on the 3rd July at 6-8pm. The webinar is an opportunity to ask any questions and share your experience of the training so far with your tutor and others who have begun their online training.

We will then arrange your practical training days once the leisure centres and clubs have reopened. Your practical poolside learning will include at least three training sessions to gain hands-on practical experience.

Course fees

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

When you start the course and begin your online learning, you will only have to pay £100.

Once the pools and clubs reopen and we can book your practical days, we will then arrange your final payment of £100.

Course content

As an aspiring coach, this course will equip you with the knowledge and tools to actively support a water polo coach in the delivery of a planned training session.

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning, classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least three training sessions to gain hands-on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • The role of the assistant coach
  • The fundamentals of water polo
  • How to safely prepare, support and conclude coached water polo sessions
  • Basic and water polo specific coaching skills
  • Coach and player development
  • Good practice in coaching ethics
  • Health and safety

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who wants to take the first step to become a water polo coach or interested in supporting a coach in a club environment.





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Course Details

  • Awarding Body Swim England
  • Course Type Coaching Water Polo
  • Training Format eLearning

Further Details

Course Start Date
30th June 2020
Number of Places
0 Remaining (Total: 24)
Tutor Name
Sarah Dunsbee
Closing Date
28th August 2020
Online Learning 6-8 hours Plus zoom session
Training Format


30th June 2020
29th July 2020
3rd July 2020
3rd July 2020


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

You must have one of the following qualifications:


Assessment Type

Online Test


Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date.

This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.

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

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Price per place £100

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