SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) - Theory Only

This qualification develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a Level 2 swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned swimming lesson.

Training format

We have adapted this qualification and split the theory and practical elements into two courses:

  1. Theory – As soon as the start date arrives, you will be able to start your training online with our interactive e-learning and work through the content at your own pace.
  2. Practical – This will start with two zoom webinars to cover some practical topics and your venue orientation. You will then go to one, half-day practical session at the pool and have a final 1-2-1 with your tutor.

This course you are booking is the first half and covers the theory only.

The specialist e-learning 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.

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

Course fees

As this qualification is split into theory and practical sessions, 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 £120.

Once you have finished all the theory, you can book your practical session and make your final payment of £255.

Course content

The course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned Learn to Swim session.

You will learn about:

  • The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons
  • The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
  • The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes
  • Scientific principles of swimming
  • What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
  • How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
  • The type of assistance you can provide

Download the full SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) specification.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or anyone who would like to assist a swimming teacher.





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Course Details

  • Course Type Teaching Swimming
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
21st September 2021
Number of Places
0 Remaining (Total: 49)
Tutor Name
Online Learning
Closing Date
28th September 2021
Online learning 6-8 hours
Training Format


21st September 2021
21st October 2021


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

Assessment Type

Online Test


This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.

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

This E learning must be completed at least 72hrs prior to starting a Practical Course.

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Price per place £120

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