SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming - Theory Only

This course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher. It builds on the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification and gives you the skills to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons.

Training format

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

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

This course 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.

The webinars will explore topics from within the qualification. Following the zoom sessions, you will then complete your remaining lesson plans and overviews. This can take 4-6 weeks. Please do not book your practical to start, before this is completed.

The first zoom webinar will help you kick-off your studies. You will then have time before the second webinar to complete your e-learning.

You can see the full itinerary below. You will need to attend all sessions and please ensure that you are in a suitable learning environment with strong internet access.

During your studies, you will have free access to the Swim England Expected Standards Videos and be able to contact your course tutor via email. Your tutor will be using Google classroom to support your lesson planning and learning, so you will need to create a google account. You will be guided through this and how to access the Swim England Expected Standards Videos in your first webinar.

Once you have completed your theoretical training you will then be able to book on to your practical sessions.

Course fees

When you start the course and begin your online learning, you will pay £ 272.

Once you have finished all the theory, you can book your practical sessions and make your final payment of £327.

Course content

The course covers the theoretical elements and is delivered through a mixture of online learning and live interactive webinars.

You will learn about:

  • The responsibilities and role of a swimming teacher
  • How the scientific principles of swimming impact on development
  • How to develop core aquatic skills and the four strokes
  • How to identify and correct common swimming faults
  • How to use a variety of teaching techniques and equipment to suit different needs
  • How to plan and deliver inclusive lessons for different levels of ability, including adaptations for swimmers with special educational needs and disabilities
  • Key teaching and management skills including class management and assessment, organisational skills, behaviour management, communication skills, and teaching methods
  • National curriculum swimming lessons and how they differ from learn to swim lessons

Download a PDF of the full SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming specification

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who has an SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification who wants to become a Swimming Teacher. This course is best suited to swimming assistants with at least three months experience of supporting lessons, those looking to enrol on this course should ideally have:

  • Experience of supporting swimming lessons or working within an aquatics environment
  • Technical knowledge of the four strokes or attended our Improving Strokes CPDs
  • Having experience of supporting lesson covering Stages 1-7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim framework
  • Having a basic understanding of lesson planning





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Course Details

  • Course Type Teaching Swimming
  • Training Format Blended

Further Details

Course Start Date
9th August 2021
Number of Places
1 Remaining (Total: 12)
Tutor Name
Victoria Moore
Closing Date
2nd August 2021
Elearning up to 20 hours
Zoom 12 hours plus assessments
Training Format


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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 at

Assessment Type

Online Test


Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date. You must attend sessions to achieve the qualification, so please do not book if you cannot fulfil this.

This qualification is delivered and assessed in English.

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

You have 12 months from the start date of the course to complete the whole qualification. This includes both theory and practical parts of the course.

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Price per place £272

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