SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) - Blended Learning

This 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.

Blended Learning is a more flexible approach where you complete the theoretical elements of the course online through interactive activities and checks on learning, prior to the practical workshops.

The online learning will need to completed 72 hrs prior to the first face to face date below.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a swimming teacher. Blended courses are best suited to those with some prior experience of supporting swimming lessons.

Course delivery format

  • Online learning - you will be given access to this on the start date listed below. This must be completed 72 hours prior to attending your first face to face session. The estimated time to complete this is 8 hrs.
  • Face to face days - During these sessions, the tutor will cover the remainder of your practical topics and planning for your swimming lessons. This will consist of a meet and greet, preparation, assisting at least two 30-minute swimming lessons, evaluation and feedback.

Course content

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities, online learning exercises and practical poolside learning.

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

Please be aware, throughout the duration of the course you will allocated homework by your Tutor that must ‘Meet the Standard’ before the end of the course. These include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 17x Theoretical Questions
  • 1x Review Record
  • Download the full SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant specification.



    Balham Leisure Centre


    Balham Leisure Centre, Elmfield Road, London, SW17 8AN



    Course Details

    • Awarding Body SEQ
    • Course Type Teaching Swimming
    • Training Format Blended

    Further Details

    Course Start Date
    17th July 2023
    Number of Places
    0 Remaining (Total: 16)
    Tutor Name
    Andy Foster
    Closing Date
    3rd July 2023
    Online learning 6-8 hours,
    Face to face 2 days.
    Training Format


    17th July 2023
    25th July 2023
    28th July 2023
    28th July 2023
    Balham Leisure Centre
    Balham Leisure Centre, Elmfield Road,
    SW17 8AN
    29th July 2023
    29th July 2023
    Balham Leisure Centre
    Balham Leisure Centre, Elmfield Road,
    SW17 8AN


    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, Practical, Workbook


    Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date. Learners must attend all of the sessions listed, unless you are advised otherwise by your course tutor. Please note learners are required to assist in the water in order to meet the assessment criteria of the qualification.

    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 this full qualification.

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    Price per place £399

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