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.



    Westcroft Leisure Centre


    Westcroft Road, Carshalton, Carshalton, SM5 2TG



    Course Details

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

    Further Details

    Course Start Date
    22nd March 2024
    Number of Places
    16 Remaining (Total: 16)
    Tutor Name
    Danielle De Cruz
    Closing Date
    8th March 2024
    Online Learning
    x2 days face to face
    Training Format


    22nd March 2024
    29th April 2024
    2nd April 2024
    2nd April 2024
    Westcroft Leisure Centre
    Westcroft Road,
    SM5 2TG
    3rd April 2024
    3rd April 2024
    Westcroft Leisure Centre
    Westcroft Road,
    SM5 2TG


    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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