Get Supported to Become a Swimming Teacher

Teaching Swimming is a fun and rewarding role but the cost of qualifying can hold people back. Get support to become a swimming teacher.

Get Support to Become a Swimming Teacher

Teaching Swimming should be accessible to all and in the same way each swimmer is an individual, every teacher will have their own learning needs and aspirations. We want our courses to be open to everyone and accessible to all. Explore which option is best for you:

1. Join a Swimming Teacher Recruitment Academy

Swimming Teacher recruitment Academy StoryBecome a swimming teacher for £79 and be matched with an employer to mentor and support you through your training. Our swimming teacher recruitment academies will match you with any current vacancies in your area. You will only need to pay an initial £79 and you will have the opportunity to:


Find out more about the Recruitment Academy


2. Funded Opportunities

If you are over 19 in England and not in full-time education you could be eligible for support through the adult education budget.

What does the funding cover?

The funding covers the cost of the theory element of training for the Level 2 Teaching Swimming course. This is up to 40% off the total swimming teacher training. 

The theory element of this course is completed via our online e-learning platform, providing you with all the required knowledge and skills to be able to proceed to a separate practical assessment to complete your qualification. Once fully completed, you will have the skills to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons.

Once you have completed the funded Teaching Swimming Theory course you can choose to decide whether you want to complete your full SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification.

How do I check my eligibility and redeem the funding?

Step 1: Using the button below fill out the eligibility checker form (This will take less than 5 minutes of your time, but please be aware you’ll be taken to an external website and need a form of ID and your National Insurance Number to hand) 

Step 2: Your answers will be submitted and you’ll be contacted by CSL (Central Services) Ltd to confirm whether you’re eligible for the funding and what the next steps are

Step 3: You’ll be then contacted by a member of the team here at the Institute of Swimming to start your training. You will need to pay a small enrolment fee.

Step4: You start your theory elements of the Swimming Teacher Course.

Step 5: On completion of the theory elements you can decide if you would like to become fully qualified by completing the practical sessions..

Step6: On completion of both courses you are a fully qualified Swimming Teacher


Check to see if you are eligible

Find out about more our funded opportunities


3. Apprenticeships

Institute of Swimming,  in partnerships with Creative Sport & Leisure, Future Fit Training and RLSS offer the following apprenticeships

  1. Leisure Team Member Apprenticeship
  2. Leisure Duty Manager Apprenticeship

These apprenticeships allow you access to high-quality training whilst being employed in the leisure industry, kick-starting your career.

Apply for an Apprenticeship

4. Other Funding options and grants 

Contact to discuss your options.

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