Your guide to getting qualified and starting your career as a Swimming Teacher
A recent survey of Institute of Swimming members found that 96% of swimming teachers love their job. We see people from a range of backgrounds training to become swimming teachers and will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed.
To become a fully qualified Swimming Teacher you will need an SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification.
If you have no previous experience and are over 16 you can start your swimming career with the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course before completing the SEQ Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification.
If you have previous work experience or wish to fast-track your career you can opt for the Combined SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant and Level 2 Teaching Swimming course.
You can become a swimming teacher with little or no experience of teaching or swimming, your SEQ Level 1 and 2 Swimming Teacher qualifications can provide you with all the knowledge, skills and experience you need.
Once qualified a variety of career routes are open to you such as teaching preschool swimming, school swimming, coaching, swim coordinator or manager, owning your own swim school or specialist swimming teacher roles. The profession is ideal for a variety of people including students looking to fit in work around their studies.
Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher.
Builds on the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification, giving you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons.
This combined course enables anyone with experience supporting swimming lessons to complete the theoretical elements of both SEQ Level 1 and Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualifications side by side.
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