All our qulaifications and certificates have been adapted to ensure we continue to provide high-quality training in a safe learning environment.
Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, we have adapted the way we deliver our programmes to make sure we continue to provide the best opportunities for you to start and develop your swimming career, in a safe environment.
Our courses have been split into two:
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.
Produced collaboratively with the swimming sector, to develop leadership skills, support business needs, improve the customer experience and maximise pool performance.
You can now start your Swimming, Diving, and Water Polo Assistant Coach courses online. We have split the theory and practical elements of all our Swim England coaching certificates into two courses.
This course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements of your Swim England Assistant Synchronised Swimming Coach certificate online through a series of live virtual classrooms delivered through ZOOM webinars.
You can now start your Swim England coaching course online. Each discipline builds on the relevant Swim England Assistant Coach certificate and is delivered through a series of webinars and interactive e-learning.
This course will allow you to complete the theoretical elements online, through interactive activities which will check your understanding as you work through the content. If your current certificate is about expire, you can also revalidate online.
The world of insurance can be confusing, especially if you are new to the sector. As a teacher or coach, you are providing a specialised service and could be held responsible for an injury to another person. In circumstances like these, it is essential that you have appropriate insurance protection. Without insurance, you will need to defend yourself, putting your personal wealth at risk. Becoming a member of the Institute of Swimming can
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