Swimming training for teachers

Develop your school swimming lessons with the National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP).

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Although school swimming is a compulsory part of the National Curriculum, 23% of children leave primary school unable to swim 25 metres unaided. For some children, if they don’t learn to swim at school, they will never learn this important lifesaving skill.

To help you comply with national curriculum requirements, we have developed a free interactive resource with Swim England. This resource gives you an introduction to School Swimming and Water Safety, including guidance on training, standards and a summary of the core aquatic and safe self-rescue skills that all pupils should achieve.

 

Free resource on School Swimming and Water Safety

 

The National Curriculum Training Programme

The Swim England National Curriculum Training Programme (NCTP) gives you the skills and knowledge to deliver high-quality school swimming lessons, helping schools meet curriculum requirements. This training has been developed for class teachers, support staff and other adults who have established relationships with pupils.

Our courses are:

Support Teacher of School Swimming

Will equip the holder with the skills needed to actively assist and support a more qualified teacher to deliver school swimming lessons.

Teacher of School Swimming

Will equip the holder with the skills needed to plan and evaluate session plans in line with the national curriculum, and teach independently in a school swimming programme.

Support Teacher of School Swimming

Support Teacher of School Swimming

This e-learning equips you with the skills to actively assist and support a more qualified teacher to deliver school swimming lessons.

Teacher of School Swimming

Teacher of School Swimming

Allows you to plan and evaluate session plans in line with the national curriculum, and teach independently in a school swimming programme.