Teaching School Swimming

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

There are two sets of training you can complete depending on if you are already a qualified swimming teacher or in a school environment:

School swimming for qualified swimming teachers

Our School Swimming and the National Curriculum online course has been developed for Swim England Level 2 swimming teachers who want to deliver school swimming lessons. It gives swimming teachers an understanding of what primary schools are required to teach and report on.

The National Curriculum Training Programme

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

Our NCTP 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.

 

School Swimming and the National Curriculum

School Swimming and the National Curriculum

This e-learning equips Level 2 swimming teachers with in-depth knowledge needed to deliver school swimming lessons that meet national curriculum requirements.

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.