Swimming and Water Safety in Schools

Swimming training for teachers

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

Class teachers and other adults who have an established relationships with your pupils are the best placed to make school swimming lessons a success.

To be confident in delivering school swimming and water safety lessons that meet the national curriculum outcomes, they need support, training and resources. This will also ensure pupils receive the best quality swimming education.

The National Curriculum Training Programme for primary school teachers equips staff with the skills and knowledge to deliver high quality school swimming lessons to make sure your school not only meets but exceeds the national curriculum requirements.

The National Curriculum Training Programme

Our National Curriculum Training Programme is made up of two training programmes. They use both theory and practical sessions to teach you the most effective ways of delivering school swimming for success.

  1. Support Teacher of School Swimming – once completed the holder will be able to actively assist and support a more qualified teacher. Candidates can then progress to the second training programme.
  2. Teacher of School Swimming – once completed the holder will be qualified to plan and evaluate session plans in line with the national curriculum, and teach independently in a school swimming programme.

These courses are open to anyone working in a school swimming environment:

  • school teachers,
  • classroom assistants,
  • learning support staff,
  • nursery nurses,
  • qualified swimming teachers,
  • parents, helpers or homeschoolers,
  • PGCE students.

The programme also includes a set of waterproof activity cards, giving fun, varied and progressive introductory activities for pupils learning to swim, and a learner guide to support them through the training.

Course candidates all recieve a certificate on completion of the training course.

How to book?

Visit our CPD page here, or contact schoolswimming@swimming.org for details.

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