National Curriculum swimming training for primary school teachers

Teacher Training. Find out about funded swimming teacher training for your primary school teachers.

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

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

For them to be confident in delivering swimming lessons at statutory national curriculum levels, as well as making sure pupils receive the best quality swimming education, they need support, training and necessary resources.

National Curriculum swimming training for primary school teachers is a training programme to do just that and improve the quality of swimming teaching in schools.

It equips school 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.

Our NCTP is comprised of two training programmes that use a combination of theory and practical sessions on how best to deliver school swimming.

  1. Fundamentals 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. Aquatic Skills 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 within a school swimming programme.

When both training programmes have been completed, candidates will receive certificates for the course(s).

Open to anyone working in a school swimming environment: school teachers, classroom assistants, learning support staff, nursery nurses, qualified swimming teachers, parents, PGCE students or other helpers.

  • Includes a set of Aquatics in the National Curriculum Activity Cards giving fun, varied and progressive introductory activities for children learning to swim and a learner guide to support them through the training.
To find out how to organise a course, simply email to request full details.


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