SEQ Combined Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Note - A late booking fee will apply to any bookings taken less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement of this course


These qualifications are aimed at those working with swimmers in a learn to swim environment utilising the Swim England Learn to Swim Pathway (or equivalent). They are recognised as a Level 1 and Level 2 vocational qualifications respectively. The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification is endorsed by CIMPSA against the professional standards for swimming teachers.

The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification is designed to be a practical qualification which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be a swimming teacher. It is designed to build on the knowledge, skills and abilities achieved through the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification. Once achieved the qualifications will ensure that swimming teachers can effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of teaching sessions.


  Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.
  These courses are intensive combining 2 qualifications together so learners must be prepared to complete work outside of the classroom in order to fulfil the assessment criteria by the end of the course

The Level 1 qualification is made up of 15 learning outcomes and 21 assessment criteria.

The Level 2 qualification is made up of 18 learning outcomes and 39 assessment criteria. On achievement of the qualification the learner will:

 1. Understand the legal and personal safety requirements of teaching swimming
 2. Know the responsibilities of a Swimming Teacher
 3. Understand the role of the Swimming Teacher in promoting aquatics
 4. Understand the scientific principles in swimming
 5. Know the skills and strokes needed in swimming
 6. Understand the types of equipment using for swimming lessons
 7. Be able to plan for swimming teaching
 8. Know about national curriculum swimming lessons
 9. Be able to teach swimming lessons
 10. Be able to demonstrate lesson management skills
 11. Be able to demonstrate communication skills and customer service within the swimming teaching environment
 12. Be able to use a variety of appropriate teaching methods to meet participant needs
 13. Be able to develop participants core aquatic skills and swimming strokes
 14. Be able to demonstrate motivational techniques
 15. Understand participant assessment
 16. Be able to assess participants
 17. Be able to evaluate own performance
 18. Be able to plan for professional development


  All assessment criteria must be achieved
  All evidence produced by the learner must be their own work
  All assessment criteria are assessed by the tutor/assessor
  The assessment is made up of a series of components:
   o Theoretical questions
   o Lesson plans
   o Lesson overview
   o Observation record
   o Review and evaluation records
   o Action plan


Once the learner has completed the course and all the assessment criteria have been successfully completed Survive and Save Training can forward your results to Swim England Qualifications for certification.

Certificates will be awarded for both SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) and SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Certificates can expect to be received around 4 weeks following the end of the course.

What next?

Following successful completion of the Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming you will be eligible to work as a swimming teacher in either paid employment or volunteer role.

There are further qualification and training opportunities including:

  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers
  RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)
  RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work
  Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

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"Excellent course that made the long journey worthwhile. I enjoyed this course very much and have gained considerable knowledge and understanding." - ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics - February 2012
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