SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers

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


This qualification is aimed at those delivering swimming lessons to babies and toddlers under the age of 5 utilising the Swim England Pre-school Framework. It is recognised level 2 vocational qualification on the RQF.

The qualification is designed to provide the learner with the level of knowledge and skills needed to effectively plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of pre-school swimming lessons in a safe, ethical and effective manner in a foundation stage environment.

Once qualified the holder of the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers qualification is able to plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of sessions suitable for babies and toddlers age 0-5 years.


  Candidates must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.
   o SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming or SEQ equivalent qualification


This qualification is made up of 18 learning outcomes and 34 assessment criteria

On achievement of the qualification the learner will:

 1. Understand the legal requirements and safety considerations of teaching Pre-school swimming lessons
 2. Know the responsibilities of a Pre-school Swimming Teacher
 3. Understand the role of the Pre-school Swimming Teacher in promoting aquatics
 4. Understand about the development of pre-school swimming lesson participants and the impact of this on swimming lessons
 5. Understand the impact of different types of participants in pre-school swimming lesson on lesson delivery
 6. Understand the types of equipment used in a pre-school swimming lessons
 7. Know about common health related considerations in Pre-school swimming lessons
 8 Know about supports and holds used in pre-school swimming lessons
 9. Know about the core aquatic skills needed in pre-school swimming lessons
 10. Be able to plan pre-school swimming teaching
 11. Be able to teach pre-school swimming lessons
 12. Be able to demonstrate lesson management skills
 13. Be able to demonstrate communication skills when teaching pre-school swimming lessons
 14. Be able to use a variety of appropriate teaching methods
 15. Be able to demonstrate motivational techniques
 16. Be able to assess a pre-school swimming lesson participant
 17. Be able to evaluate own performance
 18. Be able to plan for professional development

As teachers taking this course already hold a SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification or equivalent they are exempt from a proportion of the syllabus as they have already been assessed through their previous qualifications.


  All assessment criteria must be achieved
  All evidence produced by the learner must be their own work
  All work will be 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 Evaluation
   o Action plan


Once the learner has completed the course and all the assessment criteria Survive and Save Training can forward your results to Swim England Qualifications for certification. Certificates can be expected around 3 weeks following the end of the course.

On completion the learner will be award the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers (RQF) qualification.

What next?

Following successful completion of the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers you will be eligible to work as a pre-school swimming teacher in either paid employment or volunteer role.

There are further qualification and training opportunities including:

  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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