SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming

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SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming Qualification


This qualification is aimed at those working with swimmers in a learn to swim environment utilising the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework (or equivalent). It is recognised as a Level 2 vocational qualification. It 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 it will ensure that swimming teachers can effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of teaching sessions.

The Qualification Objectives

The objectives of the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification are to:

  Prepare individuals for employment
  Support a role in the workplace
  Give individuals personal growth and engagement in learning
  Prepare individuals to progress to a qualification in the same subject area at a higher level
  Prepare individuals that require more specific knowledge, skills and understanding

The Qualifications Cover
The qualification enables individuals to effectively plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate swimming lessons independently. It also gives individuals the skills and confidence to provide quality, inclusive and fun swimming lessons

Entry Requirements

  Learners must be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.
        SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)
        An equivalent Swim England qualification

A copy of your pre-requisite qualification must be emailed to Survive and Save Training at the time of booking. If you hold a qualification that is not on this list, please contact us for clarification before booking.


This qualification is made up of 10 learning outcomes and 35 assessment criteria. To achieve the qualification, individuals need to:

  achieve the required standard in all learning outcomes and assessment requirements
  produce evidence and work that is their own and in English
  be assessed against all assessment requirements by the course tutor/assessor

The assessment is made up of a series of components:

  Theoretical questions
  Lesson plans
  Lesson overview
  Observation record
  Professional development plan

Full details of the learning outcomes, assessment criteria and assessment requirements can be found in the SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming specification


Once the learner has completed the course and all the learning outcomes, assessment criteria and assessment requirements have been achieved Survive and Save Training can forward your results to Swim England Qualifications for certification. Certificates can usually be expected around 4 weeks following the end of the course.

It should be noted that attendance at this course alone does not guarantee that you will pass this qualification. All assessment requirements must meet the required standard to be awarded this qualification

Holders of this qualification are entitled to apply to CIMSPA for Swimming Teacher Practitioner membership

What next?

Following successful completion of the SEQ 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 following successful completion of this qualification including:

  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers
  SEQ Level 3 Swim Coordinator
  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 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

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