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Swim Teaching Courses

Swim England Level 1 - Teaching Assistant

The Level 1 Teaching Assistant course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as an assistant swimming teacher. It will enable you to actively support a qualified swimming teacher in the delivery of a planned learn to swim session.

What will I learn on this course?​

  • The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons

  • The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant

  • The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes

  • Scientific principles of swimming

  • What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills

  • How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques

  • The type of assistance you can provide

Pre Requisite:

  • Must be at least 16 years old

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming

The Level 2 Teaching Swimming course develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a swimming teacher. It builds on the Level 1 Swimming Assistant course and gives you the skills to independently plan and deliver swimming lessons.

What will I learn on this course?​

  • How the scientific principles of swimming impact on development

  • How to develop core aquatic skills and the four strokes

  • How to identify and correct common swimming faults

  • How to use a variety of teaching techniques and equipment to suit different needs

  • How to plan and deliver inclusive lessons for different levels of ability. Includes adaptations for swimmers with special educational needs and disabilities.

  • Key teaching and management skills including class management and assessment, organisational skills, behaviour management, communication skills, and teaching methods

  • National curriculum swimming lessons and how they differ from learn to swim lessons

Pre Requisites required:

  • Level 1 Teaching Assistant

  • Must be at least 16 years old by the course start date

Combined Swim England
Level 1 & 2
Continued Professional Development

Combined course consisting of both the above Level 1 and Level 2 courses together. Become a fully qualified teacher quicker by combining your courses!

We can deliver a variety of CPD courses to upskill and give confidence to your staff. Please get in contact to get a personalised quote for the specific CPD you require.

Swim England Qualifications
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