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SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification

Course summary

This blended learning 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.

Teaching swimming is an active and rewarding role. Work hours are generally part-time and there are a variety of working hours and contracts available across weekdays and weekends. Following the successful completion of training, why not take a browse of our current vacancies?

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Course overview

The course is delivered through a mixture of online learning exercises, virtual classroom activities and practical poolside learning and assessment. You will participate in at least two 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • 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
Who is it designed for?

Anyone interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a swimming teacher.

How much does the course cost?
  • £375.00
Dates and deadlines

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd August.

The course dates and locations are as follows:

  • Friday 26th August 12.00pm - online 
  • Monday 5th September 6.00pm-9.00pm - online
  • Tuesday 6th September 6.00pm-9.00pm - online
  • Friday 9th September 3.45pm-7.00pm - Tooting Leisure Centre
  • Saturday 10th September 7.45am-1.00pm - Tooting Leisure Centre


How do I sign up?

If you think you may be interested in signing up, you can do so via the Institute of Swimming using this link.