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This fully equips the holder with the skills needed to teach swimmers.

It will further develop your skills in communication, organisation, planning and confidence.

You will gain a nationally recognised

Level 2 qualification


This qualification allows the holder to work independently in a teaching environment it is recognised across the country and enables you to plan, teach and evaluate sessions to groups of participants of varying abilities


There are units which normally involve attending a course covering a mixture of theory and pool practial sessions. You will cover topics including communication, planning, evaluating, teaching non swimmers to pre-competition swimmers.


The assessment is 100% coursework based with no formal written exams. On course, you will complete a theoretical knowledge checker.  The method of assessment may include completion of worksheets, discussion, role plays, questioning, planning lessons and of course pool practical teaching and coaching!



This qualification builds on your Level 1 qualification and will give you the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become a swimming teacher.

It also includes participation in a minimum of six 30-minute, real-life swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • The responsibilities and role of a swimming teacher
  • How the scientific principles of swimming impact on learners development
  • How to develop core aquatic skills and the four strokes
  • How to identify and correct common swimming faults
  • How to assess ability and 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 learners with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • Key teaching and management skills including class management and assessment, safety and safeguarding, time management and organisational skills, behaviour management, communication skills, teaching methods and motivational techniques
  • National curriculum swimming lessons and how they differ from learn to swim lessons
  • How to plan for your professional development

By the end of this course, you will be able to independently plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate a series of swimming lessons.

Qualification Time

  • 63 hours (of which 55 are face to face guided learning)

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older

Applicants must also hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)
  • Swim England Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics
  • An equivalent ASA qualification certificated after 1994


The majority of assessment criteria in this qualification is practical-based.

  • All the assessment criteria must be achieved
  • All evidence produced by the learner must be their own

This qualification is not graded. You will either pass or be referred.

Next Steps

Once qualified, you can enhance your skills with a CPD.

You could also become a pre-school swimming teacher and learn the skills to teach children 5 years and younger.

What we offer


We offer multiple level 2 courses which are:

Level 2 Swimming Teacher


Level 2 Coaching Learn to Swim


Level 2 Teaching Pre-school


Do you want to get involved in one of the above


Get in touch and find out what we can offer you today!


HALF Fish HQ @ Daisyfield Pools

c/o Daisyfield Pools

Daisy Lane




01254 433840



HALF Fish Training

Training Base -

HALF Fish HQ @ Daisyfield Pools

Daisy Lane




01254 433840

or 01254 884583   




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