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!
Level 2 Teaching Swimming
Interested in taking a Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming course? Find out more about this qualification below.
…the Swim England
qualification gives you loads of experience, so that when you go out and start teaching, you feel really confident…
– Level 2 swimming teacher.
…I like the way SEND [special educational needs and disabilities] is a focus on each
plan. This makes learners think consider adaptations for all lessons…
– Swim England tutor
Level 2 Teaching Swimming
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.
63 hours (of which 55 are face to face guided learning)
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
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
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.
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!