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Course Details

Course Dates

23 October, 2020 - 07 November, 2020

Course Dates Details

The course will be on the following dates:
23rd-25th October
6th & 7th November

Course Times

Day 1: 16:00 – 21:00
Day 2: 8:00 – 17:00
Day 3: 9:00 – 17:00

Day 4: 16:00 – 21:00
Day 5: 8:00 – 17:00

Please note, these times may be subject to change. We will let you know if this is the case.


  • Learners must be 16 years of age on the first day of their course
  • No formal entry requirements
  • No prior teaching experience is needed.
  • Able to swim, even if it’s only a little way!
  • Excited about inspiring young children to swim ‘the Becky way’
  • You will need to have an enhanced DBS before the start date of the course, if you don't then please email:

Please note that the Saturday morning practical will be at the Prep School venue. Details will be confirmed in the course welcome information.


£350.00 which includes all learning resources and registration costs

What will the course offer


This course provides candidates with the industry standard to work as a fully qualified assistant swimming teacher, assisting lessons under the direct supervision of an SEQ Level 2 qualified teacher. The course integrates our high quality standards in how to assist the teacher with fun and high quality lessons and ensure candidates are delivering great swimming lessons, teaching children ‘the Becky way’.

Courses are 32-35 hours of guided learning over 4 days-worth of tutor-led contact time on course. In addition, there is an average of 2-3 hours additional home study required over the duration of the course (including reading, worksheets and evaluations).

Our course values the highest amount of practical experience possible and spending time on poolside. This includes a real environment observing, assisting and teaching children’s lessons of a full range of abilities from non-swimmers to advanced as well as peer teaching and stroke analysis wherever possible.

We provide fun, games-based learning in the classroom with limited ‘sit-listen’ as we value learning through interactive, diverse approaches.

Our course provides an orientation around your learning venue with some observation of the lesson programme for your familiarity before you progress into assisting already qualified teachers with lessons, delivering small sections of lessons with support and team teaching with trainee Level 2 teachers too. All supervised by our excellent team of SEQ licenced BAT Tutors, they will support, guide and mentor you along your learning journey to be inspired and confident in your new skills and role.

About your tutor, Kelly


Kelly has been an Swim England tutor since 2007 and has worked in vocational training and workforce development ever since. Her career in swimming spans almost two decades, including varied and diverse roles such as lead teacher at the University of Wales, Swimming Development Officer for Local Authority, Regional and National Roles with Swim England, Commercial, Operational and Quality Lead roles for various training providers. Qualified in tutoring, assessing, quality assurance and learning & Development and committed to developing great people, Kelly brings a range of experience, energy and determination to our provision, enabling our learners to be inspired and have confidence in their new skills and opportunities.

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