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Course Details

Course Dates

15 February, 2020 - 23 February, 2020

Course Times

Day 1: 8:30 – 16:30
Day 2: 8:30 – 16:30
Day 3: 11:00 – 19:00
Day 4: 11:00 – 19:00
Day 5: 11:00 – 19:00
Day 6: 11:00 – 19:00
Day 7: 11:00 – 19:00
Day 8: 8:30 – 16:30
Day 9: 8:30 – 16:30

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


  • Learners must be 16 years 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:


£950.00 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 swimming teacher. The course integrates our high quality standards in how to deliver fun and high quality lessons and ensure candidates are delivering great swimming lessons, teaching children ‘the Becky way’.

Courses are 70-75 hours of guided learning over 9 days-worth of tutor-led contact time on course. In addition, there is an average of 10 hours additional home study required over the duration of the course (including reading, worksheets and lesson planning).

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 combined course provides a blended and holistic approach to SEQ Level 1 Assistant and Level 2 Teaching Swimming with a progressive pathway from observing lessons, assisting already qualified Level 2 teachers, team teaching with support from peers into taking responsibility for your own lessons, leading the teaching with and eventually without an assistant. 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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