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Course Dates

10 October, 2022 - 28 October, 2022

Course Dates Details

Online Learning between Monday 10th October– Wednesday 19th October 2022 + 5 days Live Practical Lessons including Assessment between Monday 24th - Friday 28th October at swim! Sheffield

Course Times

Monday 10th October 5.30pm – 8.30pm Online Lesson
Wednesday 12th October 5.30pm – 8.30pm Online Lesson
Saturday 15th October 2.00pm – 5.00pm Online Lesson
Monday 17th October 5.30pm – 8.30pm Online Lesson
Wednesday 19th October 5.30pm – 8.30pm Online Lesson

Practical Assessment Monday 24th October - Friday 28th October at swim! Sheffield
Please note Practical assessment will only be at swim! Sheffield only (10am - 7pm) for this course

These times may be subject to change


  • Learners must be 16 years on the first day of the 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 though fun, progressive and safe lessons.
  • We recommend you have an enhanced DBS ahead of attending your practical please contact us for information:
  • Practical assessments will then be held at swim! Sheffield only for this course


£995.00 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, progressive and safe lessons and ensure candidates are delivering great swimming lessons, teaching children ‘the Becky way’.

Our blended courses provide a mix of guided learning with a small number of tutor-led online interactive lessons in zoom, a digital or hard copy portfolio to complete by your course end date and live practical lessons, practice and assessment time at one of our partner venues.

For all courses there is some home study required over the duration of the course (including reading, online questions and tasks, research & lesson planning) in our virtual academy digital classroom.

Our courses value 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. Assessment takes place at swim! Sheffield only for this course.

We provide fun, games-based learning in both the virtual and live 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.

We also have teaching opportunities available in our swim schools and can support your journey through to regular, paid teaching and additional qualifications and training.

As a Swim England Qualifications Approved Training Centre you can find out more about Swim England Qualifications here:

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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