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The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming 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.



This course takes place over 8 days, usually on weekends or during half term holidays.


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.

Entry Requirements
You must be 16 years or older on the first day of the course.

You must hold a level 1 swim teaching certificate or equivalent.


This course requires you to complete.

  • Theoretical questions

  • Observation record

  • Self Evaluations

  • Lesson Plans

  • Schemes of work

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