Qualifications

The essential information about our qualifications is listed below.

The entry level Swimming Assistant qualification provides you with a practical introduction to teaching swimming and leads onto a choice of Level 2 qualifications to become a qualified swimming teacher.  We also offer a number of Level 3 specialised courses for experienced teachers.

Click or tap ‘Find Out More’ to read more information about each qualification and find your nearest course.

Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

  • Begin your career with our practical entry level course.
  • Achieve a solid foundation in what it takes to be able to assist a qualified Swimming Teacher and to deliver swimming lessons.
  • No experience necessary.

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming

  • Endorsed against the CIMSPA Swimming Teacher Standard.
  • This qualification builds on your Level 1 experience and provides the skills needed to become a Level 2 Swimming Teacher.
  • Suitable for individuals wishing to teach swimming to children and adults.

Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers

  • This qualification builds on your Level 1 experience and provides the skills needed to become a Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers teacher.
  • Suitable for individuals who wish to specialise in teaching swimming to children from birth to the age of five.

Swim England Level 2 Coaching Open Water Swimming

  • This qualification provides the skills needed to work as an open water coach and effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of open water training sessions.

Swim England Level 3 Aquatic Activity for Health

  • This qualification builds on the Level 3 fitness instructor qualification.
  • It provides the knowledge and skill to be able to plan and conduct aquatic exercises for people referred to you with health issues or injuries.

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