Qualifications

The essential information about our five qualifications is listed below.

Our qualifications start from the entry level Swimming Assistant, for those taking their first steps into becoming a swimming teacher, to more advanced Level 2 and 3 courses for experienced teachers.

Click or tap ‘Find Out More’ to 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 Pre-School Swimming

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

Level 2 Award in British Open Water Swimming

  • This qualification will provide the knowledge, skills and techniques of coaching and will enable you to effectively plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate practical open water swimming 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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