Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming

Interested in taking a Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming course? Find out more about this qualification below.

…I absolutely love the quality. The amount of practical experience gained on the course will really prepare learners for the real world…

– Kelly, Swim England tutor.

Level 2 Teaching Teaching Pre-School Swimming

This qualification builds on your Level 1 qualification and will give you the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become a pre-school swimming teacher.

It also includes participation in a minimum of six 30-minute, real-life swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.

You will learn about:

  • The responsibilities and role of a pre-school swimming teacher
  • How early years development, stages of play and reflexes impact on learners swimming ability
  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, health related conditions and how to respond and adapt to them
  • How to introduce and teach the core aquatic skills in a fun way
  • The different supports and holds to use in lessons.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of different types of equipment
  • How to assess participants swimming ability
  • How to plan, adapt and teach lessons which cater for groups with different levels of ability
  • Key teaching and lesson management skills including safety and safeguarding, time management and organisational skills, behaviour management, communication skills, teaching methods and motivational techniques
  • 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 pre-school swimming lessons.

Qualification Time

  • 63 hours (of which 56 are face to face guided learning)

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be 16 years of age or older

Applicants must also hold one of the following qualifications:

  • Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) post 2007 (or ASA equivalent)
  • Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (or ASA equivalent) – eligible for exemptions as some learning already assessed.

Assessment

Assessment is made up of a series of component parts: theoretical questions, lessons plans, lesson overview, observation record, evaluation and action plan.

  • All the assessment criteria must be achieved
  • All evidence produced by the learner must be their own

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

Next Steps

Once qualified, you can enhance your skills with a CPD.

You could also qualify to deliver learn to swim lessons for stages 1 – 7 by gaining the Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification.

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