Level 2 Teaching SwimmingMay 21, 2018
This 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.
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.
“…the Swim England qualification gives you loads of experience, so that when you go out and start teaching, you feel really confident.”
– Chris, Level 2 swimming teacher.
“…I like the way SEND [special educational needs and disabilities] is a focus on each plan. This makes learners consider adaptations for all lessons.”
– Nicola, Swim England tutor
- 63 hours (of which 55 are face to face guided learning)
- be 16 years of age or older on the first day of the course
Applicants must also hold one of the following qualifications:
- Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)
- Swim England Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics
- An equivalent ASA qualification certificated after 1994
The majority of assessment criteria in this qualification is practical-based.
- 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.
Once qualified, you can enhance your skills with a CPD.
You could also become a swimming teacher and learn the skills to teach children 5 years and younger, find out more here.