Start your journey into teaching swimming

If you love making a difference and being active, then you will find teaching swimming a most rewarding role.

The job is varied and the hours are flexible, so you can work around your lifestyle – ideal if you are studying, or need to work around school time, dependents or other commitments.

Why choose Swim England Qualifications?

As the awarding organisation for Swim England, the national governing body for swimming, we are passionate about passing on our swimming experience and know-how to develop professional and inspirational teachers.

All of our qualifications are CIMPSA endorsed.

They not only deliver the latest swimming, teaching, motivational and technical expertise, but also reflect industry and employer needs to ensure they meet the demands of every stage of your career.

That’s why more than 80 per cent of all swimming teachers in England and Wales choose to take a Swim England Level 1 or Level 2 qualification every year* [Ofqual statistics, average 2012-2017].

Gain invaluable experience in real-life swimming lessons

Our qualifications are designed to maximise practical, in-pool training opportunities.

They provide a high level of tutor-led (face-to-face) learning hours and, importantly, provide the opportunity to practice your skills in a number of real-life swimming lessons.

This gives you invaluable hands on experience alongside essential theory and knowledge to equip you for your next role.

Supported by Swim England Awards and resources

Once you are qualified and following the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, you will have access to our popular motivational Awards and resources to help you deliver fun and enjoyable lessons.

Study in a way that suits you

Courses are available through our national network of Approved Training Centres.

With over 320 sites to choose from you can study a skill enhancing CPD or a full qualification in a way that suits your lifestyle and location.