Become a swimming teacher and enjoy a flexible and rewarding role that makes a difference to people’s lives.
You’ll be inspiring people to learn an important life-skill, and with flexible hours that work around your lifestyle, it’s a career that can be taken up at any stage of your life.
Progress your journey as a swimming teacher or a swimming instructor with our industry-leading qualifications. Recognised by employers for their quality, they consistently remain the preferred choice of over 80% of swimming teachers in England and Wales* [Ofqual statistics 2012-17]
How do I get started?
Start with Level 1
The first step to becoming a swimming teacher is with our SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification. This course is open to anyone who is at least 16 years of age and allows you to develop your knowledge and skills so that you can support a Level 2 Swimming Instructor to deliver a learn to swim session.
Progress to Level 2
After gaining your Level 1 qualification you can then move on to our SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification and become a fully qualified swimming teacher. This qualification will enable you to plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate swimming lessons independently so you can teach your own class of beginners.
Why choose Swim England Qualifications?
What happens after I’m qualified?
Try specialised qualifications
Now that you’re qualified you can specialise in an area of swimming teaching that you enjoy most.
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