Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and ToddlersMay 7, 2019 Qualifications
This qualification replaces the Swim England Level 2 Teaching Pre-School Swimming Qualification.
You will learn about:
- The legal requirements and safety considerations for teaching swimming to babies and toddlers
- The responsibilities of a baby and toddler swimming teacher
- The role of the baby and toddler swimming teacher in promoting aquatics
- What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
- How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
- Core Aquatic Skills needed in baby and toddler swimming lessons
- The type of assistance you can provide
- Identify your next career steps
By the end of this course, you will be able to independently plan, prepare, deliver and evaluate a series of baby and toddler swimming lessons.
“The key to the qualification is that it gives learners a great understanding of children of this age – how they develop, how they learn and how that is fundamentally different to the five-year-old swimmers they will work with within the Learn to Swim programme.”
– Catherine Butt, Swim England Educator
- 60 hours (56 face-to-face guided learning hours)
- be 16 years of age or older on the first day of the course
- hold the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification (or ASA equivalent)
- Theoretical questions
- Observation record
- Review record
This qualification is not graded. You will either pass or be referred.
If you’re already a qualified swimming teacher, you do not need to complete the full learning criteria as some aspects will have been covered in the Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification. To see the condensed summary for this qualification, click here.
Once qualified, your next step is to become a swimming teacher for stages 1-7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework.
Browse our Level 2 teaching swimming qualifications here.