Courses leading Swim England Qualifications (SEQ) Teaching Swimming qualifications

This page contains information on all of the SEQ Teaching Swimming qualifications that Survive and Save Training offer.

For course dates and bookings go to the course diary.

Survive and Save Training is a SEQ Approved Training Centre and is licensed to deliver qualifications in Teaching Swimming.



SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

What is the Level 1?

This qualification is designed to be a practical qualification providing the learner with an introduction to the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to be a Swimming Assistant. It is recognised across the country as a Level 1 qualification which enables you to support teaching to a small group of participants under the supervision of a fully qualified Level 2 Swimming Teacher. It is important to note that a Level 1 qualification does not qualify you to teach independently.

How does it work?

The SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) has 16 learning outcomes covering both theoretical and practical aspects of becoming an assistant swimming teacher. The assessment is 100% coursework based with no formal written exams. The assessment is made up of three parts:

  Theoretical questions
  Observation record
  Review record

What next?

Check the course dates and venues from the course diary

For more information about the SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) download the information sheet

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course information



Level 2 Qualifications

What is the Level 2?

Survive and Save Training are able to offer the following SEQ Level 2 qualifications:

  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming
  SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers

These qualifications fully equip the holder with the skills needed to teach swimmers in a learn to swim environment using the Swim England Learn to Swim Framework and Pre-School Framework or similar.

They are designed to build and develop the knowledge, skills and abilities gained through your Level 1 qualification. These qualifications allow the holder to work independently in a teaching environment and enables you to plan, prepare deliver, monitor and evaluate teaching sessions to groups of participants of varying abilities. They are endorsed by CIMPSA against the professional standards for swimming teachers and recognised across the country.

How does it work?

SEQ Level 2 qualifications have 18 learning outcomes with assessment criteria covering both theoretical and practical aspects of becoming a swimming teacher. The assessment is 100% coursework based with no formal written exams. The assessment is made up of a series of components:

  Theoretical questions
  Lesson plans
  Lesson overview
  Observation record
  Evaluation
  Action plan

What next?

Check thecourse dates and venues from the course diary

For more information about the SEQ Level 2 qualifications download the information sheet

SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming course information
SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming to Babies and Toddlers course information



Flexible Learning Packages

  Do you need/are you ready to fast track your qualification or simply have really limited time to attend a course?
  Do you want to gain a Swim England qualification
  Do you have the desire and passion to succeed?

Then our personalised course packages are for you!

Who is the personalised route for?

  It's for learners with significant practical teaching experience who wish to obtain a Swim England qualification.
  It's for learners who are not able to attend a course, and would like to fit the training in around their work and home life and their teaching commitments.
  It is even suitable for those of you who hold an 'old' ASA (Swim England) teaching qualification and would like to update it.

This programme is not suitable for you if you have no or limited teaching experience. In this case you will be recommended to complete the full course.

What is the personalised route?

  It is an accelerated programme to enable students to obtain the SEQ Level 1 and / or SEQ Level 2 certificates for teaching swimming.
  This is achieved through a combination of distance or blended learning, without necessarily having to attend face-to-face training sessions.
  Training can be completed mostly at home and in your workplace.
  A tutor will be allocated to you to support, guide, and coach / mentor each learner through their programme.
  You will be responsible for managing your own work programme and submitting work to your tutor.

If this route is for you further guidance and applications forms are contained in these document:

Flexible Learning Guide
Flexible Learning/RPL Application Form

"Excellent course that made the long journey worthwhile. I enjoyed this course very much and have gained considerable knowledge and understanding." - ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics - February 2012
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