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 your journey with Level 1

The first step to becoming a swimming teacher is with our SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification.

Start your journey

Progress to Level 2

After gaining your Level 1 qualification you can then move on to become a fully qualified swimming teacher.

Become a swimming teacher

Why choose Swim England Qualifications?

  • Created by the national governing body, our qualifications deliver the latest technical, technique and teaching content.
  • Learn additional skills on key topics such as behaviour management, communications skills and adaptations for SEND learners.
  • Gain invaluable practical experience in a number of in-pool training sessions to ensure you feel confident and prepared for your next role.
  • Ongoing support for your career with a wide choice of skill enhancing CPDs.

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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.

Specialised Qualifications

Take CPD short courses

Our regularly updated CPD courses help you to carry on learning and keep your sessions fresh.

CPD short courses


Start your career

Start your new rewarding career and find your place at one of our incredible swim schools across the country.

Start your Career

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