About Swim England Qualifications

We develop the country’s leading qualifications for the swimming industry.

At Swim England, we’ve made swimming our business for almost 150 years. We know what it takes to nurture, encourage and develop swimmers and how to provide the best foundations for all learners, no matter what level they aspire to reach.

We also know how important inspirational teachers are.

Our qualifications are developed to not only share our knowledge with you but to also provide fun lesson plan ideas, motivational skills and practical experience to help you develop as professional swimming teachers and help pass on that love of swimming to your learners.

Our qualifications aim to:

  • create a professional and diverse workforce
  • provide you with a high proportion of practical poolside experience alongside essential theory and knowledge
  • equip you with real world know-how and skills for the next stage in your career development
  • meet recognised industry standards and the needs of employers.

Next Steps

For a full list of all Swim England Qualifications click or tap the link below.

Continue your learning journey

Once qualified, you can enhance and expand your knowledge and skills with one of our CPD short courses.

Professional Standards

Swim England Qualifications is an awarding organisation, recognised and regulated by the following independent qualification bodies in England and Wales.

The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England.

Qualifications Wales is the regulator of non-degree qualifications and the qualifications system in Wales.

CIMSPASwim England Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation Partner with CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sports and Physical Activity) and is a founding contributor to the development of new professional standards for the swimming industry.

FAB logoSwim England Qualifications is a full member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies. The Federation is the collective voice of the awarding and assessment sector.

National Governing Bodies of Swimming

Swim England qualifications are also recognised by the following national governing bodies for swimming.