SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

  • 28 October 2024 - 31 October 2024
  • New Earswick, York

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

Swim England are the national governing body for aquatic sports in England. The Swim England Qualifications (SEQ) Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification is a practical qualification to start your career in swimming.

This qualification has been endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as meeting the requirements of the professional standard for the role of an Assistant Swimming Teacher and provides 10 CIMSPA CPD points.

The SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification will provide you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to assist a qualified Swimming Teacher in delivering high quality inclusive swimming lessons in a range of settings, for example at a leisure centre, swim school or club learn to swim programme.

Course Prerequisites

Every learner attending a SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course must be 16 years old or above at the start of the course.

Course Content

The course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside learning. You will participate in at least two 30-minute swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience. During the course, you will learn about: 

  • The role and responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
  • The participant journey; Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and Core Aquatic Skills (CAS)
  • The component parts of the strokes
  • The scientific principles in swimming
  • How to create an inclusive environment
  • The purpose of components of a swimming lesson
  • How to support participants and the Swimming Teacher
  • How to demonstrate effective communication skills
  • How to review your own performance

During the course you will allocated homework by your course tutor. This includes written assessment tasks that must ‘Meet the Standard’ before the end of the course. Assessment tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical Questions
  • Review Record

Dates and Times

DateStart TimeEnd Time
Monday 28th October 202409:3017:30
Tuesday 29th October 202409:3017:30
Wednesday 30th October 202409:3017:30
Thursday 31st October 202409:3017:30


Important Information

Course times are subject to change. These will be confirmed nearer to the course start date. This qualification is delivered and assessed in English. Bookings must be made through the account of the individuals attending the training.

Please be aware that attending the course does not guarantee you a qualification; this will be dependant on the performance and the abilities of the candidate.

  • Time : 09:30 - 17:30 (UTC)

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