We can help you start your journey as a swimming teacher, and then support you every step of the way as you progress to the level you want.Search courses
So you want to teach swimming? Great, we provide the best opportunities for you to achieve your ambitions. We can help you start your journey as a swimming teacher, and then support you every step of the way as you progress to the level you want.
As the largest trainer of swimming teachers in the UK, the IoS has a vast experience in supporting all kinds of people achieve teaching qualifications, and we’d love to help you do the same.
While being an active and challenging role, becoming a swimming teacher is also hugely rewarding. You’ll have great opportunities for employment. Yes, you’ll need your qualifications, but thanks to our expertise and experience, gaining these is also a fun and rewarding experience.
To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications for you to gain. The Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant course is the first step and it allows you to support a Level 2 qualified Swimming teacher. We then recommend gaining at least 3 months experience as a swimming assistant before attending a Level 2 Teaching Swimming course. Once you have your level 2 qualification you can then add you your skills with our Level 2 Pre-school Swimming course.
Develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a Swimming Assistant, enabling you to actively support a qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.
Builds on the Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification and gives you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons
Examines the principles of child development in the foundation stages, and how to plan Adult and Child sessions.
What with tuition fees, rent and a busy social calendar, being a student can be draining on the expenses. These are supposed to be the ‘best years of your life’, or so you’ve been told. But unless you want to eat baked beans on toast all month – which actually is a very healthy addition to a balanced diet – you’re going to need some extra income from somewhere. Don’t fancy wiping tables or stacking shelves? We spoke to recent
Research suggests UK employees are increasingly likely to change career multiple times during their working life. The days of a job-for-life are well and truly gone, with a 2014 study from retirement specialists LV finding the average British worker moving across nine jobs including one major career change before they retire. At the Institute of Swimming, we see people from a range of backgrounds training to become swimming teachers on one