The Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant Qualification develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a Swimming Assistant. It will enable you to actively support a qualified Swimming Teacher in the delivery of a pre-prepared session.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who is interested in starting a career in teaching swimming or wants to assist a Swimming Teacher.

Course content

The Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant Qualification course is delivered through a mixture of classroom activities and practical poolside-based learning sessions. It covers the core knowledge that is required for this level including:

  • Preparation of teaching activities
  • Delivery of prepared activities within a session
  • Roles and responsibilities within a learn to swim programme
  • Health & Safety in the aquatic environment


You must be at least 16 years of age. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, and you do not need any previous experience of teaching.

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