How to become a swimming teacher
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- training with a professional body
You can get into this job by doing a Leisure Team Member Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
As part of this apprenticeship you will be able to gain one of the following qualifications:
- Swim England Level 2 in Teaching Swimming
- Swimming Teachers' Association Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
These qualifications will allow you to teach non-swimmers, improvers and people looking to learn advanced swimming skills.
You may be able to train on the job and become qualified while you work. This would depend on your employer.
Courses are often flexible so you can fit them around other commitments you may have.