ASA/Swim England Level 2 Swimming Teacher Qualification

ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher Qual IoS

This qualification develops your knowledge, skills and abilities as a Swimming Teacher. It builds on the Level 1 Swimming Assistant qualification and gives you the skills to independently deliver swimming lessons.

Who is the course designed for?

Anyone who has a Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification who wants to become a Swimming Teacher.

Course details

Level: Intermediate

Duration: 8 days

Training Format: Face to Face 

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Course content

The course covers the core knowledge that is required to become a qualified Swimming Teacher, including:

  • Planning and preparation of teaching activities
  • Delivery of prepared activities within a session
  • Monitoring and evaluating a series of swimming lessons
  • Roles and responsibilities within a learn to swim programme
  • Health & Safety in the aquatic environment

Download a PDF of the full ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher award specification


You must be at least 16 years of age and hold the Level 1 Swimming Assistant in Teaching or equivalent ASA/Swim England qualification certificated after 1994.

Job Prospects

Becoming a swimming teacher in the UK you can look forward to an active and challenging role with great chances of employment. Many local pools are always on the lookout for new staff. It is also great for mums, dads, guardians and students as the hours are very flexible.

Average pay is around £13 an hour. For a full breakdown of average hourly rates see our Salary Checker
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