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Course Dates

11 July, 2020 - 31 August, 2020

Course Dates Details

Full Timetable available on request
*ACTUAL START DATE IS 11th JUNE - IGNORE dates for system purpose only*
Enrol by 27th MAY
Virtual Academy runs during June to July 2020
Maximum of 2 live lessons per week
Practical post July

Course Times

Live lessons across a range of dates/times
Minimum 70% attendance required with all lessons recorded for playback
With catch ups, home study tasks and portfolio completion online at your own time and pace


  • Learners must be 16 years by 11th June 2020
  • Learners must hold a SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) or a Swim England Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or an equivalent Swim England qualification certificated after 1994.
  • Able to swim, even if it’s only a little way!
  • Excited about inspiring young children to swim ‘the Becky way’
  • You will need to have an enhanced DBS before the practical dates of the course, if you don't then please email:
  • Learners should have access to laptop (Inc microsoft word), phone, internet and speakers


£554.00 which includes all learning resources and registration costs

What will the course offer

Pay deposit of £110.80 by 27th May 2020 to secure your place
then 4 x instalments of 110.80 due June - September 2020.
Start with an Induction lesson, followed by 8 weeks of live interactive lessons, an online classroom to submit tasks, share and access resources and receive feedback, drop in support sessions and 121 support.
Followed up with 4 half days (or 2 full days) (or equivalent) of practical assisting at a later date available at a variety of venues or your own workplace. 
This course provides candidates with the industry standard to work as a fully qualified swimming teacher. The course integrates our high quality standards in how to deliver fun and high quality lessons and ensure candidates are delivering great swimming lessons, teaching children ‘the Becky way’.
Courses are 75-80 hours of guided learning over a blended approach of 8 weeks-worth of tutor-led contact time on course. Including live interactive lessons via zoom, virtual cafe catch ups, online community classroom for resources, tasks and assignments/feedback, 121 tutor support and home study tasks and assessment portfolio.
Our course values interaction, fun and a community 'family' spirit and we will always commit to supporting you as effectively as we can through our virtual classroom, live lessons and 121 support where needed, we will always give practical examples and help you to apply your knowledge to the real world of teaching.
Once we are able to arrange your practical elements, these will be in a real environment observing, assisting and teaching children’s lessons of a full range of abilities from non-swimmers to advanced as well as peer teaching and stroke analysis wherever possible.
We provide fun, games-based learning, even in the 'virtual' classroom with limited ‘sit-listen’ as we value learning through interactive, diverse approaches.
Our virtual academy course provides a blended and holistic approach to SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming with a progressive pathway of scaffolding knowledge over time and practically from observing lessons, assisting already qualified Level 2 teachers, team teaching with support from peers into taking responsibility for your own lessons, leading the teaching with and eventually without an assistant. All supervised by our excellent team of SEQ licenced BAT Tutors, they will support, guide and mentor you along your learning journey to be inspired and confident in your new skills and role.

About your tutor, Kelly


Kelly has been an Swim England tutor since 2007 and has worked in vocational training and workforce development ever since. Her career in swimming spans almost two decades, including varied and diverse roles such as lead teacher at the University of Wales, Swimming Development Officer for Local Authority, Regional and National Roles with Swim England, Commercial, Operational and Quality Lead roles for various training providers. Qualified in tutoring, assessing, quality assurance and learning & Development and committed to developing great people, Kelly brings a range of experience, energy and determination to our provision, enabling our learners to be inspired and have confidence in their new skills and opportunities.

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