At BSS Leisure we are passionate about delivering quality education and training courses to aid the future development of the Leisure Industry. We are one of only a few centres in the North West who have been awarded accreditation from Swim England as an Approved Training Centre. The following swim teacher courses are delivered by highly qualified and experienced tutors and are available to book online today.
We recommend that you book at the earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.
All prospective candidates are welcome to enrol. As per our Equality and Diversity policy, we do not directly or indirectly discriminate individuals based on their protected characteristics i.e. background, beliefs, sexual orientation, age or disability, and our courses are designed in a way which ensures qualification assessments remain flexible and learners are able to work at their own pace.
Please feel free to contact us directly should you have any queries or to seek information about how we manage reasonable adjustments, special considerations, and/or recognised prior learning.
Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant
The SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course is a practical qualification which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to act as an assistant swimming teacher.
You will learn about:
- The legal aspects of assisting in swimming lessons
- The responsibilities of a Swimming Assistant
- The swimming pathway, fundamental movement, core aquatic skills and component parts of strokes
- Scientific principles of swimming
- What makes up a lesson plan, equipment and communications skills
- How to identify anxiety and use of motivational techniques
- The type of assistance you can provide
- Identify your next career steps.
Pricing Plans & Dates of Availability:
Candidates must be 16 years+.
There are no formal entry requirements or prior experience required.
The qualification is delivered over 30 hours (26 face-to-face guided learning hours)
Assessment involves theoretical and observation and review records, although the qualification is not graded. You will either pass or be referred.
You can download the summary specification of the Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification here.
Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming
The SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification builds on your Level 1 qualification and will give you the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become a swimming teacher.
It also includes participation in a minimum of six 30 minute, real life swimming lessons to gain hands on practical experience.
You will learn about:
- The responsibilities and role of a swimming teacher
- How the scientific principles of swimming impact on learners development
- How to develop core aquatic skills and the four strokes
- How to identify and correct common swimming faults
- How to assess ability and use a variety of teaching techniques and equipment to suit different needs
- How to plan and deliver inclusive lessons for different levels of ability. Includes adaptions for learners with special educational needs and disabilities
- Key teaching and management skills including class management and assessment, safety and safeguarding, time management and organisational skills, behavior management, communication skills, teaching methods and motivational techniques
- National curriculum swimming lessons and how they differ from learn to swim lessons
- How to plan for your professional development
Pricing Plans & Dates of Availability:
Candidates must be 16 years+ AND hold one of the following qualifications;
Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)
Swim England Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics
An equivalent ASA qualification certified after 1994
The qualification is delivered over 63 hours (55 are face-to-face guided learning hours)
The majority of assessment criteria in this qualification is practical based. All assessment criteria must be achieved and all evidence produced by the learner must be their own. The qualification is not graded. You will either pass or be referred.
You can download the summary specification of the Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification here.
What Our Customers Say?
I will definitely be using their services again!
"A huge thank you to Charlene for all her help and advice and for making the District Beaver party such a success. I will definitely be using their services again and would recommend them to others."
The swimming team is excellent and very helpful!
"The swimming team is excellent and very helpful, always trying their best to rectify any problems with the children's technique or development, working with the parents to offer the best programme for the Bolton community! Easily 5*"
Since joining Bolton Splash Scheme she's almost unrecognisable!
"Our eldest daughter had a massive knock in her confidence at another pool to the point that she wouldn't get in the water, since joining Bolton Splash Scheme she's almost unrecognisable, she has come on in leaps and bounds, to the point where it's all she wants to do. Our 3yr old is also swimming and has so much love and trust for her teacher she is fearless in the water, couldn’t be prouder. Thank you, Leigh and Lee Cutter xxx."
Fantastic football party organised and run by BSS Children's Activity Supervisor!
"Fantastic football party organised and run by BSS Children's Activity!
Supervisor, Peter Lambert. Thanks for a fun-filled, action-packed party Peter! Luca and his friends had an amazing afternoon with you! Football games, mini match and penalty shootout followed by great individual food boxes, jelly and juice, plus party games and ready made party bags. Great value for money and stress free! Massive thanks!"
Lindsey Samantha Makin
My daughter attended the Experience Day and said she had a great time.
"May daughter attended the Experience Day yesterday and said she had a brilliant time. They did rock climbing, a trip out to jump extreme and zorbing (her favourite part - especially getting stuck upside down apparently!). Pete was great at putting my mind at rest about leaving her for the day and she wants to know when the next one is!"
The facilities were super. The smiles were plentiful
"Yesterday my six year old daughter and her 25 friedns had a great birthday party. In my view, in the main this was due to the fantastic organisation and running of the party by Peter and assistant Abi. On the run up to the party he always made himself available to discuss plans and on the day ensured the smooth running from greeting parents and entertaining children with many games. The facilities were super. All in all I would say smiles were plentiful and the party was a hit and if you're thinking of a party yourselves for young children you could do no better than getting in touch with Peter."
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all at BSS Leisure for Mia’s fantastic party!
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all at BSS Leisure for Mia’s fantastic party. From my first enquiry, communication has been excellent with Mia’s preferences and wishes taken into consideration making it a truly personalised party. The grounds and facilities which you have there are second to none. The zorbing itself was thoroughly enjoyed with a wide variety of fun, well-organised games delivered by Pete who ensured that all the girls had a wonderful time. The party was good value for money and as a Parent required no involvement at all making it totally stress free! In the girl’s own words, ‘it was awesome’! Thank you"Michaela Makin
Liz Valentine Robinson
It is clear to see the high standard of classes
"We have recently moved our 2 children here from the local pool where they were not progressing at all and been in the same class for 20 months. Within 10 weeks they have both made huge progress and moved up classes. Its great to see the fun element in the lessons too and variety in what they do. My daughter wants to go to lessons again after it being a real chore previously. would highly recommend. (We have also done the intensive classes with both qualified teachers and with the ASA training teachers and both were amazing too. As a swim teacher for several years it is clear to see the high standard of classes here)."
My 5 year old daughter, Isla had her party today at Bolton School......all the children (and adults!!) had an amazing time!
"My 5 year old daughter, Isla had her party today at Bolton School......all the children (and adults!!) had an amazing time!
Treasure hunt, dodge ball (adults v children), party food and party games.....perfect and so much fun! A special mention to Pete.....thank you so much!"
The facilities at Bolton School are great
"My daughter had her 6th birthday party at Bolton School yesterday with 12 of her friends. The party was well organised by Pete Lambert and Gaz. They both had a natural rapport with the children and made my daughters birthday really special. Pete organised sports activities to suit my daughter and her friends and they all had great fun and were kept very busy! The facilities at Bolton School are great and we got chance to have half the session outside as it was sunny and the rest of the party in a large hall were they ate and played games. I would definitely recommend this kind of party to friends and family. Really good value for money too.!"
I would highly recommend this venue and I will be coming back again
"Our 6 year old son had a fantastic football party organised & led by Pete Lambert, BSS Children’s Activity Supervisor, where 12 boys energetic boys played various football activities, with suggestions from the kids that ended with penalty shoot outs and a match, before ending with food and cake. Pete was great with the kids (a mixed group, aged 6-10yrs) and really responded to what the birthday boy & group wanted to do (for example, our son wanted to play musical statues 10mins before the end of the party) and Pete made it happen! Our son was made to feel very special and all the boys definitely commented on what a fantastic day they had! I would highly recommend this venue and I will be coming back again. Thanks again!"
Thank you to all the team for your care and attention
"The sports camps was the first camp that my 5 year old daughter has attended and she couldn't get enough of it. She had so much fun and made lots of new friends. Thank you to all the team for their care and attention. Definitely recommend we have already booked onto the stage camp in August. Thank you again x"
"Our boys had a great week in sports camp, highly recommended"
Stacey Pos Pos
Thanks BSS Leisure Services
"My 7 year old son Max absolutely loved his football party led by Peter Lambert. It was well organised, max was involved with the planning right the way through and had the best birthday. I wholly recommend this party package for other children who love football. Thanks BSS Leisure Services."