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Secondary School Swimming Key stage 3 & 4


  • National Curriculum Training Program (NCTP) Fundamental of school swimming
  • National Curriculum Training Program (NCTP) Aquatics of school swimming

What will this qualification enable me to do

It equips school staff with the right skills and knowledge to deliver high quality school swimming lessons to help ensure that your school not only meets but exceeds the national curriculum requirements.

Fundamentals of School Swimming – once completed the holder will be able to actively assist and support a more qualified teacher. Candidates can then progress to the second training programme.

Aquatic Skills of School Swimming – once completed the holder will be qualified to plan and evaluate session plans in line with the national curriculum and teach independently within a school swimming programme.

The secondary module also looks at Synchronised Swimming, Water polo and competitive swimming.

Includes a set of Aquatics in the National Curriculum Activity Cards giving fun, varied and progressive introductory activities for children learning to swim and a learner guide to support them through the training.

What skills do I need to apply?

  • Some written work including lesson planning and series of lessons
  • Practical teaching in the pool under the supervision of ASA Level 2 swimming teachers
  • Useful to have some knowledge of swimming skills and strokes however not essential at this point in your journey
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum is useful.

Why choose Aquability?

We tutor the course in a fun and safe environment meeting the needs of our learners.  We often provide two tutors, which allow more attention and support for all on the course, which includes regular face-to-face feedback.

We have years of experience of working in both Primary, Secondary and Special schools and can ensure the course meets the needs of your own school.

What courses are available?

Open to anyone working in a school swimming environment: school teachers, classroom assistants, learning support staff, nursery nurses, qualified swimming teachers, parents, PGCE students or other helpers.

Please contact us if you would like to attend this course.

How to book a course

To book a course email Fay bookings@

What’s the next step?

Once you have completed your ASA NCTP course you can consider the following