Teacher and coach education

Swim England East Region maintain a list of all Institute of Swimming courses in the Region

If you are looking for the best swimming teaching, coaching and skills development, you’re in the right place with the Institute of Swimming.

They are the largest provider of Swim England courses and swimming qualifications, and we’re here to support your career progression.

Learning to suit you

Their courses come in a variety of dynamic and bespoke delivery models including blended learning, where theory can be studied online at a time and place to suit you. This reduces the number of face to face days you need to attend; taking less time away from home or work.

Help with funding teacher and coach education

Swim England East provides bursaries to SwimMark clubs. 

Find more information about the Regional bursaries.

Other funding sources are also available. 

If you cant find the course you need or want a course organised for you contact bookings@eastswimming.org

Swimming Teaching and Coaching courses

Coaching courses for other disciplines

Delivering the Helpers course for your aquatic helpers within your club has never been simpler. Any level 2 qualified coach/ teacher from your club can deliver the course, there is no need to book an external tutor.

The course is 3 hours theory and 3 hours practical based and although targeted at 13- 16 year olds, it is also suitable for any age and any discipline. The course is also free to deliver and attend, Swim England cover the certification cost for the learners.

Simple steps to registering a Helpers course…
  1. Decide who within the club will deliver the course, who is the course organiser, along with where and when the course will take place (the presenter must be a level 2 in the relevant discipline and hold a current Swim England DBS check).
  2. The presenter must then work through the free online presenter guidance module that demonstrates how the presentation is delivered and some useful tips. 
  3. Once this is completed, fill in the registration form. 

When completed candidates will need to complete an excel spreadsheet (saved as CSV document, this will be an option in the list when saving your file) containing learner details for the awarding of their certificate. The awarding body will confirm this document by email.

Certificates will then be sent to learners 4-6 weeks following the data being sent to the awarding body.

Download the full Level 1 Swimming Assistant award specification.

Courses running in the East Region:

25 September Luton InspireBlended learning
22 October1Life Great Dunmow
22 OctoberVivacity Peterborough
22 October Sawston
22 October The Hewitt School
12 November Marina Leisure CentreBlended learning
16 November Hartham Leisure CentreBlended learning
3 DecemberLuton Inspire
10 DecemberCorringham Leisure Centre
18 FebruaryVivacity Peterborough
18 February Luton Inspire
8 AprilLuton Inspire
8 AprilHadleigh Pool

Courses running in the East Region:

27 SeptemberLuton InspireBlended learning
22 OctoberThe Hewitt School, Norwich
22 OctoberJohn Warner Sports CentreBlended learning
25 January Hemel Hempstead Leisure CentreBlended learning
22 FebruaryRunnymede Leisure Centre

Courses running in the East Region:

Date Venue 
3 NovemberLuton InspireBlended learning
19 AprilHemel Hempstead Sports CentreBlended learning

Courses available:

Date Venue
31 NovemberLuton Inspire

courses available: