How much can Swimming Teachers earn?
With GLL, Assistant Swimming Teachers earn up to £11.73 per hour and Swimming Teachers earn up to £16.56 per hour.
Do I need qualifications to work as a Swimming Teacher?
Yes – to work as a paid swimming teacher, you’ll need to be either STA (Swimming Teachers’ Association) or Swim England qualified.
GLL College runs CIMSPA-endorsed STA Award and Certificate Swimming Teacher Courses; click here for available dates.
If you’re already qualified, and looking for a job, click here.
What’s the difference between a STA Award and STA Certificate qualification?
The STA Award qualification concentrates on beginner and improver stage swimming and allows you to work in an Assistant Swimming Teacher role with GLL.
The STA Certificate qualification enables you to work as a Swimming Teacher teaching higher stages of swimming – but you will need to have your Award qualification before you move on to study for the Certificate.
How long is the course?
The Award course can be completed in at least 5 days.
The Certificate course can be completed in at least 5 days.
You can opt to study the Award on its own or progress at a later date to the Certificate.
Do I need to have any other qualifications/skills to do the course?
No. You don’t even need to be a strong swimmer but you do need to be confident in the water! You’ll cover things like safeguarding as part of your course but some employers will also need you to do their own internal training.
Once I’ve qualified, how do I start working as a Swimming Teacher?
GLL College is part of the UK’s largest leisure operator GLL. GLL run the largest swim school in the country, teaching 1,000s of children and adults to swim, so there is always plenty of opportunity to work all around the UK. You can start work as a Swimming Teacher with GLL from 16 years old.
We’ve guaranteed a job interview with GLL for anyone who qualifies from one of our STA Swim Teacher courses. Speak to your course tutor during the course to arrange this.
Alternatively, visit GLL Jobs to apply for jobs directly.
The GLL Career Pathway for Swimming Teachers
Apprentice Swimming Teacher
13 month Apprenticeship completing NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification), STA Award and Certificate Qualifications. Opportunity to gain experience in lifeguard duties and swimming teaching. Click here to find out more about apprenticeships with GLL.Enquire
Assistant Swimming Teacher
For STA Award/Swim England Level 1 qualified individuals. An opportunity to gain experience supporting our Swimming Teachers deliver swimming lessons.Enquire
For STA Certificate/Swim England Level 2 qualified individuals. You’ll deliver swimming lessons to pupils at all stages.Enquire