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Workshops - Exploring Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia with strategies and solutions...   Book a course

What courses are available?

The workshop is suitable for anyone with an interest in Special Educational Needs and Disability

Zoom on line learning 2024 - up to 20 on a course

  • Exploring ADHD, Dyslexia & Dyspraxia with strategies and solutions 
  • Exploring Autism with strategies and solutions 

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What will this workshop enable me to do? 

  • Identify traits and characteristics for Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
  • Experience what it is like to have Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia
  • Solutions for teaching in the pool environment to support and create a happy learning environment.

Although swimming related the traits and solutions can be applied to many other learning environments

What skills do I need to apply?

  • These workshops are very practical with a focus on hands on experience on what it feels like and a visual aid to make it a memorable workshop.


  • I just wanted to email you to say thank you for the courses I attended. I attended the Autism, ADHD, and Dyslexia, and Dyspraxia one and I fully enjoyed all of them. The courses gave me a great deal of knowledge that I have already been using in my classes. I've told other teachers at my centre about the courses you offer and I've encouraged them to do them if you put them on again. Thank you so much for everything! Katie Bourne
  • Thank you so much for the training.  I feel like I've got loads of ideas to help my kids. Karen Hulme

Why choose aswim uk?

Alison Bell and Lorna Crust have over 50 years of experience both as Tutors and teachers with experience of SEND.

The workshops are tailored to meet all needs with participants getting a hand-out and certificate of attendance

 What’s the next step?

  • Apply learning to everyday teaching
  • Educate the swimmers you teach or Colleagues you work with.
  • Volunteer in SEND

School Swimming NCTP Support teacher and teacher of school swimming...   Book a course


Support teacher of school swimming

Teacher of School swimming

What course are available? TBA due to the current situation

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.

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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.

Support teacher 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.

Teacher 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.

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 Swim England 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.

What’s the next step?

Once you have completed your Swim England NCTP course you can consider the following

  • Take time to consolidate your skills and apply within your own teaching
  • Complete a lifesaving qualification such as NRASTC 
  • Consider further workshops