Licensing and Benefits

Scottish Swimming Teacher/Coach Licensing scheme allows employers and clubs to ensure that the staff/volunteers working are:

  • Qualified
  • Insured
  • Adhering to Child Protection processes

To apply for your Teacher/Coach Licence, please visit the Online Membership system - click here

Documents to help with applying for your licence can be found:

Accessing membership record - click here

Applying for Teacher/Coach Licence Guidance Documentation - click here


Please Contact Us if you are experiencing any problems with your submission and we will be happy to help. 

Please ensure you have the following before starting.

  1. Current Scottish Swimming Membership
  2. A copy of your qualifications
  3. Your child protection certificate (Safeguarding & Protecting Children is preferred)

The Benefits

The benefits of licensing are:

  • Provides proof of competence.
  • A summary statement of qualifications.
  • Provides protection for children through PVG & Safeguarding & Protection Children training.
  • Helps to promote high standards for teaching and coaching.
  • Assists employers and clubs in the selection of teachers and coaches.
  • Provides for a separation of qualified and unqualified staff.
  • Acts as a catalyst for implementing change.
  • Commits the holder to uphold the code of ethics in swimming
  • Provides external credibility for the profession and for the governing bodies of swimming.