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STA qualifications in teaching swimming

Becoming a swimming teacher through STA is a fantastic career path for those who are looking for a rewarding, active and challenging role.

With flexible teaching hours to fit around your lifestyle, you'll enjoy the satisfaction of a work-life balance whilst teaching an incredible and important life skill. 

How will the qualification benefit you?

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual

The STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming aims to produce teachers that can teach up to 12 non-swimmers through to improver participants.  On gaining the qualification you will be able to teach the STAnley Series of awards up to the Octopus and Goldfish Series of STA International Learn to Swim Programme and Stages 1-7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme.

The qualification consists of 5 mandatory units:

  • Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
  • Planning, Delivering, Assessing and Evaluating Swimming Lessons
  • Understand a Swimming Teacher's Role
  • Understanding the Health and Safety Requirements for an Aquatic Environment
  • Understanding the Scientific and Learning Theories Relevant to Swimming Teaching

The course will be split between time in the classroom and time in the swimming pool.

The STA Award in Teaching Swimming is tutor assessed through the completion of worksheets, schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson evaluation forms and practical teaching. In addition to this, there is an external assessment of a 30-minute practical lesson on the final day of the course.

More information about the course content can be found on the STA website.

STA Level 2 Award

  • Be 16 years of age
  • Hold current membership of STA

Once qualified, to remain as an STA-approved swimming teacher, and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, you'll be required to:

  • Remain in membership of STA
  • Keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date
  • Regularly update your DBC check

Venue:  Jubilee Sports Centre

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