Who is it for?
The STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching aims to prepare holders to teach, without supervision, pupils of all levels.
- Be of 17 years of age or older
- Hold current membership with STA
- Hold the STA Award in Pool Emergency Procedures or acceptable equivalent
- Hold the STA Award in Swimming Teaching or acceptable equivalent
Hold either the STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate (available online at www.trainsta.co.uk) or acceptable equivalent.
What will I learn?
The STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching covers:
- Teaching Swimming, Lifesaving and Survival Techniques
- Understanding How to Develop Participants Through Coaching Sport
Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Sport.
Course duration: 70 notional learning hours: 28 recommended guided learning hours and 42 non-contact guided learning hours
The assessment criteria are as follows:
- Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
- Undertake poolside teaching during the course
- As part of an external assessment, teach a 20 minute lesson to 6 pupils
- Complete a 100 question multiple-choice paper with unit pass marks of 15/20, 15/20 and 45/60
On successful completion, the STA certificate qualification enables an individual to be a fully qualified swimming teacher.
This qualification does not expire and does not require revalidation however, to remain an STA-approved swimming teacher, all members must remain in membership of STA and attend or complete CPDs to continuously update knowledge and skills.Enquire about training with us