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STA Award in Swim Teaching

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

Course Information

The Swimming Teaching Award aims to produce teachers that can teach up to 10 beginners upon successful completion of course. They may also act as an assistant swimming teacher and can teach larger classes or advanced skills under the direct supervision of a swimming teacher qualified to certificate level.

This is a 4 day course and is ideal for anyone wanting to get into swim teaching.

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Validity of Award

  • This qualification does not expire. To remain as an STA-approved swimming teacher, and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, holders of this qualification are required to:

  • Remain in membership of STA

  • Keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date with regular CPDs

  • Keep their pre-requisite lifesaving qualification in-date

  • Regularly update their DBS check

Mandatory Units

  • Understanding the Elementary Scientific Principles Relevant to Swimming

  • Planning, Preparing and Teaching Swimming

  • Understanding the Principles of Safe and Equitable Coaching Practice

Assessment Criteria

  • 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 30 minute lesson to 4 learners

  • Complete a 30 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 7/10 per unit

For the course you will need to bring your log book, portfolio, pen and paper for notes, appropriate clothing for teaching on poolside and teaching in the water, your own food and drink, any pre requisite qualification proof.