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STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

Course Information

The STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching aims to prepare holders to teach, without supervision, pupils of all levels.

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Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been supplied. If requested pre-requisites are not supplied within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

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

Length of Course

70 Notional Guided Learning Hours:

  • 28 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
  • 42 Non-Contact Guided Learning Hours

Mandatory Units

  • Teaching Swimming, Lifesaving and Survival Techniques
  • Understanding How to Develop Participants Through Coaching Sport
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Sport

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 100 question multiple-choice paper with unit pass marks of 15/20, 15/20 and 45/60

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.