STA Award in Teaching Swimming Course
Sports Hall

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Swimming Lessons

Available for children from the age of 6 months, Swim England National Teaching Plan offers lessons for complete beginners through to more experienced swimmers.



Teach Swimming

STA Award in Teaching Swimming Course

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

Swimming teachers are able to seek employment in a wide variety of leisure facilities including private health clubs and school swimming pools through to large local authority leisure centres. As a swimming teacher, you would be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons teaching non-swimmer, beginner and improver participants. You will be able to teach a range of aquatic and safety skills such as floating, rotation, water confidence and swimming strokes. You would be responsible for ensuring the lesson area and appropriate equipment is safe and promoted good teaching and learning.

Qualification Objective

The STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming aims to produce teachers that can teach up to 12 non-swimmers through to improver participants and deliver the STAnley Series of awards up to the Octopus and Goldfish Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.


Course Content & Structure

Units Include:

  • 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 Aquatics Environment 
  • Understanding the Scientific and Learning Theories Relevant to Swimming Teaching
Assessment Criteria

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.


Course Dates & price

The course will run 9am until 5pm daily, during May Half Term 2019

(Monday 27th - Friday 31st May)

Cost of the course - £250

Call 01534 734524 to book your place

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