STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

The STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching is the following step from the STA Award in Swimming Teaching. The aim of the course is to prepare delegates to teach pupils of all levels without supervision.  This qualification is ideal for anyone looking to go on to teach swimming as a career.

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Qualification Number: 600/3057/4
Title: STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching (QCF)
Credit Value: 17 Credits


Qualification Number: R241 04
Title: STA Professional Certificate in Teaching Swimming
Credit Value: 8 Credits

  • Be 17 years of age or older
  • Hold current membership of the Swimming Teachers Association (STA)
  • Hold the Safety Award for Teachers or acceptable equivalent
  • Hold the STA Award in Swimming Teaching or acceptable equivalent (please note the ASA Level 1 Award in Aquatic Teaching is not an acceptable pre-requisite)
  • Hold the STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate or acceptable equivalent

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.

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

70 Notional Guided Learning Hours:

  • 28 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
  • 42 Non-Contact Guided Learning Hours
  • Teaching Swimming, Lifesaving and Survival Techniques
  • Understanding How to Develop Participants Through Coaching Sport
  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Coaching Sport
  • 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