STA Award in Swimming Teaching

The Swimming Teaching – Award aims to produce teachers that can teach up to 10 beginners.

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.


Candidates must have the following in order to complete the course:


  • Be 16 years of age or older
  • Hold the Safety Award for Teachers or acceptable equivalent
  • Be able to swim at least 100 metres


There is a recommended 49 hours of learning on this course and there is no expiry or renewal for this qualification.


Candidates will undertake the following during the course and assessment:

  • Understanding the Elementary Scientific Principles Relevant to Swimming
  • Planning, Preparing and Teaching Swimming
  • Understanding the Principles of Safe and Equitable Coaching Practice
  • 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


Our next course will be in 2017, follow us on twitter, or like our facebook page for updates.

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