STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

In Easter 2017 we are holding a STA Certificate in swimming teaching, this is aimed at people wishing to become fully qualified swimming teacher.


Candidates must be or have the following in order to undertake the course.





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.

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


Drop us an email at to find out more, we can offer payment plans for the course and there is the possibly the option to teach for us when you have qualified!