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Date(s) - 31/07/2023 - 04/08/2023
9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Ernest Bevin College


STA Award in Teaching Swimming Course

The STA 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.

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.

Due to the expanded size of the STA Award syllabus, some additional pre-course Zoom theory sessions (totalling 4 hrs) have now been programmed to accommodate the new syllabus and aid the learning experience for all attendees. There are two options to choose from, as detailed below:
Option 1 (2 x 2hr evening sessions):
1st session: Thursday 27 July, 6.00pm – 8.00pm
2nd session: Friday 28 July, 6.00pm-8.00pm
Option 2 (1 x 4hr weekend session incl. break):
Sunday 23 July, 2pm-6pm
Links to the above sessions will be sent out a little closer to the time and we may have some learners from another Award course joining us.

Dates: 31st July to 4th August 2023

This course runs 9.00am – 5.30pm and consists of classroom-based theory, followed by practical pool-based swimming teaching

Course Organiser: Dave Perry

Cost: £475.00 (discounts available)

Location: Ernest Bevin College, Beechcroft Road, Tooting, London SW17 7DF

Course Pre-Requisites:

  • Be 16 years of age
  • Hold current membership of STA (for teachers in the Republic of Ireland – hold Water Safety Ireland membership or acceptable equivalent). Membership available via online.sta.co.uk.

Payment can be made by Credit/Debit Cards using WorldPay (via website, by phone or by email link), Bank Transfers, Cheques (please make payable to David Perry).

STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching Course

STA Award in Swim Teaching Overview


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.

Target Learners

This qualification is for learners who wish to work with children and adults, helping them to develop, both as swimmers and individuals in the aquatic environment. No experience of working with children or teaching swimming lessons is required prior to undertaking this qualification. This qualification could appeal to parents looking for a career that fits in around their childcare commitments and / or those interested in pursuing a career in the leisure industry. It could also appeal to those already employed within a leisure environment who are looking to progress their career or those who are already working as a baby and pre-school swimming teacher who wish to offer lessons to beginner participants alongside their current baby and pre-school classes.

Whatever qualifications you are looking to achieve, Aquatic Training Courses have STA qualified instructors and courses to ensure you meet your goals.

With small class sizes and content delivered in an enthusiastic, fun and all-inclusive manner our students enjoy an excellent, professional level of instruction.