Step 1: Start with the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming
You will need to gain the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming qualification first to develop the vocational skills and technical knowledge of a swimming teacher. This will allow you to independently teach your very own class of 12 participants from non-swimmers up to improvers (children and adults). Once qualified, you’ll be able deliver up to the Goldfish stage of STA’s progressive International Learn to Swim Programme.
Step 2: Progress to the STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming
Progress on your teaching pathway with the STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming—the next step which meets CIMSPA’s employer-led swimming teacher professional standard. This qualification will expand your expertise to teach competitive strokes, survival and rescue skills, diving, competitive starts and turns; allowing you to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants.
Once qualified, you’ll be able to retain your existing participants by offering progressive lessons, extended skills and advanced awards with the full range of the International Learn to Swim Programme.