Aquatic tutor status grants those with the appropriate pre-requisites the ability to deliver and assess Safety Training Award’s aquatic qualifications within their specific discipline.
This course covers:
- The roles, responsibilities and expectations of an STA tutor
- The roles, responsibilities and expectations of an STA assessor
- STA aquatic qualifications requirements
- STA standards for delivery, assessing and paperwork
- STA awarding organisation requirements and expectations
- Demonstrating the ability to deliver technical theory topics in the chosen discipline
- How to organise and deliver an STA aquatic course.
Length of Course
30 Recommended Guided Learning Hours.
- Demonstrate a high standard of technical knowledge
- Demonstrate the ability to deliver and assess technical theory topics at the correct level using a variety of methods to engage and motivate learners
- Demonstrate a high standard of presentation skills.
Gaining Full Tutor Status
Upon completion of this course, and after completing any additional requirements, tutors are granted probationary status and in order to gain full tutor status must:
- Be linked with an approved training centre
- Be successfully moderated assessing your first assessment.
Upon successful completion of the probationary status, an aquatic tutor may deliver the following qualifications:
|Swimming Teaching||Baby & Pre-School||Open Water Swimming Coaching|
|STA Award in Teaching Swimming|
|STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming||*|
|Baby and Pre-School Swimming|
|Open Water Swimming Coaching|
|Safety Award for Teachers||†||†||†|
* Tutor must first deliver one STA Award in Teaching Swimming course
† Tutor must first hold a valid Safety Award for Teachers certificate
Validity of Tutor Status
To maintain the validity of status as an STA tutor, tutors must:
- Attend updates and refresher courses, as and when required by STA
- Hold current membership of STA.
Interested? Before You Get Started…
You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:
- Be at least 19 years of age
- Hold current membership of STA
- Hold a minimum of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification or acceptable equivalent
- Hold a valid aquatic teaching qualification in the chosen discipline for a minimum of 2 years (for acceptable equivalents, please contact STA):
- Provide evidence of at least 200 hours of teaching experience in the chosen discipline
- Hold the Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults online learning certificate or acceptable equivalent