Aquatic Tutor Status

Aquatic tutor status grants those with the appropriate pre-requisites the ability to deliver and assess STA’s swimming teaching qualifications within their specific discipline.

This tutor status course includes the STA Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification.

Course Information

This course covers:

  • Demonstrating the ability to deliver technical theory topics in the chosen discipline
  • Understanding how to organise and deliver an STA aquatic course
  • Completing the STA Level 3 Award in Education and Training, and STA Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement qualifications (if this is already held, evidence must be provided to STA).

Length of Course

30 Recommended Guided Learning Hours.

Assessment Criteria

  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Complete the portfolio to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Be externally assessed demonstrating the ability to deliver a technical theory topic.

Deliverable Qualifications

Upon successful completion of this course, an aquatic tutor may deliver the following courses:

Qualification Discipline
Swimming Teaching Baby & Pre-School People with Disabilities
STA Award in Swimming Teaching Yes
STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching Yes *
Baby and Pre-School Award Yes
People with Disabilities Yes
Safety Award for Teachers Yes † Yes † Yes †

* Tutor must first deliver one STA Award in Swimming Teaching course
† Tutor must first hold a valid Safety Award for Teachers certificate

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 and maintain it must:

  • Within the first 24 months:
    • Be moderated delivering your first course
    • Shadow examine a course
    • Be moderated conducting an examination
  • Be moderated delivering a course every 3 years
  • Deliver at least 1 course within a 3 year period.

Validity of Tutor Status

To maintain the validity of status as an STA tutor, tutors must:

  • Deliver at least 1 course within a 3 year period
  • Attend updates and a refresher course, as and when required by STA
  • Be moderated tutoring once during each 3 year period (fee applicable)
  • Be moderated examining once during each 3 year period (no fee applicable).

Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

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