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STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School Course Bookings Now Open

Be amongst the first in the country to gain the new STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School, developed in partnership with Birthlight, by registering on to your nearest course today.

The qualification, created as a result of the exciting partnership between STA and Birthlight, has been developed to expand and develop a baby and pre-school swimming teacher’s current technical knowledge and provide them with the latest academic research and theories, which they can then integrate into their swimming lessons.

They will understand the reasons why they do what they do and how they can improve and develop as a teacher.

The course content, which combines STA’s technical information with Birthlight’s philosophy, includes specific knowledge on child development theories and communication. The course will cover how these core elements can be incorporated into a practical teaching scenario to improve lessons and support adults in the way they connect with their children within an aquatic environment.

Importantly, baby and pre-school swimming teachers will also be required to reflect upon their own practice and professional development.

Kaylë Burgham, Technical Manager for Aquatics at STA, who has developed the Diploma alongside Birthlight and several top UK baby swimming experts, said: We are very excited to launch the Diploma and provide baby and pre-school swimming teachers from all areas of the industry the opportunity to access this first-class qualification.

Through the course teachers will widen and expand their knowledge of baby and pre-school swimming, explained Kaylë. They will understand the reasons why they do what they do and how they can improve and develop as a teacher.

In support, the Diploma also comes with a colourful and eye catching new resource manual, which clearly shows the technical knowledge, academic research and theories that support this new teaching philosophy.

For baby and pre-school swimming teachers who feel passionately about learning and improving their baby and pre-school lessons, can find their nearest Diploma course by visiting the STA Search facility.

Learn More About the Baby and Pre-School Diploma

Kaylë confirms: The Diploma is accessible to everyone who holds a baby and pre-school qualification, STA or equivalent. Those who hold a non-STA baby and pre-school qualification, have 50 hours practical teaching experience and have held the qualification for 6 months, will simply be required to complete the online up-skill and STA Baby and Pre-school Award portfolio.

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