The importance of offering flexible and easily accessible training is a key element of STA’s services, and STA’s wide range of online learning programmes offer people the opportunity to up-skill without the need to travel or have leave from work, making it a cost effective delivery alternative.
In addition to the online learning programmes offered below, STA is also an official re-seller of YMCA Awards' e-learning portfolio, allowing our members to access a whole new range of interactive online learning courses and eBooks at a discounted price to earn Continuing Professional Development.
Swimming Teaching & Lifesaving
Provides the necessary information to successfully teach a range of abilities in one class but still allowing the children to develop their swimming skills regardless of previous experience.
For learners who hold an external bodies’ baby and toddler teaching qualification, satisfying the end user pre-requisite when attending a Baby and Pre-School Diploma course.
Aims to train learners in matters of safeguarding the wellbeing of children, young people and vulnerable adults. A pre-requisite for certain swimming teaching courses.
The Teaching Adults programme aims to give swimming teachers the knowledge and understanding to teach adult learners how to swim confidently.
Aimed at lifeguards who work in a leisure centre that has facilities such as flumes and diving pits and need the knowledge in how to deal with a spinal situation in these environments.
Gives swimming teachers knowledge and understanding to incorporate pregnant women into their swimming classes or specific antenatal swimming sessions.
A CPD which provides additional information on how to teach the specific diving and starts and turns elements of the Junior Lifeguard Programme.
The Safety Award for Teachers Up-Skill programme aims to provide learners with the necessary knowledge to deliver the first aid section within the Safety Award for Teachers Qualification.
The Pool Emergency Responder Up-Skill programme aims to provide existing STA Lifesaving Tutors with the knowledge required to deliver the Pool Emergency Responder qualification.
An update for baby and pre-school teachers and tutors about changes to the STA submersion policy and why and how to teach submersions.
Provides individuals with the necessary skills to assess and sign off the Scouts Swimmer Staged Activity Badges.
Provides learners with an overview of the International Learn to Swim Programme, its progression pathway and the assessment standards for its awards.
Health & Safety
Aimed at those who would like a greater understanding of how to undertake an effective risk assessment, including guidance and samples for completing risk assessments.
The Customer Care Online Programme aims to provide learners with an understanding of customer service and the expectations of customers.
The Management of Anaphylaxis programme aims to provide first aid tutors with the necessary knowledge to deliver the CPR and Anaphylaxis Qualification.
A bolt-on for first aid and lifesaving tutors to deliver supplementary oxygen training to those working in an environment that uses oxygen as a form of treatment for casualties.
The Advanced Resuscitation programme is aimed at candidates who hold the First Aid CPR and AED certificate and need to complete the required annual refresher.
The law requires that employers must ensure that all employees are provided with adequate safety training at the time they are first employed and repeated periodically.
An online programme for revalidating or converting to the Pool Plant Operations qualification, giving accessibility and flexibility to candidates to revalidate in their own time.
Tutor Competency Tests
The Baby & Pre-School Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the Aquatic Tutor course.
The Disabilities Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the Aquatic Tutor course.
The First Aid Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the First Aid Tutor course.
The Lifesaving Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the Lifesaving Tutor course.
The Pool Plant Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the Pool Plant Tutor course.
The Swimming Teaching Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the Aquatic Tutor course.
The Health and Safety Tutor Competency Test will determine whether you hold the appropriate knowledge in order to progress onto the Health and Safety Tutor course.