Swimming Teaching

Have you considered a career in aquatics? If the answer’s yes, STA can help you achieve the qualifications and knowledge you need to become an inspirational and professional swimming teacher.

With over 80 years of frontline experience, STA remain at the forefront of swimming and aquatic teaching in the UK. Adopted in over 20 countries worldwide, STA’s regulated swimming teaching qualifications are designed specifically to ensure swimming teachers are qualified to the highest level. Designed specifically for those who want to confidently teach non-swimmers, beginners and improvers of all ages, our STA Award in Swimming Teaching and STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching sit on Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications at level 2, and are both regulated by SQA Accreditation, which means you will have attained a high level of aptitude.

Once you are qualified, our extensive range of CPDs including Snorkelling, Synchronised Swimming, Seascooters, Teaching Adults and Antenatal Swimming can be accessed, which help continually build your knowledge and skills as a swimming teacher.

The qualifications are supported by the International Learn to Swim Programme (ILSP) which provides the platform for an inclusive, progressive and fun programme that fosters learners engagement and motivation, whilst rewarding achievement and endeavour.

Operators can also enjoy substantial savings without compromise to quality or standards by implementing STA’s awards and qualifications. STA’s flexible approach offers alternative solutions for delivery against varying budgets, from supporting your individual course needs, organising tutor training to enable self-delivery of courses or a one-stop solution through STA Excel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about becoming a swimming teacher? Or perhaps you’re an existing swimming teacher and have a question about your job? Have a read through the FAQs to see if your question is included.

Available Qualifications

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

62 available courses

Our entry level swimming teaching qualification for teaching up to 10 beginners, and acting as an assistant teacher in larger or more advanced classes.

Baby and Pre-School Award

25 available courses

For teaching aquatic activities to babies and pre-school children during adult and children lessons.

Baby and Pre-School Diploma

Expands and develops a baby and pre-school swimming teacher’s current knowledge and provides them with the latest research and theories which they will then apply into their swimming lessons.

People with Disabilities

5 available courses

Suitable for teaching aquatic activities to individuals and groups with most types of disabilities.