People with Disabilities

The People with Disabilities qualification aims to train candidates to teach aquatic activities to individuals and groups with most types of disabilities.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 600/8178/8
Title: STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – People with Disabilities
Credit Value: 6 Credits


Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been supplied. If requested pre-requisites are not supplied within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

Validity of Award

This qualification does not expire.

To remain as an STA-approved swimming teacher, and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, holders of this qualification are required to:

  • Remain in membership of STA
  • Keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date with regular CPDs
  • Keep their pre-requisite lifesaving qualification in-date
  • Regularly update their DBS check
Length of Course

Total Qualification Time: 45 Hours

  • 24 Guided Learning Hours
  • 21 Directed Assessment and Learning Hours
Mandatory Units
  • Planning, Preparing and Aquatic Teaching People with Disabilities
  • People with Disabilities Aquatic Activities
Assessment Criteria
  • Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Undertake at least 30 minutes of poolside teaching during the course
  • As part of an external assessment, teach a 15 minute lesson to 4 learners
  • Complete a 30 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 11/15 per unit

Upcoming Courses

There are currently 2 available courses for this qualification.

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