Aquatic Tutor Status

Aquatic tutor status grants those with the appropriate pre-requisites the ability to teach and examine STA’s aquatic qualifications within their discipline.

This tutor status includes the Education and Training qualification.

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Available Regulators


Validity of Award

This qualification does not expire.

To maintain the validity of this qualification, 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)
Length of Course

30 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification 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 Level 3 Award in Education and Training & Assessing Vocational
    Achievement (if this is already held, evidence must be provided to STA)
Assessment Criteria
  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Complete the portfolio to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Complete a 50 question multiple-choice paper with a pass mark of 37/50
  • 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 Aquacise Baby & Pre-School People with Disabilities
STA Award in Swimming Teaching Yes
STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching Yes *
STA Aquacise Yes
STA Baby and Pre-School Award Yes
STA People with Disabilities Yes
STA Safety Award for Teachers Yes † Yes † Yes † Yes †

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

Upcoming Courses

There are currently 2 available courses for this qualification.

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