Certification

Swimming Teachers Course

STA Award in Teaching Swimming
STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming
STA People with Disabilities
STA Baby and Pre-School Award


STA Award in Teaching Swimming

This Course will train you to be a swimming teacher, we teach you to be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons teaching non-swimmer, beginner and improver participants. You will be able to teach a range of aquatic and safety skills, water confidence and swimming strokes. You would be responsible for ensuring the lesson area and appropriate equipment is safe and promoted good teaching and learning.

Holders of this Award may deliver the STAnley Series of awards and also the Octopus and Goldfish Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.

Pre-requisites
– Be at least 16 years old or older
– Hold a current membership with MSTA
– Water Safety Online
– CPR AED Certified
– Able to swim front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke 25m

What you will learn:
– Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults
– Planning, Delivering, Assessing and Evaluating Swimming Lessons
– Understanding a Swimming Teacher’s Role
– Understanding the Scientific and Learning Theories Relevant to Swimming Teaching

Assessment:
Candidates are assessed during the course. Tutors will assess through the
completion of course work and practical teaching. There will be an external practical assessment at the final day of course. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the units must be achieved in order for the learner to be deemed competent and pass the qualification. Additional oral supplementary questions may be needed to ensure all learners understand and meets the required standards of this certification. Continual assessment from the tutors may be needed.

All practical elements must be completed and performed independently by the learner without prompting by the tutor.


STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming
This Course will enhance you further as a swimming teacher. We teach you to be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons teaching non-swimmer through to advanced participants. You will be able to teach a range of aquatic and safety skills, advance water confidence skills, swimming strokes, water safety and competitive starts and turns.

Holders of this Certificate may deliver the STAnley Series of awards and Angelfish and Shark Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.

Pre-requisites
– Be at least 16 years old
– Hold a current membership with MSTA
– Bronze Medallion Life- saving or recognized equivalent
– Holder of STA Award in Teaching Swimming or acceptable equivalent
– Able to swim front crawl, back stroke, breast stroke and butterfly 50 m

What you will learn:
– Planning, Delivering, Assessing and Evaluating Swimming Strokes and Advanced Swimming Strokes.
– Understanding the Safety Requirements for Advanced Swimming Strokes.
– Understand Swimming within Education

Assessment:
Candidates are assessed during the course. Tutors will assess through the completion of course work and practical teaching. There will be an external practical assessment at the final day of course. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the units must be achieved in order for the learner to be deemed competent and pass the qualification. Additional oral supplementary questions may be needed to ensure all learners understand and meets the required standards of this certification. Continual assessment from the tutors may be needed.

All practical elements must be completed and performed independently by the learner without prompting by the tutor.


STA 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. As a people with disabilities swimming teacher, we will teach you to will understand the correct care and handling of, those with special needs. Furthermore, to be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons teaching learners a range of basic aquatic and safety skills, water confidence, swimming strokes.

Pre-requisites
– Be at least 18 years old at the time of the examination
– Hold a current membership with MSTA
– Holder of Bronze Medallion Life-saving or STA Safety Award for Teachers or acceptable equivalent.
– Holder of STA Award in Teaching Swimming Certification or acceptable equivalent

What you will learn:
– Understand basic fundamentals of Disability swimming
– Understand the learning skills and the importance of communication
– Understand how to promote inclusion
– Understand how to teach people with disabilities aquatic activities
– Understand how to perform correct holds for supporting a learner

Assessment:
Candidates are assessed during the course. Tutors will assess through the
completion of course work and practical teaching. There will be an external practical assessment at the final day of course. All learning outcomes and assessment criteria in the units must be achieved in order for the learner to be deemed competent and pass the qualification. Additional oral supplementary questions may be needed to ensure all learners understand and meets the required standards of this certification. Continual assessment from the tutors may be needed.

 

STA Baby and Pre- School Award
The baby and pre-school qualification aim to produce teachers that can
teach aquatic activities, including paddle strokes to babies and pre-school
children during adult and child lessons. We will teach you to be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons. Teaching
babies, toddlers and their accompanying adults a range of basic aquatic
and safety skills such as submersion and basic swimming strokes. Holders of this Certificate may deliver the STA Starfish programme and the STAnley Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.

Pre-requisites
– Be at least 18 years old at the time of the examination
– Hold a current membership with MSTA
– Holder of Bronze Medallion Life-saving or STA Safety Award for Teachers or acceptable equivalent.
– Holder of STA Award in Teaching Swimming Certification or acceptable equivalent.

What you will learn:
– Understand the benefits of baby swimming and how it impacts on development
– Understand the different teaching methods and requirements for baby and pre-school swimming.
– Understand the principles of baby and pre-school swimming
– Understand the principles of submersion
– How to be able to teach baby and pre-school aquatic activities

Assessment:
Candidates are assessed during the course and take a practical teaching demonstration and a written theory assessment at the end of the course. Tutors will assess through the
completion of course work and practical teaching. There will be an external practical assessment at the final day of course. Continual assessment from the tutors may be needed.