Baby and Pre-School Diploma

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Description

The STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School is for teachers who have already completed a baby and pre-school course and have had experience teaching using their qualification. It expands and develops a baby and pre-school swimming teacher’s current technical knowledge and provides them with the latest academic research and theories, which they can then integrate into their swimming lessons.

The Diploma covers specific knowledge on child development theories and communication and how these core elements can be incorporated into practical teaching. Baby and pre-school swimming teachers will be reflecting upon their practice and their professional development.

How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s aquatic experts in partnership with Birthlight, providing you with quality training
  • Regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales
  • Endorsed by CIMSPA, industry leaders in sport and physical activity
  • You’ll take your previous experience and knowledge and combine it with research and theories to help you become the best you can possibly be
  • Knowing their children will be taught by a professional and specialised baby and pre-school swimming teacher will instill confidence in your prospective clients.

When You Get Your Qualification

  • Access free online support and resources, including ticksheets and lesson plans, which are very useful to new and experienced teachers
  • Receive advice and guidance from the STA team who will support you throughout your swimming teaching journey.

To remain as an STA-approved swimming teacher, and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, you’ll be required to:

  • Remain in membership of STA
  • Keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date with regular CPDs
  • Regularly update your DBS check

Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

 

Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. Qualification certificates cannot be issued if all pre-requisites are not met before the start of the course, post course submissions will not be accepted.

Additional information

Dates

25th – 27th July 2024 (Remote), 15th, 22nd and 29th Sept. 2024 (Remote)

Assessment Information

This course includes a variety of assessment methods as detailed below:
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<li>Tutor Assessment – completion of a schemes of work, lesson plans, lesson evaluation forms and practical teaching as well as a portfolio and worksheets</li>
<li>Post Course coursework which includes 6 x lesson plans, 6 x corresponding evaluations and 4 x case studies.</li>
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All practical elements must be completed and performed independently by the learner without prompting by the tutor.

Candidates have a maxmimum of <strong>9 months</strong> to complete all post-course coursework.

The skills within the course and during the assessments must be performed in line with the most current version of the STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-school.

<strong>Re-assessments</strong>

While we hope this wont apply to anybody we are aware that sometimes nerves get the better of us! Where this is the case if a learner is unsuccessful of any part of the assessment process they will only have to re-sit the required element.

Resits must take place within 6 weeks of the fail and incur a minimum charge of £25.

Pre-Requisites

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold current membership of STA 
  • Hold the Baby and Pre-School Award qualification, or acceptable equivalent if both the online up-skill programme and Baby and Pre-School Award portfolio are completed
    • Holders of a Birthlight Level 2 certificate are only required to complete the Baby and Pre-School Award portfolio
  • Hold a baby and pre-school teaching qualification for at least 6 months, and have 50 practical baby and pre-school teaching hours

Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. Qualification certificates cannot be issued if all pre-requisites are not met before the start of the course, post course submissions will not be accepted.

For support with regards to additional needs please see our Reasonable Adjustment policy and contact us for support.

To be able to access and engage in this course you may need the following if it is being delivered remotely in part:

  • A computer, laptop, tablet or phone for viewing and editing documents (Word or equivalent, PDF)
  • A computer, laptop, tablet or phone sharing and uploading documents
  • A computer, laptop, tablet or phone which can access Zoom or equivalent and has access to a microphone and camera – which must be enabled throughout any remote teaching
  • Pen, paper, notepad as needed.

Payment Plan and Invoicing

Payment plans are available for all courses ran by in at the deep end!

<strong>Invoicing</strong>

If you would prefer we invoice and employer please contact us with the relevant information and we can arrange this for you.

No course materials will be supplied until a purchase order has been received.

<strong>Monthly Pay</strong>

Flexible monthly payments are available via GoCardless for a set fee of £10 and £1 per payment.

As an example somebody who had a course total of £275 and wished to pay over 5 instalments would pay £58 per month. This is made up of the £275 fee, £10 admin charge and £5 monthly payment fees giving a total of £290.

The following additional terms and conditions apply to flexible payments
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<li>Failed payments will be subject to a £7.50 admin fee</li>
<li>Places will be reserved once payment plan is set up via GoCardless</li>
<li>A minimum of £75 must have been paid before course materials will be sent out</li>
<li>The full and final payment must be made before submission of your work for certification</li>
<li>Refunds will be processed in accordance with our Booking Documents and additional information below. Any refunds will be minus the £10 admin fee and £1 per transaction fee</li>
<li>Any chargebacks to direct debits result in removal from course and a £25 admin fee to re-join.</li>
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