STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming

£395.00 incl. VAT

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Progress on your teaching pathway with the STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming—the next step which meets CIMSPA’s employer-led swimming teacher professional standard.

The qualification will expand your expertise to teach competitive strokes, survival and rescue skills, diving, competitive starts and turns; allowing you to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants.

How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s aquatic experts, providing you with quality training
  • Regulated by Ofqual and Accredited by SQA Accreditation
  • Meets CIMSPA’s employer-led swimming teacher professional standard
  • Teach more lessons with a variety of skills
  • Retain existing participants by offering progressive lessons, extended skills and advanced awards
  • Benefit from 12 months free CIMSPA affiliate membership  (usually costing £30) with access to a wide range of benefits from the professional development body when you qualify.

When You Get Your Qualification

  • Teach the full range of the International Learn to Swim Programme  independently, from non-swimmers to advanced participants
  • Access free online support and resources which are helpful for new and experienced teachers
  • Your course resource manual will act as a guide throughout your swimming teaching journey—always there to refer back to should you ever need it
  • 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

How to Take Your Swimming Teaching Career Further

Once qualified, expand your swimming teaching portfolio by teaching those with disabilities or baby and pre-school participants with our People with Disabilities and Baby and Pre-School Award qualifications.

You can also enhance your knowledge further and maintain your occupational competency by exploring STA’s broad range of online learning CPDs.

Additional information


19th – 22nd Aug (York)

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