top of page
STA Teaching Swimming Courses.jpg

STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming

This Level 2 course is regulated by Ofqual and meets CIMSPA’s employer-led coach professional standards as well as being an internationally approved qualification. 

As a swimming teacher, you will be responsible for planning, teaching, and evaluating up to 12 swimmers from non-swimmers up to advanced swimmers (children and adults).


The certificate in teaching swimming will develop and expand the vocational and technical skills you gained in the awards course. You will develop your experience to teach competitive swimming strokes, survival and rescue skills, diving, competitive starts and turns.


You will gain the confidence to teach more lessons with a variety of skills and retain current swimmers by offering progressive lessons.  You will be able to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants.  As an internationally recognised qualification you will be able to take your swimming teaching career around the world!

 Our Locations and Dates 

In Person Learning Dates:

2023 Dates coming SOON!

Cost from: £470 - Includes all learning materials for the course*

Pre-Course Requirements:

To take the Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age

  • Hold current membership of STA

  • Hold the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming or acceptable equivalent. (Please note the Swim England Level 1 Award in Aquatic Teaching is not an acceptable entry requirement).

Aviemore, Scottish Highlands

More Information:

In Person Learning: You will complete a minimum of five full days in person in Aviemore or a location of your choosing for bespoke courses. You will participate in a mixture of theory based learning and practical teaching to your peers on the course and children / adults. Each day of the course will have in water practical teaching elements.

Assessment: You will complete a course portfolio, worksheets and participate in classroom discussions and activities as part of your learning. You will develop 4x ten-week schemes of work, 7 lesson plans and evaluate 4 lessons you have delivered during your course. The course is tutor assessed throughout with a final 60 minute assessment of your practical teaching by an approved external STA assessor and finally undertake a short multiple choice question paper via the Cirrus platform or in person depending on your course format. 

Courses typically start at 09:30am and finish at 5:30pm - this will be confirmed during booking. Your course tutor will ensure you have all the learning materials you need and provide support with getting set up with the digital multiple choice question paper platform.


 After Your Course: 


On completion of your Level 2 Teaching course you will have the required qualification to teach groups of up to 12 swimmers to intermediate level.   

You will have the confidence you need to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons.

You will be able to teach a range of aquatic and safety skills such as floating, rotation, water confidence and swimming strokes. 


 Related Courses 

bottom of page