STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming 

Scottish Highlands | North West England

| In Person | 

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Progress your teaching career with the STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming.  This qualification will expand the skills and knowledge you gained during your awards course.  You will develop your expertise 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!

Tell me more!

In person courses take place in one of two locations: 

  • Aviemore, Scottish Highlands

  • Carnforth, North West England

Course Dates: COMING SOON!

Length of Course: 4 days

Cost: £450

You will need to provide your own travel and accommodation. 

Click HERE for a suggested course kit list

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).

Each day of this course will have a practical element involving teaching peers on the course and children with the 1 hour of the final day's practical element being assessed externally as part of your competence.  You are required to complete a course portfolio, worksheets and participate in classroom discussions and activities as part of your qualification. 

This will include developing 4 x ten-week schemes of work, 7 lesson plans and 4 evaluation of lessons. 

After the course:

What you'll be able to do:

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

Ongoing support after the course:

All teachers will have the opportunity to access ongoing support long after the course has been completed.  

My exclusive BTW Swim Teachers Facebook group is a place to ask questions, get support both practically and morally and gives you the opportunity to connect with other teachers across the UK who have completed the course with Beyond the Water.