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Baby and Pre-School Award

Aims of the Course:

  • The Baby and Pre-School qualification aims to produce teachers that can teach aquatic activities, including paddle strokes to babies and pre-school children during adult and children lessons.


  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Hold current membership of STA

  • Hold the Safety Award for Teachers or acceptable equivalent

  • Hold the STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate or acceptable equivalent

Length of Course:

  • 3 Days

Mandatory Units:

  • Planning, Preparing and Teaching Swimming K/504/3122

  • Baby and Pre-School Swimming H/504/3121

Assessment Criteria: 

  • Complete a portfolio of lesson plans, schemes of work and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor

  • Undertake at least 30 minutes of poolside teaching during the course

  • Teach 15 minutes lesson to between 2 and 4 adult-child pairs

  • Complete a 2x15 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 11/15 per unit

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