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STA C - Certificate in Swimming Teaching  

Aim of the course:

  • The STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming qualifies learners to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants

Pre-Requisites:

  • Be 16 years of age

  • Hold current membership of STA

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

Validity of Award

  • This qualification does not expire

  • To remain as an STA approved swimming teacher and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, holders of this qualification are required to:

  • Remain a membership of STA

  • Keep their knowledge and skills up to date with regular CPD’s

  • Keep their pre-requisites lifesaving qualification in date

  • Regularly update their DBS check

Length of Course

  • The recommended contact hours for this qualification are 24 hours which includes direct teaching and assessing but excludes breaks

  • The rest of the guided learning hours are taken from the STA Award in Teaching Swimming.

  • The course may be run over 4 days but can also be delivered over a period of weeks, with the minimum of each training session being 2 hours

  • The qualification may be ran over 3 days – there must also be an increase in pool time to a minimum of 3 hours per day in order for all the practical elements to be completed

Total Qualification time

  • 122 Hours

Assessment Criteria:

  • It is tutor assessed through the completion of worksheets, schemes of work, lesson plans, evaluation forms and practical teaching

  • In addition to this, there is an external assessment of a 30minute practical lesson on the final day of the course

  • On successful completion of the STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming learners will have completed and been assessed on:

  • Developing 4 x 10 schemes of work covering delivery too beginner, improver, advanced swimmers and school swimming participants

  • Developing 7 x lesson plans, covering non-swimmer, beginner, improver and advanced participants and including diving from poolside, competitive starts, competitive turns

  • Completing 4x lesson evaluation forms

  • Delivering 5 hours of practical teaching with non-swimmers, beginners, improvers and advanced participants, an hour of which is externally assessed

  • During the 24 contact hours of the STA Certificated in Teaching Swimming, learners will have completed and been assessed on:

  • Developing 2x ten-week schemes of work covering delivery too advanced swimmers and school swimming participants

  • Developing 4x lesson plans, covering the four competitive swimming strokes and including diving from poolside, competitive starts, competitive turns, rescue skills and survival skills

  • Completing 1x lesson evaluation forms

  • Delivering 2.5 hours of practical teaching with non-swimmers, beginners, improvers and advanced participants, 30 minutes of which is externally assessed

Mandatory Units

  • Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults (A/615/4669)

  • Planning, Delivering, Assessing and Evaluating Swimming Lessons (R/616/9114)

  • Understand a Swimming teachers Role (Y/616/9115)

  • Understanding the Health and Safety Requirements for an Aquatic Environment (H/616/9117)

  • Understanding the Scientific and Learning Theories Relevant to Swimming Teaching (K/616/9118)

  • Planning, Delivering, Assessing and Evaluating Competitive Swimming Strokes (H/616/9120)

  • Planning, Delivering and Assessing Advanced Swimming Skills (M/616/9122)

  • Understand the Safety Requirements for Advanced Swimming Skills (M/616/9122)

  • Understand Swimming within Education (T/616/9123)

 

 

 

 

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