Clapham Leisure Centre is hosting a training course for STA Award in Teaching Swimming.

The four day course, 17th - 21st September 2018, teaches the basic principles for becoming a swimming teacher helping to start your career as a swimming teacher. Further details below. 






General Information

The STA AWARD qualification is an entry level course that looks at the fundamentals of swim teaching focusing on being able to deliver to Stages 1-4 (Non-Swimmers, Beginner & Improvers). Individuals will learn how to teach Front Crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke & Fly leg kick as well as the Essential Swimming Skills. Individuals will be able to deliver to groups of up to 8 pupils for Stages 1-4.


Course Content & Structure

Units Include:

– Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults

– Planning , Delivering , Assessing and Evaluating Swimming Lessons

– Understand a Swimming Teacher’s Role

– Understanding the Health and Safety Requirements for an Aquatics Environment 

– Understanding the Scientific and Learning Theories Relevant to Swimming Teaching


Assessment Criteria

The STA Award in Teaching Swimming is tutor assessed through the completion of Worksheets, Schemes of work , lesson plans , lesson evaluation forms and practical teaching.In addition to this , there is an external assessment of a 30-minute practical lesson on the final day of the course.