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STA Level 2 Certificate in Swimming Teaching

Who is it for?

Progress on your teaching pathway with the STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming—the next step which meets CIMSPA’s employer-led swimming teacher professional standard.

The qualification will expand your expertise to teach competitive strokes, survival and rescue skills, diving, competitive starts and turns; allowing you to teach non-swimmers through to advanced participants.

Teach the full range of the International Learn to Swim Programme  independently, from non-swimmers to advanced participants

  • Access free online support and resources which are helpful for new and experienced teachers
  • Your course resource manual will act as a guide throughout your swimming teaching journey—always there to refer back to should you ever need it
  • Receive advice and guidance from the STA team who will support you throughout your swimming teaching journey.

What will I learn?

The course is designed to develop advanced skils required to teach swimming, lifesaving and survival technique and competitive starts and turns. 

  • Teach more lessons with a variety of skills
  • Retain existing participants by offering progressive lessons, extended skills and advanced awards
  • Benefit from 12 months free CIMSPA affiliate membership  (usually costing £30) with access to a wide range of benefits from the professional development body when you qualify.

Course Content

  • Plan a series of coaching sessions
  • Prepare the coaching environment
  • Manage safe and effective sports coaching
  • Plan sports coaching programmes
  • Manage the delivery of effective sports coaching programmes
  • Develop participant performance through effective sports coaching
  • Monitor and evaluate effective sports coaching programming
  • Evaluate sports coaching programmes and practice.

It also references the following industry guidance documents:

  • PAS 81:2011 Specification for the management of a swimming school
  • HSG179 Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools
  • STA Swimming Teaching Code of Practice.

Download the full course specification here...

Course Structure

3 days (Classroom and Swimming pool based learning)

Entry Requirements

Course Fee

£320 and includes all course materials and qualification registration


STA Baby & Preschool Swimming Teacher



Friday 1st March - Sunday 3rd March 2019

Course Reference: 140242

Venue: The Mount, York, YO24 4DD


Wednesday 24th April - Friday 26th April 2019

Course Reference: 140244

Venue: The Mount, York, YO24 4DD


Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June 2019

Course Reference: 140324

Venue: The Mount, York, YO24 4DD

book-nowFriday 1st November - Sunday 3rd November 2019

Course Reference: 140325

Venue: The Mount, York, YO24 4DD