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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.

How will the qualification benefit you?

  • Created by STA’s aquatic experts, providing you with quality training

  • Regulated by Ofqual and Accredited by SQA Accreditation

  • Meets CIMSPA’s employer-led swimming teacher professional standard

  • 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.

Qualification course information 

Our next Level 2 Certificate in Swim Teaching will take place at Newton Abbot Leisure on the following days and times:

Course coming in 2022.

Course price: £000.00

To secure your course space, full payment is required at the time of booking. 

Location information

Training Centre, Newton Abbot Leisure Centre

Highweek Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2SH

On-site parking is available. On arrival, please report to reception for a parking pass and our staff will direct you to the training room where the course is being held.

Newton Abbot Train Station - 1 mile. 

Newton Abbot Bus Station - 0.4 mile.

Interested? Before you get started…

Please create a free STA Course Attendee Account with Teignbridge Leisure. This is so you can sign up and pay for your course with us. Please note the account can take up to 24 hours to activate. Create now.  

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. Qualification certificates cannot be issued if all pre-requisites are not met before the start of the course, post course submissions will not be accepted.

Booking your qualification 

Once you have your free STA Course Attendee Account or if you already have an account with us, please book your course by searching for 'Award' in the 'course name' bar. Book now

To secure your course space, full payment is required at the time of booking. 

What to bring with you

We want to make sure you have everything you need to complete your qualification as smoothly as possible. We recommend you bring the following with you:

  • Stationary, such as pens and a notepad. 
  • Swimming costume for the practical elements. 
  • Change of clothes. 
  • Food, snacks and water.
    • We have water stations and vending machines on site.
  • Changing facilities, including toilets and showers are available.

Meet your course tutor

Our tutors have a wealth of knowledge and experience and will do everything they can to ensure you leave the course feeling confident to become a swim teacher. 

Your tutor for this course: Jo Boardman. View Jo's tutor profile. 

When you get your qualification

  • Teach the full range of the 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.

Need help with something? 

Most of our enquiries can be dealt with by visiting our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you still have a question, you can make contact with a member of the tutor team on leisureadmin@teignbridge.gov.uk  

Course terms and conditions 

View our course qualification terms and conditions and policies

Training qualification partners 

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