Teach as you go
Our courses provide opportunities for you to teach as you train
Supportive tutor and assessor
Your tutors and assessors are there to help you develop and succeed as a teacher
Some of our courses are subsidised and lead directly into employment with Swim4*
The STA Award in Teaching Swimming is the perfect step to begin your exciting career as a swimming teacher and with no previous experience required, you can get started right away.
- Was created by STA’s aquatic experts, providing you with quality training
- Is regulated by Ofqual
- Is recognised internationally, allowing you to take your swimming teaching career around the world
- Develops the vocational skills and technical knowledge of a qualified swimming teacher, allowing you to independently teach your very own class of 12 participants from non-swimmers up to improvers (children and adults).
Once you are qualified:
You will be able to gain employment as a swimming teacher, teaching non-swimmers to improver participants
You’ll be qualified to deliver up to the Goldfish stage of STA’s progressive International Learn to Swim Programme
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.
STA Award in Teaching Swimming
7-9 and 14-16 June, 2019
Honicombe Manor, St Ann’s Chapel, Gunnislake, Cornwall
Available to book now!
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Become qualified as a Swimming Teacher
With Swim4 and STA, and gain an internationally recognised qualification
A rewarding career
Teach a life skill
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need any experience?
Are there any pre-requisites?
- Be a member of the STA – which you can do online for around £43 a year
- Be aged 16 years or older
What does the course cost?
For anyone wishing to go on to work fr Swim4 once qualified, Safeguarding training, DBS and reference checks are completed, we will consider part funding the course for you, so you can save as much as £250 off the course fee! Please email Emma for more information.
What can I earn as a Swimming Teacher?
Our teachers with the Certificate level (next qualification) or Swim England (formerly ASA) Level 2, are paid from £15 an hour.
Where can I find out more?
Or email Emma, Swim4’s lead tutor with any specific course questions: email@example.com