become STA teacher

As the world’s largest swimming teaching and lifesaving organisation, all STA’s qualifications are recognised internationally with IFSTA (International Federation of Swimming Teachers’ Associations). With 80 years of frontline experience, STA remain at the forefront of swimming and aquatic teaching in the UK.
The reason why I have became STA Tutor was to share my teaching joy with others.

Being a teacher is really awarding role, especially when working with small children.
Whether this is your yet another swimming qualification you aim to achieve or complete change of your career, I will do my best to show you this can be an amazing experience.
During my courses I make sure you are comfortable and confident with both, teaching and following lifesaving procedures.

KOI SWIM SCHOOL delivers two types of STA courses:
- Baby and Pre – School (QCF)
- Pool Emergency Procedure (QCF)

Please do get in touch if you wish to sign up or find out more.
STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching
Baby and Pre-School (QCF)
Baby and Pre-School

Ofqual Title:
STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching - Baby & Pre-School (QCF)
SQA Title: STA Professional Award in Aquatic Teaching - Baby and Pre-School at SCQF Level 6

Aim
The Baby and Pre-School qualification aims to produce teachers that can teach aquatic activities, including paddle strokes to babies and pre-school children during adult and children lessons, and deliver the STA Starfish programme, as well as the Teddy Bear awards and up to the STAnley Series of STA’s International Learn to Swim Programme.

Pre-requisites
- Be of 18 years of age or older
- Hold current membership with STA
- Hold the Pool Emergency Procedures or acceptable equivalent
- Hold either the Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate (available online at www.trainsta.co.uk) or acceptable equivalent

Validity of Award
This qualification does not expire.

Length of Course
48 Notional Learning Hours:
- 24 Recommended Guided Learning Hours
- 24 Non-contact Guided Learning Hours

Course Information
The Baby and Pre-School qualification covers:
- Planning, Preparing and Teaching Swimming
- Baby and Pre-School Swimming

Assessment
- Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions the satisfaction of the course tutor
- Undertake at least 30 minutes of poolside teaching during the course
- Teach 15 minute lessons to 2-4 adult-child pairs
- Complete a 30 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 11/15 per unit

Revalidation
This qualification does not require revalidation. However, STA recommends all members attend or complete CPDs to continuously update their knowledge and skills.



Pool Emergency Procedures
STA Level 1 Award in Pool Emergency Procedures (QCF)
SQA Title:
STA Professional Award in Pool Emergency Procedures at SCQF Level 6
Aim The Pool Emergency Procedures qualification aims to train candidates in pool rescue, adult, child and infant CPR techniques competent to deal with poolside emergencies in accordance with The HSE Publication Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN
15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations.

Pre-requisites
- Be of 14 years of age or older
- Be able to recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
- Be capable of swimming 25 metres (candidates who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height)

Validity of Award
2 years.

Length of Course
6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours.

Course Information
- The Pool Emergency Procedures qualification covers:
- Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures
- Knowing how, and being able to, administer basic life support in a swimming pool environment
- Being able to perform basic rescue skills in a swimming pool environment knowing how to respond to a swimming pool emergency situation
- Understanding the importance of recording, reporting and analysing swimming pool emergency situations

Assessment
The assessment criteria are as follows:
- Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
- Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, its preparatory actions and aftercare.

Revalidation
This qualification requires revalidation every 2 years to update knowledge and demonstrate understanding.