Begin a career in a rewarding role as a baby swimming teacher, introducing parent and child to the swimming pool through lessons packed full of experiential learning, fun and games. The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School may be undertaken by an individual aspiring to work specifically as a baby swimming teacher, or offer a further development opportunity for already qualified swimming teachers.
The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School is intended for those looking to take up a position as a baby swimming teacher. Successful completion of this qualification allows learners to deliver swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and their accompanying adults—helping them to develop a range of basic aquatic and safety skills, plus basic paddle strokes.
Interest in Swimming
Confidence around babies and children
Confidence leading a group
Enjoy working with people
Good role model
Learners may complete this qualification for a career specifically in swimming teaching. Alternatively they may undertake this qualification to compliment another role.
The course is comprised of a mixture of theory content and practical poolside learning, enabling the learner to acquire the specialised technical knowledge and practical hands on experience of the baby swimming teacher role.
Learners will acquire the skills required to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons for groups of up to 12 adult and baby/toddler pairs.
The following units are covered within this qualification:
The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School is tutor assessed through the completion of:
On the final day, the learners will complete an external assessment which comprises of a 15-minute practical lesson to between 2 and 4 adult-child pairs.
This course does not carry an expiry date—instead learners are encouraged to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date through completion of continuing professional development (CPD).