The STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School offers progression for level 2 qualified baby swimming teachers looking to expand and develop technical knowledge, supported by the latest academic research and theories.
The STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School can be undertaken by level 2 baby swimming teachers looking to expand their knowledge and skills in baby swimming. Successful completion of this qualification allows the learner to identify as a level 3 baby swimming teacher and continue to deliver specialised swimming lessons to babies, toddlers and their accompanying adults.
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 teaching baby and pre-school swimming. Alternatively they may undertake this qualification to compliment another role.
The course is comprised of a mixture of theory and practical elements, enabling the learner to acquire the specialised technical knowledge and practical hands on experience of teaching aquatic activities to babies, toddlers and pre-school children during adult and child lessons.
Learners will expand on their current knowledge and learn the latest developments in baby and pre-school swimming practice. The Diploma covers communication, gentle approaches to swimming, baby and toddler development, transition to independent swimming, submersions, babies and pre-schoolers with additional needs and the importance of reflection as a teacher.
The following units are covered within this qualification:
The STA Level 3 Diploma in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School is tutor-assessed through the completion of:
Learners have 9 months to complete and submit all post-course work.
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).