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 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 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).