The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – People with Disabilities offers those looking to help people with disabilities experience swimming in a safe, fun environment, and in a productive and creative way. The qualification may be undertaken by an aspiring disabilities swimming teacher beginning their aquatic journey, or offer a further development opportunity for already qualified swimming teachers.
The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – People with Disabilities is intended for those looking to take up a position as a disabilities swimming teacher. Successful completion of this qualification allows learners to deliver specific disability swimming lessons to children and adults, helping them to develop their aquatic skills and unique swimming techniques.
Interest in Swimming
Understanding of different disabilities
Confidence leading a group or working one-to-one
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 disabilities swimming teacher role.
Learners will acquire the skills required to plan, deliver and evaluate a series of progressive, specialised, fun swimming lessons for small groups or one-to-one sessions.
The following units are covered within this qualification:
The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – People with Disabilities 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 a minimum of 4 participants.
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).