The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Disability Swimming offers those looking to teach disabled participants swimming in a safe, fun environment, and in a productive and creative way. The qualification may be undertaken by swimming teachers wishing to work with participants who have a disability in mainstream or disability swimming lessons.
The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Disability Swimming is intended for those looking to become a disability swimming teacher. Successful completion of this qualification allows learners to deliver disability swimming lessons to children and adults, helping them to develop both as swimmers and individuals in the aquatic environment.
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 teaching swimming to people with disabilities. 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 swimming to disabled participants.
Learners will acquire the skills to plan, teach and evaluate a series of progressive, fun, and inclusive swimming lessons for disabled participants.
The following unit is covered within this qualification:
The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Disability Swimming is tutor-assessed through the completion of:
On the final day, the learners will complete an assessment which comprises of a theory multiple-choice question paper and a 15-minute practical lesson to between 2 to 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).