To join one of our accredited teaching courses you will need to be 16 and over for the beginner’s STA Award and 17 and over for the STA Certificate full course and able to swim 25 metres.
Beginner teachers can only teach children from beginners up to 15 metres. Courses are demanding and require study of the course documents and log books before you start. They are run as intense courses either over 2 or 3 weekends or over 6 days.
To be able to gain your certificates and become a member of STA, you will also need to complete an online child protection test and either an NPLQ or Pool Rescue course.
STA Award £290 including books and exam fees
STA Certificate £430 including books and exam fees
Our next courses
STA Award (Beginners) courses
STA Award Level 2 (STA Award) for 16 years and above
22/23 & 28/29 October 2016
11/12 & 18/19 February 2017
13/14 & 20/21 May 2017
21/22 & 28/29 October 2017
Six day intense course
We are currently running weekend courses only
STA Certificate (Full Teachers) courses
STA Certificate Level 2 (STA Certificate), for 17 years and above
11/12, 18/19 & 25/26 March 2017
9/10, 16/17 & 23/24 September 2017
Please note that a STA Certificate (formally Full Teachers) qualification can only be taken with an up-to-date STA Award (formally Beginners) certificate.
Please contact reception if you are interested in any of the above courses. You can download a course application form here:
STA Training Courses Application Form (PDF 222kb)