Teaching courses:

STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – People with Disabilities



Qualification Number: 600/8178/8

Title: STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – People with Disabilities

Credit Value: 6 Credits



Qualification certificates will not be issued until all pre-requisites have been supplied. If requested pre-requisites are not supplied within 12 months of the course end date, the qualification will expire.

Validity of Award:

This qualification does not expire.


To remain as an STA-approved swimming teacher, and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, holders of this qualification are required to:


  • Remain in membership of STA
  • Keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date with regular CPDs
  • Regularly update their DBS check

Length of Course:

Total Qualification Time: 45 Hours


  • 24 Guided Learning Hours
  • 21 Directed Assessment and Learning Hours

Mandatory Units:

  • Planning, Preparing and Aquatic Teaching People with Disabilities
  • People with Disabilities Aquatic Activities

Assessment Criteria:

  • Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Undertake at least 30 minutes of poolside teaching during the course
  • As part of an external assessment, teach a 15 minute lesson to 4 learners
  • Complete a 30 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 11/15 per unit