STA Baby & PreSchool Course

If you would like to be a part of a baby’s first steps into water, and help make their experience the best they can possibly have, then teaching babies and young children is for you!

You may have some nervous children (and parents) who are experiencing a swimming pool for the first time, but with lots of singing and encouragement, you will see just how rewarding it is to teach babies, young children and their parents!

How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s aquatic experts, providing you with quality training

  • Regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, and accredited by SQA Accreditation in Scotland

  • Endorsed by CIMSPA, industry leaders in sport and physical activity

  • It will allow you to teach a class of parents and babies as a fully qualified and confident swimming teacher.

When You Get Your Qualification

  • You will be qualified to teach the STARFISH and STAnley stages of STA’s progressive International Learn to Swim Programme 

  • Access free online support and resources, including ticksheets and lesson plans, which are very useful to new and experienced teachers

  • Receive advice and guidance from the STA team who will support you throughout your swimming teaching journey.

To remain as an STA-approved swimming teacher, and to receive the benefit of STA public liability insurance, you’ll be required to:

  • Remain in membership of STA

  • Keep your knowledge and skills up-to-date with regular CPDs

  • Regularly update your DBS check.

Course Details

  • Course Duration : 3.5 days
  • Course price : £359
  • Deposit : £100 non refundable on booking,  rest is payable 5 days before course start.
Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

Be at least 18 years of age.


Hold current membership of STA.


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About your deposit.

We take a deposit to cover the set up of the course, your course manual and administration. This fee is non refundable and non transferable regardless of reason so please be careful when booking to chose the correct dates you can attend. In the case of no shows or cancellations this fee will NOT be returned.