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Become a Swimming Teacher

Next Swimming Teachers Course October 2021  

Course Cost: £550.00

* Age 16yrs or over

* Scottish Swimming Member

* SwimRight Pre-course element (Details to complete this will be sent onto candidates following booking confirmation via our online platform (HIVE) APX 2 weeks before the course begins, this takes apx 4.5 hours to complete)

Booking:- https://scottishswimming.azolve.com/workbench/public/events?ref=53E40BF00A9993FAF1C22E27D28DAEF75386B3A4

Timetable:

Date

Start Time

End Time

Duration

Venue

15th October

9

5

8

Citadel leisure centre

16th October

9

2

5

Citadel leisure centre

17th October

9

2

5

Citadel leisure centre

19th October

3

8

5

Prestwick

29th October

9

5

8

Citadel leisure centre

2nd November

3

8

5

Prestwick

9th November

3

8

5

Prestwick

26th November

9

5

8

Citadel leisure centre

27th November

9

2

5

Citadel leisure centre

28th November

9

2

5

Citadel leisure centre

30th November

3

8

5

Prestwick

Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) 

The Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) was introduced in April 2019 and is the industry standard for those who wish to teach unsupervised to groups of swimmers with a range of abilities and is essential for seeking employment as a swimming teacher. This qualification is achieved from a practically-based course and will allow you to gain the necessary skills and experience prior to progressing to an aquatics working environment. It will support your ongoing learning and development ensuring that you are fully prepared to deliver high quality lessons.

As part of the new qualification there is a pre-course module; Swim Right (mandatory) that is required to be completed prior to attending the first day of the course.

For those with an existing Level 1 or higher qualification Scottish Swimming have also developed a Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) Conversion course. 

This Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification SSTQ Conversion course is suitable for candidates who have an existing Level 1 Teaching qualification or higher. Candidates will be issued with a Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) upon completion of this course. It is expected that individuals applying to do the Conversion Course will be practicing teachers with reasonable experience since becoming qualified. 

 

Funding your course:-

sportscotland subsidy is available for SSTQ courses (£100),

How to apply for funding:-

Candidates are required to apply directly to Scottish Swimming by submitting a SSTQ Subsidy form to subsidy@scottishswimming.com.

SSTQ Subsidy applications must be made prior to the first day of the course. Approvals are based on membership and course attendance. 

If approved, subsidy payments will be issued in line with the sportscotland quarterly payment dates following course start date. Please send any queries to subsidy@scottishswimming.com

Please note sportscotland subsidy is not available for the SSTQ Conversion course. 


 

 

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