CPD, Courses and Pre-requisites

Courses and Pre-requisites

Scottish Swimming have developed a new qualification, the Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) and released this in April 2019. This has replaced the UKCC Level 1 and 2 Teaching Aquatics qualification. 

 

Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ)

To take this course, you must:

  • be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the course
  • be a current member of Scottish Swimming
  • ideally be attached to a swim school or club where you can practice skills learnt on course

 

SSTQ Conversion Course

To take this course, you must:

  • hold a UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics qualification (or equivalent)
  • be able to prove you have been actively teaching since becoming qualified - a minimum of 50 hours practical delivery.
  • be at least 16 years of age at the commencement of the course
  • be a current member of Scottish Swimming
  • ideally be attached to a swim school or club where you can practice skills learnt on course

 

Early Childhood Swim Teaching (ECST) course

This qualification is for those wishing to deliver to children aged 0 to 5 years of age, including adult & child and preschool lessons.

To take this course, you must:

  • be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of the course
  • be a current member of Scottish Swimming
  • hold a Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification / UKCC Level certificate for teaching aquatics or equivalent
  • hold a current and valid Child Wellbeing and Protection in Sport (CWPS).  Scottish Swimming run virtual courses (online) which club members can access for free / cost is £20 otherwise: book here
Costs

The cost of each course is:

  • £550 for Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ)
  • £275 for SSTQ Conversion (this course is not eligible for the SSTQ subsidy)
  • £250 for Early Childhood Swim Teacher (ECST)
  • £150 for Shallow Water Certification (Aqua Aerobics)

Full payment for each course must be made at the time of booking

Subsidies

Subsidies are available for the SSTQ through Scottish Swimming:

Subsidies are only payable once the course has been completed and a minimum of 90 percent of the course attended.  Full course fees must be paid in advance of the course regardless of any subsidy application being made.

Available course dates

View our calendar of available course dates:

 Course  Dates  Closing date for applications  Location  Booking link  Course   code
 SSTQ Conversion

 10th April 6pm to 9pm 

 11th April 8:45am to 6pm

 17th April 5:15pm to 9pm

 18th April 8:45am to 5pm

  27th March 2020   Stonehaven Leisure Centre Click here to book SSTQ Conversion  (Azolve event code EV001249)   020APR012

Continual Professional Development (CPD)

We offer Continual Professional Development (CPD) workshops for swimming teachers and coaches.
The 2019 calendar of CPD will be available shortly.

 Topic  Date  Time  Location 
 Deaf friendly swimming (online)  Available up to 31st December 2020  not applicable  Online - Deaf friendly swimming course
 Visually impaired swimming (online)  Available up to 31st December 2020  not applicable  Online - Visually impaired swimming course
 Disability swimming (online)  Available up to 31st December 2020  not applicable  Online - Disability swimming course

 

View the Scottish Swimming events calendar for CPD available across Scotland.

Aberdeen City courses- Please contact Sport Aberdeen.


Contact

Swim Aberdeenshire
Swimming Development Officer
Telephone: 01467 535246
Email: swimmingdevelopment@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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