Become a Swim teacher in One Week
At Aura Grove Island we are excited to announce that we will be running the STA (Swim Teacher Association) Full Teacher Course in August 2017. This is a first for both our centre and for Limerick and is an intensive training course for those aspiring to become fully qualified Swim Teachers.
What’s it about?
The course focuses on a blended learning style split between both theory based classroom work and hands-on practical work teaching classes alongside already qualified teachers. Over the duration of the course candidates will got through several distinct phases of learning from observing classes to assisting teachers to finally teaching their own classes.
Is experience required?
Because of this unique style of teaching candidates are able to join the course without having sat a Swim Teacher’s training course before. As the course guides candidates through from their first fledgling steps as teachers to becoming fully qualified class teachers it allows them to develop their skills in a supported environment with consistent guidance from their course tutor. When the course is completed successful candidates will have attained the internationally recognised Swim Teacher Association Teacher’s Qualification which will allow them to teach swimming lessons to classes unsupervised, to plan lessons and schemes of work for pupils and to support their own pupils through their aquatic journey.
What’s required to join?
In order to join this course prospective candidates must be aged 16 years or over and hold a valid child protection qualification (this can be attained up to three weeks prior to course start from the STA directly by following clicking here). Whilst it is recommended that prospective candidates hold a valid lifeguard or pool rescue qualification it is not a prerequisite as this can be completed as part of the course.
When & how much?
Training for the course will run from 08.00-17.30 – 31st October – Friday 3rd November 2017. Cost of the course will be €495 and application forms are available from Aura Grove Island Leisure Centre directly.