About STA

TrainSTA.co.uk is the online Virtual Learning Environment backed by Safety Training Awards - the STA's awarding organisation name of the Swimming Teachers' Association which has both Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) and SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) accreditation and approval to provide within a single organisation:

  • National Rescue Standard (NaRS) Lifeguarding / Lifesaving and First Aid qualifications;
  • Swimming Teaching qualifications;
  • Pool and Spa Plant qualifications.

This clearly demonstrates the STA’s commitment to providing nationally and internationally recognised and accredited vocational awards that address the needs of the sport and leisure industry, whilst also being fully aligned with the UK government’s strategy for raising standards and skills in the work place through the provision of high quality fit for purpose vocational qualifications.

The STA receives no UK Government funding or support, yet has experienced incredible success over the last few years. Unlike other professional bodies who are experiencing declining memberships, the STA is achieving significant growth, with over 6,000 members to date.

The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) is a registered charity founded in 1932.

Click here for to visit STA's Homepage.