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We are pleased to announce that the New Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) is now ready for delivery (As of 1st April 2019). 

The new Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) 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 UKCC Level 1 or higher qualification Scottish Swimming have also developed a Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) Conversion/Upskilling course. 

This Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification SSTQ Conversion/Upskill course is suitable for candidates who have an existing UKCC Level 1 Teaching qualification or higher. Candidates will be issued with a Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualification (SSTQ) upon completion of this course.  

For further details please see our Events Calendar 

Please note that the registration of all other UKCC courses will remain unaffected. 

UKCC aquatics courses/qualifications are currently available in the following areas

  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Coaching Swimming
  • Levels 1 and 2 in Coaching Water Polo
  • Levels 1 and 2 in Coaching Synchronised Swimming
  • Levels 1 and 2 in Coaching Diving

Please see course syllabus details (linked to the right of this page) for full information and pre-requisites.