Satellite Centres

Scottish Swimming is the training provider for SQA/SSTQ Aquatics qualifications in Scotland. Centres wishing to deliver Scottish Swimming SQA qualifications and the Scottish Swimming Teacher Qualifcation (SSTQ) are required to achieve approved satellite centre status.

PLEASE NOTE all approved Satellite Centres for 2020 will automatically be extended until January 31st 2022.

The application pack for Satellite Centre status and a full list of Approved Satellite Centres can be downloaded here.

  • Centres are required to renew their approved Satellite Centre Status on an annual basis to continue to deliver Scottish Swimming qualifications. 

Scottish Swimming is required by the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) to monitor and evaluate the delivery of these qualifications at all centres approved to deliver them. Therefore, all Scottish Swimming course qualifications to be held in Scotland MUST be registered initially with Scottish Swimming, and within the time frames given.

Only approved satellite centres will be permitted to deliver and assess programmes or courses leading to SQA/SSTQ qualifications. In addition candidates wishing to achieve a SQA/SSTQ qualification will only be able to do so at an approved satellite centre.

Please see links on the right of this page.