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In partnership with STA and GLL


As part of our 20th anniversary celebrations, we’ve teamed up with STA and GLL College to launch an exciting new Swim Teaching Scholarship programme, where we are offering aspiring swimming teachers the chance to receive a bursary and train to become a fully qualified Level 2 STA Baby and Pre-School Swimming Teacher this year.


Andrew Regan from Konfidence says: “Swimming teachers make all the difference in helping young learners, not only to learn a key life skill but to also give them a life-long enjoyment of the water.  Therefore, in our anniversary year, we wanted to do something beneficial to directly support the future of swimming teaching.

We are absolutely delighted to be partnering with STA and GLL College with the scholarship programme so that we can financially support and help train a future generation of swimming teachers. We also have plans to roll out the programme internationally later on in the year.”

Training to become a swimming teacher and being part of a baby’s first steps into the water is such a rewarding career choice, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity in partnership with STA, the UK’s leader in baby swimming teacher training, and GLL College.

Plus once qualified, there will be countless opportunities for employment all around the UK, and with our 2019 scholarship programme all those that successfully qualify will also be guaranteed an interview with GLL, the UK’s largest operator of swimming pools.


Get your career started here by applying for a Swim Teaching Scholarship with Konfidence, STA and GLL College:



The STA Level 2 Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School

  • Created by STA’s aquatic experts, providing you with quality training
  • Regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, and accredited by SQA Accreditation in Scotland
  • Endorsed by CIMSPA, industry leaders in sport and physical activity
  • It will allow you to teach a class of parents and babies as a fully qualified and confident swimming teacher
  • The 1-day Safety Award for Teachers (if required) will be delivered by the GLL College in London
  • The 4-day course will be delivered by the GLL College in London.


Entry Requirements for the Qualification:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Hold current membership of STA*
  • Hold the Safety Award for Teachers or acceptable equivalent*
  • Hold the STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate or acceptable equivalent*


*All included in the bursary package, courtesy of STA and Konfidence.


Course Date: 17th June 2019 for the Safety Award for Teachers (if required)

18th – 21st June (4 days)

All successful bursary candidates will be required to complete the minimum contact hours for this qualification, which is 25 hours (excludes breaks).  Plus the Safety Award for Teachers if required.


Venue: London.


TO APPLY, all we need at this stage is:

  • 100-150 words or a short video, telling us why you would like to train and become a qualified baby and pre-school swimming teacher
  • A high quality, clear head and shoulders photo
  • Confirmation that you are over 18 and your location
  • Your contact details – phone and email
  • Confirmation that you are available and happy to travel to London on 18th – 21st June and commit to all the qualification entry requirements
  • Confirmation that you already hold a Safety Award for Teachers or equivalent, and if not that you are able to attend the 1-day course on 17th June 2019 in London


If this all sounds of interest and you are happy with the course dates and location, please apply in writing to by Friday 3rd May 2019. 


Please note: If you make it onto the shortlist, there may be a requirement for a Skype interview to be conducted in April.


Terms and Conditions

  • Bursary Applications open to UK residents aged 18+ only
  • Bursary Applications begin at 10.00am on 5th April 2019
  • Bursary Applications end on 11.59pm on 3rd May 2019
  • Five bursary scholarships are available from Konfidence
  • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 10th May 2019
  • Successful candidates will be announced on 17th May 2019
  • Konfidence, STA and GLL College’s decision is final – the bursary is non-transferrable and there is no cash alternative
  • Full terms and conditions will be presented to shortlisted candidates