The Royal Life Saving Society National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches course (NRASTAC or Rescue Award) is covered over 14 hours plus an external assessment (normally over 2 days). Holding this qualification will provide a suitable level of expertise for anyone who teaches or coaches a programmed aquatic activity. The Rescue Award qualifies swimming teachers and coaches to provide a lifesaving presence when teaching, in the absence of a Lifeguard. Teachers and coaches are advised to maintain this qualification regardless of the lifeguarding arrangements. The course leads to a nationally recognised qualification and is accredited by Lifesavers and the Royal Lifesaving Society. It is also recognised by the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA), the Swimming Teachers Association (STA), Institute of Sports and Recreation Management (ISRM) and the Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches (ISTC). The Rescue Award will help employers and operators meet their legal requirements to provide qualified and competent lifesaving resources. All skills and knowledge gained are also valuable outside of work and one day may help save someone’s life.
While we offer open course dates for this training, if you have a number of staff who need to attend it may be more cost effective to book a on-site course, on days and at times that suit you.
To deliver this 2 day course anywhere in Sussex, for a maximum of 12 people, the price is £550 plus £45 per person (VAT not applicable). Additional costs may be added for courses run outside Sussex or run over more than 2 days.
The cost is fully inclusive of trainer, manuals, external assessment and certificates, but does not include venue hire or refreshments. Please note that the venue must be suitable for the course (please contact us for our advice if you are uncertain).
The Rescue Award covers a wide range of topics within its syllabus, including:
- Pool Safety Operating Procedures
- Use of pool rescue equipment
- Class management and safety
- Land based rescues
- Risk assessment and pool hazards
- Recovery and rescue of the unconscious casualty
- Poolside first aid
- Non contact rescues
- Awareness of suspected spinal cord injury
- Entering and leaving the water safely
- Baby life support
- Incident management
At the end of the course there is a formal assessment by an independent examiner when trainees must demonstrate the skills and knowledge learnt during the course in the form of a theory and practical test. Trainees will receive a certificate after successful completion of the course, and the qualification lasts for two years.
We're sorry we don't currently have any of these courses listed right now. Please contact us and we'll let you know when and where the next course will be. Thanks.