Lifesaving Tutor Status

Lifesaving tutor status grants those with the appropriate pre-requisites the ability to teach and assess Safety Training Award’s lifesaving qualifications, as well as select first aid qualifications (if a valid first aid at work certificate is held).

Course Information

This course covers:

  • The roles, responsibilities and expectations of an STA tutor
  • The roles, responsibilities and expectations of an STA assessor
  • STA lifesaving qualifications requirements
  • STA standards for delivery, assessing and paperwork
  • STA awarding organisation requirements and expectations
  • Demonstrating the ability to deliver technical theory topics
  • Demonstrating the ability to perform practical pool, first aid, resuscitation and spinal skills
  • How to organise and deliver an STA lifesaving course.

Length of Course

40 Recommended Guided Learning Hours.

Assessment Criteria

  • Demonstrate resuscitation on an approved manikin following the current guidelines
  • Demonstrate a high standard of technical knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver and assess technical theory topics at the correct level using a variety of methods to engage and motivate learners
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver and assess a resuscitation session
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver and assess a poolside session
  • Demonstrate a high standard of presentation skills.
Please note: Learners who do not demonstrate the correct level of technical knowledge or tutoring ability expected from an STA tutor will be deemed not competent. If deemed not competent, learners will be asked to gain further skills and knowledge before attending another tutor course.

Gaining Full Tutor Status

Upon completion of this course, and after completing any additional requirements, tutors are granted probationary status and in order to gain full tutor status must:

  • Be linked with an approved training centre
  • Be successfully moderated assessing your first assessment.

Deliverable Qualifications

Upon successful completion of the probationary status, a lifesaving tutor may deliver the following qualifications:

Validity of Tutor Status

To maintain the validity of status as an STA tutor, tutors must:

  • Attend updates and refresher courses, as and when required by STA
  • Hold current membership of STA.

Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 19 years of age
  • Hold current membership of STA
  • Hold a minimum of the Level 3 Award in Education and Training qualification or acceptable equivalent
  • Hold the Pool Lifeguard or Pool Emergency Responder qualification or acceptable equivalent (please note that learners who only hold a Pool Emergency Responder will not be able to deliver Pool Lifeguard courses)
  • Have occupational competence showing experience working within the leisure industry as a pool lifeguard or health club attendant

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