Qualifications

Lifesaving

As one of the UK’s leading providers of regulated qualifications in water and swimming pool rescue and pool safety, we are proud that our range of lifesaving qualifications have set the quality standard within the industry and are used worldwide.

We deliver a comprehensive range of lifesaving qualifications, revalidation training and ongoing CPD courses that enable staff to keep their skills up to date and relevant to any changes in legislation. They also integrate with STA’s swimming teaching and first aid training programmes.

Because we're the world’s largest organisation for lifesaving and swimming teaching, we are able to be cost-competitive without compromising on quality or performance.

Our dedicated staff will work with you to tailor your individual needs to your budget, however demanding that may be. STA have the flexibility and resources necessary to always find a solution, whether it’s supporting your individual course needs, organising tutor training to enable self-delivery of courses or a one-stop solution delivered through STA Excel.

With lifesaving staff trained to nationally recognised STA standards, you will be confident that pool visitors are in the safest possible hands.

Available Qualifications

Pool Lifeguard

5 available courses

Trains candidates in pool rescue, CPR techniques, first aid and dealing with poolside emergencies.

Safety Award for Teachers

76 available courses

Holders of this qualification are capable in pool rescue, first aid, adult, child and infant CPR techniques, as well as being competent to deal with poolside emergencies.

Pool Emergency Responder

78 available courses

Trains leisure staff working in facilities with pool depths shallower than 1.5m to be able to competently perform pool rescues and basic life support for adult, child, infant and drowning casualties.

This qualification supersedes both the STA Pool Attendant and STA Pool Responder qualifications.

Open Water Safety (including First Aid skills)

The Open Water Safety qualification aims to train personnel to act as safety cover in an open water environment for competent swimmers.

STA lifesaving tutors with open water experience could be eligible to tutor this course. Contact STA to find out if you are eligible and to apply for this tutor status.

Open Water Safety (excluding First Aid skills)

The Open Water Safety qualification aims to train personnel to act as safety cover in an open water environment for competent swimmers.

STA lifesaving tutors with open water experience could be eligible to tutor this course. Contact STA to find out if you are eligible and to apply for this tutor status.