Safety Award for Teachers

Holders of the Safety Award for Teachers are capable in pool rescue, first aid, adult, child and infant CPR techniques. Holders will be competent to deal with poolside emergencies in accordance with the HSE publication Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations.

Note: Aquatic tutors who hold a Pool Emergency Procedures qualification will need to complete the SAT Up-Skill Programme in order to deliver this course.

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Available Regulators

Qualification Number: 601/5519/X
Title: STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers
Credit Value: 1 Credit

  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be able to swim 25 metres (candidates who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height)
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
Validity of Award

This qualification is valid for 2 years.

Length of Course

6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Knowing how and being able to administer basic life support in a swimming pool environment
  • Knowing how and being able to administer first aid in a swimming pool environment
  • Being able to perform basic rescue skills in a swimming pool environment
  • Knowing how to respond to a swimming pool emergency situation
  • Understanding the importance of recording, reporting and analysing swimming pool emergency situations
Mandatory Units
  • Safety Award for Teachers
Assessment Criteria
  • Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, its preparatory actions and aftercare

Upcoming Courses

There are currently 111 available courses for this qualification.

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