Qualifications

Lifesaving Tutor Status

Lifesaving tutor status grants those with the appropriate pre-requisites the ability to teach and examine STA’s lifesaving qualifications, as well as select first aid qualifications.

This tutor status includes the Education and Training qualification.

Available Regulators

N/A

Pre-Requisites
Validity of Award

This qualification does not expire.

To maintain the validity of this qualification, tutors must:

  • Attend updates and a refresher course, as and when required by STA
  • Be moderated tutoring once during each 3 year period (fee applicable)
Length of Course

40 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information

This qualification covers:

  • Performing resuscitation on approved manikins following current guidelines
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver a poolside lesson, theory topic, and teach resuscitation
  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver automated external defibrillation and backboard application
  • Completing the Level 3 Award in Education and Training (if this is already held, evidence must be provided to STA)
  • Completing the Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocational Achievement (if this is already held, evidence must be provided to STA)
  • Completing the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (if this is already held, evidence must be provided to STA)
Assessment Criteria
  • Continual assessment by the tutor
  • Complete the portfolio to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Complete a 50 question multiple-choice paper with a pass mark of 37/50
  • Perform resuscitation on an approved manikin following the current guidelines
  • Be externally assessed demonstrating the ability to teach resuscitation, a poolside lesson, and deliver a theory topic
Deliverable Qualifications

Upon successful completion of this course, a Lifesaving tutor may deliver the following courses:

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 and maintain it must:

  • Within the first 24 months:
    • Be moderated delivering your first course, which must be either a Pool Lifeguard or Pool Responder
    • Shadow examine a course
    • Be moderated conducting an examination
  • Be moderated delivering a course every 3 years

Upcoming Courses

There are currently 1 available courses for this qualification.

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