The STA’s International Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation course trains learners in basic life support techniques and the safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
Tutor Unregulated Courses
In order to apply for international tutor status, applicants will need to complete the STA International Course Tutor Application Form, be occupationally competent and have practical experience in the course they are applying to tutor.
In order for a status to be granted, applicants must:
- Be a member of STA
- Hold the accepted end user qualification in the tutor status being applied for:
- STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming (or accepted equivalent)
- STA Award in Aquatic Teaching – Baby and Pre-School Swimming (or accepted equivalent)
- STA Award in Pool Lifeguarding (or accepted equivalent)
- STA Award in Safety Award for Teachers (or accepted equivalent)
- STA Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching (or accepted equivalent)
- STA Award in First Aid at Work (or accepted equivalent).
- Provide evidence of experience within tutor status being applied for:
- Provide a witness statement of practical teaching hours for non-swimmers through to advanced swimmers
- Provide a witness statement of practical teaching hours for baby and pre-school swimming lessons
- Provide a witness statement of acting / working as a pool lifeguard
- Provide a witness statement of lifesaving experience within an aquatic environment
- Provide a witness statement of practical coaching hours for open water swimming within an open water environment
- Provide a witness statement of first aid experience.
Tutors are required to submit a 1 hour video of delivery on their first course. The video will be moderated by the STA to ensure all procedures and expectations are met. STA reserves the right to remove any tutor status if procedures or standards are not fulfilled.
Upon approval, applicants will be set up to register and administrate unregulated courses via STA Online, with full guidance detailing the process.
Applicants must ensure they have the most up to date international course e-manual(s), available to purchase from the STA Swim-Shop.
Email the completed application form, copies of relevant qualification certificates and evidence of experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learners are required to undertake CPR techniques therefore, access to resuscitation manikins and an AED training device is essential.
On successful completion of the course, learners will be issued with a STA International Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation Certificate.
This course is valid for 2 years. In order to revalidate their certificate learners will need to attend a new course before the 2-year expiry date. On successful completion of the course, learners will:
- Be able to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an adult sudden collapse casualty
- Be able to perform first aid for an unconscious casualty including the recovery position and aftercare
- Be able to safely use an AED.
- Be 16 years old at the time of the assessment
- Be able to kneel on the floor to demonstrate CPR.
- In order to pass the course, learners will be assessed on their CPR and AED skills.