The STA’s International First Aid course trains learners in CPR techniques, first aid and dealing with first aid emergencies.
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 email@example.com.
On successful completion of the course, learners will be issued with a STA International First Aid Certificate.
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 administer first aid for a range of injuries including choking, bleeding, burns, muscle and bone injuries
- Be able to administer first aid for a range of conditions including heart attack, stroke, shock, diabetes and seizures
- Be able to respond to and manage an emergency situation
- Understand the role and responsibilities of a first aider.
- Be 16 years old at the time of the assessment
- Be able to kneel on the floor to demonstrate CPR.
- Learners will be assessed on their theoretical knowledge, CPR skills and first aid skills
- Learners are required to correctly answer 10 verbal questions. For the practical assessment learners are required to complete a CPR assessment and first aid skills assessment without prompting or guidance from the tutor.