National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

NRASTC is a supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as a swimming lesson. It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range of swimming pools where the water is deeper than the teachers’ standing depth and meets the Individual sites risk assessment.

Course Content - NRASTC

Section New candidate (hours) Renewal candidate (hours)
1 – The Teacher, swimming pool and class management 4 2
2 – Intervention rescue and emergency action 4 2
3 – CPR and first aid 6 2
Assessment 2 2
Total 16 8

When Emergency First Aid at Work and AED training are integrated with this course the training hours are extended.

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches LIGHT (NRASTC LIGHT)

NRASTC LIGHT is a supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as a swimming lesson when Lifeguard or First Aid backup is available to respond quickly in the event of an emergency.

It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range of swimming pools, including pools where the water is deeper than the teacher’s standing depth. This award is only suitable when the facility has staff qualified as Lifeguards or First Aiders that are available to respond quickly to a swimming teacher or coach in the event of an emergency.

If Lifeguard or First Aid backup is not available the standard NRASTC should be used.

Course Content - NRASTC LIGHT

Section New candidate (hours) Renewal candidate (hours)
1 – The Teacher, swimming pool and class management 3 1.5
2 – Intervention rescue and emergency action 3 1.5
3 – CPR and first aid 1 1
Assessment 2 1.5
Total 9 5.5


When AED training is integrated with this course the training hours are extended by 1.5 hours


Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA)

ATSPRA is a supervision and rescue qualification for therapists, teachers and support staff working on the poolside or in the water during activities such as, aquatic therapy or therapeutic exercise/play. The qualification is suitable for use in shallow pools where the rescuer will not be required to swim to perform a rescue, with water no deeper than the rescuers chest depth.

Course Content - ATSPRA

Section New candidate (hours)
1 – The Teacher/therapist, risk assessment and pool safety 3
2 – Intervention, rescue and emergency action 3+
Assessment 1
Total 7+
   
Optional Section  
3 – CPR and first aid 6
Assessment 1
Total 7


When Emergency First Aid at Work and AED training are integrated with this course the training hours are extended.