Pool Lifeguard

Be qualified, save a life

The Pool Lifeguard qualification is a nationally recognised qualification designed to train lifeguards in pool rescue, CPR techniques, first aid and dealing with poolside emergencies in accordance with the National Occupational Standards and sections 140 – 185 of Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations.

Course

Pool Lifeguard

Cost

£2400

Group

12

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Regulators:

Ofqual
Qualification Number: 603/4276/6 Title: STA Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard

Pre Requisites:

  • Be 16 years, or older, at the point of assessment
  • Be able to jump into deep water
  • Be able to swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
  • Be able to swim 100 metres on the front and 100 metres on the back without stopping
  • Be able to tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
  • Be able to climb out of the pool unaided without the use of steps or ladders.

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 3 years.

Length of Course:

37 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Content:

This qualification covers:
  • Knowing how to prepare and maintain a healthy and safe pool environment
  • Knowing how to carry out pool emergency procedures and basic rescue skills
  • Knowing how to observe activities carefully and continuously while supervising the pool
  • Knowing how to give customers information and help
  • Understanding the need to educate customers on how to use the pool safely
  • Knowing how to identify and deal with any potential hazards promptly and safely while the pool is in use
  • Giving information and help with effective communication with customers and colleagues
  • Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a pool responder and first aider
  • Understanding basic first aid procedures for injuries sustained in an aquatic environment
  • Knowing how to respond to a pool emergency situation and administer basic life support
  • Understanding the differences when dealing with various kinds of casualties
  • Being able to respond to simulated pool emergencies
  • Understanding the important of recording, reporting and analysing pool emergency and first aid situation

Additional Units:

This qualification can be registered with the following additional units:
  • First Aid at Work
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Backboard
  • CPR and AED
  • CPR and Anaphylaxis

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 CPR on a sudden collapse or drowning adult, baby and child casualty in a safe, prompt and effective manner
  • Demonstrate the management of an unconscious casualty, including primary survey and recovery position, in a safe, prompt and effective manner
  • Complete a 57 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 12/15, 13/18, 20/24.

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