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RLSS UK National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches

Course Details

Type: Aquatic Training & Coaching Qualifications: RLSS UK National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches

New Candidates: 16 hours on the course including assessment
Renewal Candidates: 8 hours on the course including assessment - existing qualification must be in date at the start of the course.

Dates & Venues

New Candidates:

10-11 July 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

29-30 March 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

4-5 September 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

14-15 December 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

Renewal Candidates:

14 July 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

21 July 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

31 March 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

13 December 2017 – 08:00 – 16:30 – Inspire: Luton Sports Village, LU2 8DD

Course Aim

To equip candidates with the skills and knowledge required to supervise programmed activities in the swimming pool. The course recognises the unique combination of lifesaving skills required by swimming teachers and coaches to ensure that swimmers are able to undertake their activities in the safest environment possible.

This qualification is suitable for a wide range of swimming pool designs and water depths.

Please note: This is not a Lifeguard qualification

Course Format

This course is delivered in a variety of formats depending upon the knowledge and experience of the participants.

Who should do the course

Anyone who helps out at a programmed swimming session, whether that is in the capacity of Teacher, Coach or Helper.

Assessment

Following the conclusion of the training programme candidates will be assessed by an external assessor to confirm that candidates are competent across all 3 sections of the syllabus. The assessment is undertaken at a ratio of 4 candidates to 1 assessor and the approximate assessment time is 2 hours.

Course Content

Section A - The teacher, Swimming pool & Class Management

Your role in supervision and rescue
Maintaining standards
Uniform and equipment
Your Employer
Health and Safety
Policies
Types of pools and lessons
Assessing and managing risk
Class Safety and Management
Disabled Swimmers

Section B - First Aid and Life Support - Adult & Child or Infant Life Support

Roles and responsibilities for a first aider
Reporting of accidents
Managing of casualties with minor injuries
Managing specific conditions
Initial Assessment and handling of an Unconscious casualty
Action for Vomiting and Recovery Position
Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Child Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Section C - Intervention, Rescue and Emergency action

Types of casualty
Poolside Rescue - using available rescue equipment
Types of entry
Water Rescues - Including in deepest part of the pool using contact and non-contact rescue skills
Getting the casualty out of the water
Recovery of unconscious casualty from the water with assistance including Rescue Breathing - in the water
Recovery of a submerged pupil from the bottom of the pool (use of a manikin)
Management of Suspected Spinal Injury
Emergency Action Plan

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be 16 years of age at the time of the assessment.

Candidates must able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:

Must be able to swim in minimum of T-Shirt and shorts
Enter the water safely
Exit the water safely not using steps or assistance
Swim minimum of 50m continuously
Reach the pool floor using a safe and effective method
Must be able to undertake practical activity involving lifting, kneeling and lying down

Certification Qualification

RLSS UK - National Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches

Validity Period

24 Months 

Cost

New Candidates: £100 per person

Renewal Candidates: £85 per person

Book a Course

To book a course just follow this link

To Find Out More

Contact Caroline Parcell, CPD Admin Officer:
Call: 01582 400 272
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