• From Monday 17th December – Wednesday 19th December, Lewsey Sports Park Swimming Pool will be closed from 09.00 – 17.00hrs. During lunch time hours members can use Lea Manor Recreation Swimming facilities instead. 

RLSS UK National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches

The IQL UK 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.

The guided learning hours (GLH) including assessment are 16 hours.

The qualification is valid for 2 years.

About the course

The National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches can be delivered as a 2 day intensive course or split into smaller sessions over a number of weeks. The course comprises of practical work in and out of the swimming pool and theoretical classroom work, as well as practical assessment in aquatic rescue, CPR and first aid.

All Active Luton courses are delivered and assessed in English. Tutors must be convinced that you have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to cope with your course from the start.


  • Be aged 16 or older at the time of the assessment.
  • Surface dive to the deepest part the pool; and climb out without help and without using steps or ladders (1.2m or 2m at Inspire or 1.7m at Lewsey)
  • Must be able to undertake practical activity involving kneeling and lying down

Course content

Section 1

The Teacher, Swimming Pool and Class Management

Section 2

Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action

Section 3

CPR and First Aid


An independent assessor completes first aid, CPR and wet side practical and verbal questions to check understanding, all criteria must be passed for the qualification to be awarded.

No goggles can be worn during assessment of the qualification.

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