National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches

Course Overview:
The NRASTC is a supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as swimming lessons. 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.

The course requires a minimum of 12 hours training and requires 100% attendance. The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:

• PowerPoint Presentations
• Flip Chart Exercises
• Guided Group Discussions and Activities
• Practical Demonstrations and Training

The NRASTC certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.

Topics Covered:
The NRASTC qualification is split into three sections.
Section 1 – The swimming teacher, pool and class management
Section 2 – Intervention, rescue and emergency action
Section 3 – CPR and First Aid
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Integrated Qualifications:
Qualification: PXB
Extra hours: 3

Equipment Required:
You are required to bring the following items to the course:

• Photographic Identification (to be shown to the trainer on the first day of the course)
• Swimming costume
• Towel
• Shorts and t-shirt to be worn in the water
• Pen / pencil

Some of the days may include water work on more than one occasion and candidates may prefer to bring two sets of towels, shorts and t-shirts.

Course Assessment:
The NRASTC course syllabus and practical skills are continually assessed by the course trainer and a suitable level competence must be achieved to be put forward for a final independent assessment. The assessment will include verbal question and answer sessions, practical demonstrations of water rescue skills, CPR and First Aid.

If you have any questions prior to the start of the course, please feel free to contact your course trainer using the details below.


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4th May 2022 to 6th May 2022


09:00 to 16:00


Kimberley Leisure Centre
Newdigate Street
NG16 2NJ