NRASTC

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

The 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, including pools where the water is deeper than the teacher’s standing depth.

Trainer Assessors can deliver either the 5th edition or 6th edition of the NRASTC syllabus until 31/12/2015. After this date all NRASTC courses must follow the new 6th edition syllabus.

Course Content

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.

Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA)

The 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

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.

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