Life saving courses:

Pool Emergency Responder

Regulators:

Ofqual

Qualification Number: 603/0976/3

Title: STA Level 2 Award for Pool Emergency Responder

Credit Value: 2 Credits

Pre-Requisites:

  • Be 16 years of age or older

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 2 years.

Length of Course:

Total Qualification Time: 16 Hours

 

  • 16 Guided Learning Hours
  • 0 Directed Assessment and Learning Hours

Course Information:

The learner will:

 

  • Understand health and safety legislation for the swimming pool environment
  • Understand Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Understand hazards, risks and control measures in a swimming pool environment
  • Understand the role and responsibilities of the Pool Emergency Responder
  • Be able to perform a rescue using suitable rescue equipment
  • Be able to perform a pool rescue
  • Be able to rescue an unconscious casualty from the pool floor
  • Be able to rescue a casualty suffering from a suspected spinal cord injury
  • Be able to assess an incident
  • Be able to manage an unconscious casualty who is breathing normally
  • Know how to and be able to assist a casualty who is choking
  • Be able to manage a casualty with external bleeding and in shock
  • Be able to manage a casualty with a minor injury
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Be able to administer first aid to a casualty with suspected head and spinal injuries
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with suspected major illness
  • Be able to provide first aid to a casualty with breathing related problems

Mandatory Units:

  • Pool Emergency Responder

Assessment Criteria:

  • Complete three worksheets with a pass mark of 100%
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid skills