Life Saving courses:

Pool Safety Award for Teachers



Qualification Number: 601/5519/X

Title: STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers

Credit Value: 1 Credit


  • Be 14 years of age or older
  • Be able to swim 25 metres (candidates who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height)
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Validity of Award:

This qualification is valid for 2 years.

Length of Course:

6 Recommended Guided Learning Hours

Course Information:

This qualification covers:


  • Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Knowing how and being able to administer basic life support in a swimming pool environment
  • Knowing how and being able to administer first aid in a swimming pool environment
  • Being able to perform basic rescue skills in a swimming pool environment
  • Knowing how to respond to a swimming pool emergency situation
  • Understanding the importance of recording, reporting and analysing swimming pool emergency situations

Mandatory Units:

  • Safety Award for Teachers

Assessment Criteria:

  • Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
  • Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
  • Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, its preparatory actions and aftercare