NRASTC

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches (NRASTC)

A 12 hour course, also known as ‘The National Rescue Award For Swimming Teachers and Coaches’ and is designed for teachers and coaches of swimming. This course covers the Health & Safety Management of swimming lessons and includes lifesaving, first aid and resuscitation techniques.

Candidates must be 16 years of age or over and be able to swim 20 metres on the front and 20 metres on the back. NRASTC is a supervision and rescue award for swimming teachers, coaches and/or instructors working during programmed activities, such as swimming lessons. 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.

Overview

This is an assessment in practical lifesaving skills that may be needed by anyone teaching or coaching swimming or another programmed or structured activity in a pool. It is endorsed by the Amateur Swimming Association, The Institute of Sport and Recreation Management and The Institute of Swimming Teachers and Coaches. The award is also recognised in ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’ as being appropriate for those supervising swimming pool programmed activities.

Topics covered

Section A — Theory

  • Risk Assessment and Pool Hazards
  • Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Class Management & Safety
  • Emergency Action / Response / First Aid
  • Awareness of Suspected Spinal Cord Injury Management

Section B — Life Support — Adult and Child

  • Initial Assessment
  • Action for Vomiting
  • Recovery Position
  • Adult CPR
  • Child CPR

Section C — Water Rescue

  • Poolside Rescue
  • Water Rescue – Non Contact and Contact
  • Rescue Breathing in Water
  • Recovery of a submerged pupil
  • Stabilisation of suspected spinal injury
  • Emergency Action

Optional Hour for AED Training which is integrated into the course

Course Content — NRASTC

This course covers the Health & Safety Management of swimming lessons and includes lifesaving, first aid and resuscitation techniques. Candidates must be 16 years of age or over and be able to swim 20 metres on the front and 20 metres on the back.

The award is valid for exactly 2 years and must be renewed to qualify for the 6 hr renewal time inside the 2 year validity time.

NRASTC 7th Edition 2019
SectionNew Candidate (hours)Renewal (hours)
1. The Teacher, swimming pool and class management2 hours2 hours
2. Intervention rescue and emergency action4 hours2 hours
3. CPR and first aid6 hours2 hours
TOTAL HOURS12 hours6 hours

 

An Assessment is in addition to the above hours

Course fees usually include the course book and assessment.

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