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.
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.
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|
|Section||New Candidate (hours)||Renewal (hours)|
|1. The Teacher, swimming pool and class management||2 hours||2 hours|
|2. Intervention rescue and emergency action||4 hours||2 hours|
|3. CPR and first aid||6 hours||2 hours|
|TOTAL HOURS||12 hours||6 hours|
An Assessment is in addition to the above hours
Course fees usually include the course book and assessment.