Swimming Pool Safety Courses we offer:

We currently deliver the Highfield Swimming Pool Safety course. The RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC) is available upon request.

Highfield Level 2 International Award in Swimming Pool Safety

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is for those learners wishing to develop skills and knowledge in basic pool safety and rescue, such as swimming teachers acting in a support role at pools where suitably trained and qualified lifeguards are on duty.


These settings may include:

·  Schools

·  Swim clubs

·  Hotels

·  Private sports venues


It covers facility operations, basic venue and activity safety, safe rescue techniques and key incident management strategies.

Important Note: This qualification does not replace or denote a ‘First Aid Qualification’ or ‘Lifeguard Qualification’.


How long will it take?

To complete this qualification learners should expect to undertake approximately 8 hours of learning and is valid for 2 years.


Topics covered:

Principles of health and safety and risk assessment for pool safety

Specific environments and activities can impact the safety of a pool venue

Normal operating procedures for routine pool management and the procedures in the event of an emergency

Response to swimming pool emergencies


Assessment method

This qualification is assessed in two parts, by multiple-choice knowledge exams and practical demonstration.