STA Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard2018-06-22T15:17:13+00:00

STA Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard – Course Syllabus


The STA Pool Lifeguard qualification has been designed to give learners many of the key skills to provide constant poolside supervision of a swimming pool and working within the leisure industry.

The five-day STA Pool Lifeguard qualification is a comprehensive lifesavingqualification. On the course, you will learn essential skills including the theory of pool lifeguarding, supervision, the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard and the risks associated with a swimming pool or leisure centre.

Once qualified, you will be competent and confident to perform CPR, first aid and aquatic rescue skills including fitness training, poolside rescue skills and spinal injury management correctly.

Target Learners

Anyone over the age of 16 years who can meet the qualification pre requisites and want to work as a lifeguard in a swimming pool or leisure centre. Further guidance may be taken from the Health and Safety Executives document ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’.

Re-Qualification Requirements

This qualification is valid for a period of 2 years. To maintain the qualification learners will need to have a minimum of 24 training hours before taking an external assessment. Training hours may be gained by attending ongoing training and competency assessment from their workplace or attend an STA pool lifeguard course as training evidence.

Entry Requirements

  • Be 16 years or above on the assessment day of the course
  • Swim 100 metres on the front and 100 metres on the back without stopping
  • Swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
  • Surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Grading Format

Pass / Fail

Awarding Body

This Course can be delivered at your place of Work.

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