STA Level 2 Award For Pool Emergency Responder2018-06-22T15:17:07+00:00

STA Level 2 Award For Pool Emergency Responder – Course Syllabus


This is not designed to be a lifeguard qualification but is designed to assist operators of small shallow ‘hotel’ type pools in meeting their legal responsibilities and for anyone who may assist a lifeguard team.

Qualification Objective

The STA Level 2 Award for Pool Emergency Responder qualification is designed to train learners in pool rescue, CPR techniques and first aid competencies in order to deal with poolside emergencies.

Employers may use our Pool Emergency Responder qualification to meet their Health and Safety responsibilities.

Target Learners

Anyone over the age of 16 years who’s duties include responding to a poolside emergency including fitness or hotel type pools that are traditionally smaller than a regular pool, 1.5m deep and below 170 square metres. Further guidance may be taken from the Health and Safety Executives document ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’. Anyone who needs to support a lifeguard team may also take the Pool Emergency Responder course.

Re-Qualification Requirements

This qualification is valid for a period of 2 years. The learner needs to retake the qualification by attending a Pool Emergency Responder course and successfully showing evidence of competency before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

Entry Requirements

Be 16 years of age or above on the assessment day of the course Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool Swim 25 metres. Learners who cannot swim 25 metres must be able to demonstrate the ability to wade and effect a rescue in a pool with a depth no greater than chest depth.

Grading Format

Pass / Fail

Assessment Methods

This qualification is tutor assessed through the completion of worksheets and practical demonstrations. Worksheets are to be completed independently by each learner, with the tutor acting as the invigilator. Any incorrect worksheet answers will be checked orally by the assessor, through the use of supplementary questioning.

Awarding Body

This course can be conducted at your venue.

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