National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

Note - A late booking fee will apply to any bookings taken less than 2 weeks prior to the commencement of this course


This award qualifies swimming teachers and coaches to supervise ‘programmed’ activities. This is the minimum qualification to be able to supervise swimmers whilst under their direct teaching / coaching.

This qualification compliments our programme of Swimming Teacher qualifications and is highly recommended for anyone involved in teaching or coaching swimmers. This award is also suitable to Lifesaving Instructors and Lifeguard Trainer Assessors to supervise activities during programmed classes and training.


To enrol on the course candidates must be able to achieve for:
New Candidates:

  Be at least 16 years old on the date of the assessment
  Swim 50 metres
  Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool where training
  Climb out of the pool without help and without using steps or ladders

This course is suitable for new candidates, including those whose existing NRASTC has expired

This course can also be combined with the Emergency First Aid at Work and AED qualifications subject to suitable course duration.


The course will cover

 1 The teacher, swimming pools and class management
 2 Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action
 3 CPR and First Aid


The duration of this course is dependent on the learners existing qualifications and content of the course.

  16 hours or 2 days including assessment


  The NRASTC qualification is assessed through a final independent assessment of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  Where Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work and AED is included within the course this is assessed by the course Trainer.

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"Excellent course that made the long journey worthwhile. I enjoyed this course very much and have gained considerable knowledge and understanding." - ASA/UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics - February 2012
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