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Safety Award for Teachers

The STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers is a one-day lifesaving course for those who require basic knowledge and skills in pool rescue and CPR techniques. This course is a popular choice for swimming teachers who may require a lifesaving qualification to complement their role, ensuring the safety of their swimmers.

The Learner

The STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers gives learners the knowledge and skills to deal with poolside emergencies including basic rescue, first aid and resuscitation skills. Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners may provide safety cover for structured pool sessions—this may include whilst performing another role such as a swimming teacher or aqua aerobics instructor.

Who does this qualification appeal to?

Learners may complete this qualification as a stepping stone to a career in lifesaving, alternatively they may undertake this qualification to compliment another role.

STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers: Receptionist, leisure duty manager, leisure assistant, student, sports coach, swimming teacher, personal trainer, swimming teacher assistant, aqua instructor, fitness instructor.

The Course

The course is comprised of a mixture of theoretical technical knowledge and practical poolside learning to enhance the learner experience. The skills covered include pool rescue techniques and administering first aid/CPR.

The following unit is covered within this qualification:

  • Safety Award for Teachers


The STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers is tutor-assessed through the completion of:

  • Portfolio
  • Oral supplementary questioning
  • Practical demonstrations.


This course carries a 2-year validity period—learners are encouraged to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date through regular staff training.

The learner is required to complete a new STA Level 2 Award in Safety Award for Teachers course before the certificate expiry date to remain qualified.

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