The Pool Responder qualification is designed to train candidates in pool rescue, CPR techniques and first aid competencies in order to deal with poolside emergencies in accordance with the UK National Occupational Standards and the HSE publication Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations.
Who is it for?
The Pool Responder Qualification is designed to train people to respond to poolside emergencies. Candidates will learn pool rescue techniques and CPR. It is suitable for people who may be required to respond to poolside emergencies, but are not lifeguarding the pool (see our pool lifeguard qualification).
Regulated by Ofqual in the UK
Qualification Number: 600/2400/8
Title: STA Level 2 Award for Pool Responder (QCF)
Credit Value: 2 Credits
- Be 16 years of age or older
- Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
Validity of Award
This qualification is valid for 2 years.
Length of Course
14 Recommended Guided Learning Hours (2 days)
This qualification covers:
- Understanding the Pool Safety Operating Procedures
- Understanding the roles and responsibilities of a pool responder and first aider
- Knowing how to assess an incident
- Knowing how to administer basic life support in a swimming pool environment
- Being able to manage unresponsive casualties who are breathing normally and not normally
- Being able to assist a casualty who is choking
- Understanding basic first aid procedures
- Being able to perform basic rescue skills, and manage a wounded and bleeding casualty
- Knowing how to respond to a pool emergency situation and simulated pool emergencies
- Understanding the differences in dealing with different kinds of casualties
- Understanding recording, reporting and analysing pool emergency and first aid situations
- Carry Out Pool Emergency and First Aid Procedures
This qualification can be registered with the following additional units:
- CPR and AED
- CPR and Anaphylaxis
- Complete a portfolio and worksheet questions to the satisfaction of the course tutor
- Demonstrate the ability to carry out rescue activities in a safe, effective and prompt manner
- Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation, its preparatory actions and aftercare
- Complete a 25 question multiple-choice paper with a unit pass mark of 18/25
To learn more about the course and booking options, please get in touch to discuss your requirements and we will get back to you as soon as possible.