The NRASTC – National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches


NRASTC Course Overview:

The NRASTC is a supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as swimming lessons. It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range of swimming pools, including pools where the water is deeper than the teacher’s standing depth.

The NRASTC certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.

Upcoming courses

NRASTC Course on 19th – 20th August 2023 (Held at Ben’s School of Swimming, Cragg Vale, West Yorkshire) – Fully booked

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NRASTC Course Content – 

Section   7th edition new candidate (hours)
1 – The Teacher, swimming pool and class management   2
2 – Intervention rescue and emergency action   4
3 – CPR and first aid   6
Total   12
Plus external assessment

The course requires a minimum of 12 hours training and requires 100% attendance.

Various methods of delivery are used through the course including:

The course includes a brief introduction to the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).  This is NOT a demonstration, you will be shown the correct use of an AED then you will practice and be assessed in the correct usage.  

Emergency First Aid at Work can be integrated with the course, but the training hours would be extended.  See below for details. 

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The NRASTC first aid course element

In the course the following first aid you will learn various methods of applying first aid treatment , including:

NRASTC Assessment

All of my NRASTC courses are assessed by an external assessor.  The assessment is through verbal questioning and practical first aid assessment both in and out of the water.  I will not put you forward for assessment if I do not feel you are ready to be assessed.  

Renewal Candidate?

For more information about my ongoing training program, follow this link – NRASTC ongoing training

Emergency First Aid at Work 

If you take a face to face NRASTC course with me, the EFAW qualification can be included for an additional cost of £25.00.  This usually costs £80.00 if it’s taken on its own.  

All of this training can be delivered to you for £160.00 without EFAW, and £185.00 with EFAW.  The NRASTC qualification lasts for 2 years, and the EFAW qualification lasts for 3 years.  


Small class sizes

All of my courses have small classes, I can direct a course for a maximum of 12 candidates. There is ample space in the training room to accommodate this number of candidates. Free tea and coffee is included.

Car Parking

There is plenty of free on-site parking.

To book onto the course:

To book onto a course, please complete the following form in total. On completion you will be redirected to a payment page. Please send £160.00 per delegate to secure your booking; or if the course is more than 2 weeks away, a £50.00 deposit. I will be in touch to discuss your booking further.


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