Aim - Leisure World

Lifesaving Skills Course for Rookie Instructors
Purpose of the Rookie Instructor Course
To provide aquatics trainers the knowledge, skills and
ability to train and assess the RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard
Course Outcomes:
By the end of this course candidates will have gained:
Basic knowledge of the Society, it’s structure, Rookie
Lifeguard and other award programmes
An understanding of basic Lifesaving and Life
Support skills to deliver the Rookie Lifeguard
RLSS Education programme
National Pool and Beach Lifeguard Qualifications (NPLQ & NBLQ)
National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)
National Rescue Test for Supervisors of Swimmers with Disabilities (RTSSD)
Emergency Response Awards (ER)
Swimming Pool
Open Water
Life Support
Life Support 3
Silver Cross
Award of Merit
Bronze Cross
Bronze Medallion
Life Support
Rookie Lifeguard
Community LS
RLSS UK Rookie Lifeguard
Aim of the Rookie programme:
To prepare Rookies to take better care of
themselves, their family and friends and to give
them the information they need to promote water
safety in their day to day activities
Target age 8-12 years
Three stages (Bronze, Silver, Gold) which are
each split into three levels (e.g. Bronze level 1,
Bronze Level 2 and Bronze Level 3)
Rookie Lifeguard and the National
Plan for Teaching Swimming
Rookie Lifeguard Award Sequence
Extended Life support
Full Swim Teacher
Child Protection Course
Asst Swim Teacher
CPD Courses
Occupational First Aid
Manual Handling
Bronze Medallion
Rookie Master Lifeguard
Gold 3
Gold 2
Speciality Bolt-on Awards
Fin Swimming
Beach Safety
Many more
Gold 1
Life Support Award
Water Safety Award
Silver 3
Silver 2
Achievement Award 1
Silver 1
Achievement Award 2
Bronze 3
Bronze 2
Bronze 1
5 Gold
Rookie Resources
Resources available include:
Instructors pack
Candidate pack
A dedicated website for Rookies and
There are two Lifesaving strokes used in the Rookie
Lifesaving backstroke
Lifesaving sidestroke
Entries and exits
Treading Water
Surface Diving
HELP position
Non, weak, injured, unconscious casualty
recognition and simulation
Swimming in clothing and removal
Shout and signal
Reach rescue
Throw a buoyant aid
Throw a non buoyant aid (rope throw)
Wade rescue (buoyant and rigid aids)
Support position
Stirrup lift and climb out
Turning an unconscious casualty in shallow
Incident training
Rescue Sequence
Shout and signal
Swim with an aid
Swim and tow
Life Support Skills

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