International Award in Pool Lifeguarding

Who Should Attend?

The Level 2 International Award in Pool Lifeguarding is for those learners wishing to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified pool lifeguard. It covers the preparation, health and safety of a pool environment, and how to respond to emergencies and emergency situations in a swimming pool environment

Entry Requirements

In order to register on to this qualification the learner shall meet the following entry requirements:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 5 minutes
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool to recovery an Aquatic sunken mannequin weighing more than 4KG. This must be done at the deepest part of the pool or at a depth of 3m
  • Climb out of the pool without the use of ladders/steps
  • Guidance on assessment

    The qualification is assessed using a combination of theory and a practical assessment:

  • A 30 question, oral examination in which learners must answer 20 out of 30 questions correctly in order to pass
  • Practical assessment
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