RLSS Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA) – date to be announced

A supervision and rescue qualification required by therapists, teachers, educational and support staff working poolside or in water where they will not be required to swim, to perform a rescue (e.g. hydrotherapy or shallow pools less than 1.3 metres deep)

 Date:        date to be announced

Time:          09.00 – 16.30

Location: Lymden Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Centre (LHAP)

                     Reigate, RH2 8NE

Cost:          £100 plus VAT includes examination, qualification and manual


To enter onto the course candidates must be able to:

  • wade in standing depth water swiftly and confidently
  • regain their feet from a face-down and face-up floating position
  • climb out of the pool unaided

To gain the RLSS ATSPRA qualification (valid for 2 years) candidates must:

  • be aged 16 years or older at the time of the assessment

Course Content:

Section 1 – The Teacher/Therapist, Risk Assessment, and Pool Safety

Section 2 – Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action (with specialist extraction equipment practice)

Course Duration : 6 Hours plus 1 hour assessment with external examiner

Assessment for the ATSPRA takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working in a shallow water pool and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment.

The assessment is split into two sections:

  • Practical pool assessment
  • Theory Assessment – verbal question and answer session with the assessor

This course can also be integrated with an Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Qualification and AED which is being held on Thursday 24th November 2022

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