Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA)

Certificate valid for 2 years

The ATSPRA is a supervision and rescue qualification for therapists, teachers and support staff working on the poolside or in the water during activities such as, aquatic therapy or therapeutic exercise/play. The qualification is suitable for use in shallow pools where the rescuer will not be required to swim to perform a rescue, with water no deeper than the rescuers chest depth.

Course content

Section New candidate (hours)
1 – The Teacher/therapist, risk assessment and pool safety 3
2 – Intervention, rescue and emergency action 3+
Assessment 1
Total 7+
Optional Section  
3 – CPR and first aid 6
Assessment 1
Total 7

When Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work and AED training are integrated with this course the training hours are extended.

This course is delivered on site at the clients venue and requires a minimum of 4 participants. IS+Training is unable to supply the venue so unable to deliver this course to individuals. Group bookings with access to a swimming pool only.