STA Level 2 Award in Open Water Safety
Are you interested in providing water safety cover at an open water venue or session? We have courses running throughout the year, taking place either in our online classroom or in person at one of several locations across the UK.
Open Water is the fastest growing swimming activity within the UK and many more people are taking part in open water swimming events.
As an open water safety award holder, you will be able to work in a variety of open water environments and provide safety cover for open water swimmers.
You will be responsible for ensuring the safety of your swimmers in the open water environment as well ensuring the equipment used is safe and fit for purpose.
On the STA Open Water Safety course you will learn the skills to assess an open water site, minimise the risks, perform in water rescues, provide basic first aid and resuscitation.
This course will last for 2 years!
Our Locations and Dates
In Person Learning Dates:
12th + 13th April 2024 - 10 Spaces
Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore
Cost: £280 - Includes all learning materials for the course*
To take the Open Water Safety course, you must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 16 years old
Be a competent open water swimmer (eg. be able to swim continuously for 10 minutes)
Be able to submerge / surface dive under the water in open water
Aviemore, Scottish Highlands
In Person Learning: You will complete two full days in person around Aviemore and the Moray Coast. The course is delivered via classroom workshops, practical activities. Each day of the course will have in water practical elements and you will be visiting open water venues offsite.
Assessment: The course is tutor assessed throughout. To pass the course you are required participate in discussions and activities, complete and submit a site risk assessment and finally undertake a short multiple choice question paper.
Courses typically start at 09:00am and finish at 6:00pm - this will be confirmed during booking. Your course tutor will ensure you have all the learning materials you need during your course.