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RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme

This RLSS Water Safety Programme is as relevant to a school teacher as it is a member of the emergency services, countryside ranger, construction worker or an outdoor pursuits instructor! 

The National Water Safety Management programme (NWSMP) is a leading suite of award designed to equip anyone working in, on or near water with essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about managing water safely.

The awards are suitable for employers in a wide range of industries, including teaching (field trips), construction, environmental health, leisure and emergency services that require their workforce to operate safely in or near water, enabling employers to construct relevant and bespoke water safety training most suited to their operational and individual needs. 

 

This is an RLSS UK Certified award and accredited by the Institute for Outdoor Learning.   

This course needs refreshed every two years!

 Our Locations and Dates 

Water rescuers performing a roll over from front to back to check for signs of life during open water safety course in Aviemore Scotland

Aviemore, Scottish Highlands

Full Course In Person Learning Dates:

2023 Dates Coming SOON!

Cost: £270 - Includes all learning materials for the course*

NWSMP 1.0 - Level 3 In Person Renewal

17th June 2023 - 5 Spaces

Cost: £120 - Includes all learning materials for the course*

NWSMP Courses

Pre-Course Requirements:

Each candidate attending an NWSMP course must: 

  • Be 16 years old or over at the time of being assessed 

  • Have a good level of fitness 

  • Be competent at swimming in open-water environments (for Coastal and Inland Waterways module) 

  • For the assessment, candidates must be able to swim 50m in an open water environment. (for Coastal and Inland Waterways module) 

More Information:

The NWSMP is split into two levels to ensure candidates get the most out of the course. 

Water Safety Awareness 

This course is for those working near water as part of a structured activity. 

 

Inland Waterways Module 

This module focuses on specific inland waterway hazards along with in-water skills. 

Coastal Waterways Module 

This module focuses on specific coastal waterway hazards along with in-water skills. 

In Person Learning: You will complete two full days in person around Aviemore and the Moray Coast. Each day of the course will have in water practical elements and you will be visiting 2 - 3 open water venues each day.

Assessment: The course is tutor assessed throughout. To pass the course you are required participate in discussions, activities and complete a risk assessment, verbal questioning and module specific workbooks.

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 and provide support with getting set up with the digital multiple choice question paper platform.

 After Your Course: 

Learners completing a safe river crossing their open water safety course in Scotland

Upon completion of your National Water Safety Course you will be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about group management and safety in, on or around open water environments.   

As a water safety person you will be able to oversee safer activities at open water locations.  You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to perform effective emergency response and carry out casualty care and management.  

Water rescuer preparing to throw lifering out to a casualty during open water safety course on the river Spey near Aviemore

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