Royal Life Saving Society UK Lifesaving Instructor Course. Course Summary. The Royal Life Saving Society UK The Survive and Save Programme The role of the Lifesaving Instructor Safety Management. Learning and Teaching Life Support Assessing Skills Teaching and Assessing Practical.
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Lifesaving Instructor Course
How many RLSS UK awards and qualifications can you think of?
Affiliated Lifesaving/Lifeguarding Clubs and ATCs
RLSS UK Individual Members
RLSS UK Group
IQL UK Ltd
Any questions about the RLSS UK?
Register the course online at www.rlss.org.uk
Oder candidate packs and/or Assessment Report Forms from Lifesavers Direct www.lifesaversdirect.co.uk
Check candidate pre-requisites
Skip this stage if the candidate already holds the Core Element
Teach and assess the Core Element
Teach and assess the Award
Send Assessment Report Form to RLSS UK HQ
RLSS UK dispatches certificates and medals
Any questions about the Survive & Save Programme?
The role of the Lifesaving Instructor is to teach and assess the lifesaving skills in a manor that promotes the learning and development of lifesaving candidates in a safe and friendly environment.
As representatives of the Royal Lifesaving Society UK, Lifesaving Instructors should always strive to meet and exceed the standards of best practice detailed in the Society’s publications and guidance.
What are the attributes of a great Instructor?
Any questions about the role of the Lifesaving Instructor?
Using the extract from ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’ assess the supervision requirements for the pool where you teach.
Activity Risk Assessment
The Activity Risk Assessment is a visual appraisal by the Instructor before and during activity.
Using the Activity Risk Assessment Summary Sheet and your Survive and Save Programme Instructor’s Guide, perform an Activity Risk Assessment for a Bronze Medallion class, with confident swimmers, either at the pool where you teach or at the pool which is hosting this course.
“Rules, and the enforcement of rules, are a requirement of safe practice”
What disciplinary methods can be used to enforce the rules?
How can Instructors, Clubs, and Centres ensure that discipline is fair and equitable?
Any questions about Safety Management?
What is your learning preference, Visual, Auditory or Kinaesthetic?
Which Teaching Methods suit each Learning Style?
Learning and TeachingPresentation Skills - Positioning
Any questions about Learning and Teaching?
Every minute delay reduces the chance of survival by 10%
Disassemble, clean, and reassemble a resuscitation manikin
Life Support Class Demonstration
Prepare a Life Support session plan.
Any questions about Life Support and First Aid?
Assessments evaluate the candidate’s competence against the established criteria
Informs the candidate about what they are doing well
Informs the candidate about what they are not doing well
All feedback should be constructive, improving the candidates self knowledge and helping them to set new goals for achievement
If feedback is communicated poorly, it can de-motivate, humiliate, or embarrass the candidate. This can be avoided by getting to know the candidate, and giving feedback in a manor that they will be comfortable with (possibly away from the class)
Any questions about Assessing Skills?
In groups deliver your Life Support session. Give each other feedback on your presentation skills.
Spot the mistakes made by a Life Support candidate.
In groups, take it in turns to lead the teaching of the aquatic lifesaving skills (chapters 4, 5, and 7).
In groups, take it in turns teach the class using your lesson plan.
Spot the mistakes made by a Lifesaving candidate (aquatic skills).