Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA)

Who is this course aimed at?

ATSPRA is a supervision and rescue qualification for therapists, teachers and support staff working on the poolside or in the water during such activities as aquatic therapy and 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 rescuer’s chest depth.

What will I study?

  • Your role and responsibilities;
  • Pool Safety Operating Procedures;
  • Hazards on poolside;
  • Dealing with emergencies;
  • Teamwork;
  • Polices and procedures;
  • Pool supervision and intervention;
  • Class management and safety;
  • Awareness of Suspected Spinal Cord Injury Management.

Why study with us?

  • Use our inspirational Sports Training Village to study, training and gain necessary industry experience while you’re with us;
  • Learn from elite practitioners who are working within the field of sporting first aid injuries;
  • Job opportunities within the leisure industry;
  • Experience of an Olympic-sized swimming pool.

Course length

1 day.

More information

Please email Jemma Plummer – – to find out more and register your interest in the course.

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