The Royal Lifesaving Society UK has a number of lifesaving awards which we use to assess ability and to reward our members for their hard work.
Our Club members can take the awards at their own pace, we do not believe in setting specific time scales for any awards – candidates are assessed when both themselves and their Teachers believe they are ready. All awards are assessed by appropriately qualified Rookie or Lifesaving Instructors depending on the award specifications. Although we are allowed to take our own classes for some of the awards, we do not use this practice and always use another suitably qualified person – this ensures all classes work to a high standard and aids our internal moderation procedure. All awards are endorsed by The Royal Lifesaving Society.
The Rookie program has been developed in conjunction with the Amateur Swimming Association and the National Plan for Teaching Swimming. There are 3 stages of Rookie – Bronze, Silver and Gold – with each stage being divided into 3 levels. Each stage is equivalent to an ASA stage (e.g. Rookie Bronze 3 is equivalent to ASA Stage 8 of the National Teaching Plan). Certificates and badges are available for each level. These awards can be taught and assessed by Rookie Instructors.
Rookie Bronze Assessment Matrix
Rookie Silver Assessment Matrix (2)
Rookie Gold Assessment Matrix
This award is land based and is the pre-requisite for Bronze Survive and Save. It lasts for 24 months, then must be retaken. The award must be assessed by a qualified Instructor. The award involves assessment of an unconscious casualty, adult CPR, and being able to answer theory questions on choking, bleeding, shock and the differences in life support for adults, children and babies.
Life Support 3
This is a land based award and must be assessed by a qualified Lifesaving Instructor. It lasts for 24 months, then must be retaken. The award involves assessment of an unconscious casualty, adult, child and baby CPR, life support initiative, and being able to answer theory questions on choking, bleeding, shock, hypothermia, drowning and the differences in life support for adults, children and babies.
Life Support Programme – Instructor Guide (2)
Survive and Save Awards
The Survive & Save Programme is the lifesaving awards programme for teens and adults (12years+). The awards are arranged into Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to ensure that you continue to develop your lifesaving skills as you progress through the awards.