Coasteering Instructor Training
Coasteer Award Course Overview
Price: £150 per person
Duration: 2 days
Location: Polzeath, Cornwall
The coasteering instructor training award is designed to create a grounding of competence in basic life saving skills for potential incidents involved with the activity of coasteering.
Coasteer Course Prerequisites
There are a few prerequisites to you undertaking the course with us:
- Be a minimum of 18 years of age on the date of assessment
- Be able to swim 100 metres in a swimming pool
- Be medically and physically fit
- Have undertaken minimum of 16 guided learning hours prior to undertaking this course
24 months from the date of the Assessment, with the option of taking a proficiency test prior to the expiry date and every 12 months thereafter.
Coasteer course syllabus in more detail:
Fitness Test & Releases
Complete a swim of 200 metres in the sea in Coasteering equipment.Coasteering equipement is understood to include a wetsuit appropriate footwear, helmet and buoyancy aid.
- Lifeguard Skills, Knowledge & Rescue
- Demonstrate two releases selected by the Assessor and appropriate handling of the situation. In Open Water, demonstrate effectively the ability to carry out the following:
- A thorough knowledge and understanding of all signals
- Two contact tows. Demonstrate both over 100 metres on an unconscious, non-breathing patient.
- Demonstrate deep water EAV during which time the patient shall be deemed to have become conscious.
- Bring the patient to shore and demonstrate appropriate aftercare. The exercise must be carried out under simulated rescue conditions with an appropriate attempt to perform the rescue ‘as quickly as possible’
- One non-contact tow. Demonstrate both over 100 metres
- Negotiate surf and swim using swell to you.
- Acting as a Lifeguard, as team leader and as part of a team, initiate the appropriate procedures at an incident and provide aftercare for 1 or 2 patients from a previously unknown simulated emergency situation. At the completion of the test, complete an Incident Report for.
- As part of a team, rescue a prone patient with a suspected spinal injury and remove to safety.
- Demonstrate appropriate action and aftercare.
- Answer 5 questions from the work sheets (Beach Environment section) without referring to any notes. A mark of at least 4 is accepted as the minimum score permitted.
- Answer 5 questions from the work sheets (Communication section) without referring to any notes. A mark of at least 4 is accepted as the minimum score permitted.
Using a live simulated unconscious patient (not a manikin) demonstrate:
- Scene safety and assessment
- Turning a patient from prone to supine
- Open the airway & check for signs of life
- The action for vomiting and blockages
- The recovery position and aftercare
Using a suitable adult manikin:
- Demonstrate CPR and the use of supplementary oxygen via an effective method
- Obtain an airway on a suspected spinal injury patient using jaw thrust
Demonstrate CPR on a:
- Child manikin
- Adult manikin
Acting individually, initiate the appropriate procedures at an incident and provide the aftercare for 1 patient from a previously unknown simulated first aid situation. Answer 10 questions from the work sheets (First Aid and Resuscitation section) without referring to any notes.
This award consists of a course of 16 hours including Assessment, the 24 month validity will commence from the date of Assessment.
If you have any further queries about your suitability for this course, or want to find out more about a particular part of the syllabus or how we undertake your training, just drop us a line on 01208 862 963 or get in touch via our online enquiry form.