Bronze Strand – a quick overview

Currency of awards:

The currency period for awards is twelve months. Studies of skill and knowledge retention of trained people have shown that performance declines significantly if regular practice is not undertaken.

Portions of each of these awards are Instructor assessed and portions require to be undertaken with an Examiner.

Bronze Star:

This is a secondary school student award.

Holders of this award are not trained or qualified to attempt any form of contact rescue involving conscious persons in deep water.

Aim:

To develop skills and knowledge of safe water rescue and survival.

Syllabus:

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Bronze Medallion:

Holders of this award are recognised as having gained a minimum standard as a qualified lifesaver.

Aim:

To develop the level of knowledge, judgement, technique and physical ability required to carry out safe water rescues.

Minimum Age:

14 years or year in which the candidate turns 14.

Prerequisite:

It is advantageous if candidates hold the Bronze Star Award.

Syllabus:

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Bronze Cross:

Aim:

To further develop the level of judgement, technique and physical ability required to carry out water rescues.

Prerequisite:

Bronze Medallion.

Syllabus:

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