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Certification Guidelines for ILS Member Organisations

ILS Lifesaving Certification Guidelines

The ILS has identified possible career paths or lines of work and established a set of International Certificates to identify various achievement levels within each path. Each Certificate requires mastery of ILS-specified core knowledge and skill competencies.

The International Certificate concept serves two purposes:

  • It establishes an international set of criteria that can be used by Member Organisations.
  • It serves as an international standard or reference, against which existing awards and qualifications can be accredited.

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Water Safety and Swimming Certification Guidelines

The ILS has identified a set of water safety and swimming education guidelines, which it has established as an international education standards framework. This framework is essentially a learn to swim and water safety programme formatted with achievement levels. Each level requires mastery of ILS specified core knowledge and skill competencies.

The International Water Safety and Swimming Education Guidelines concept serves two purposes:

  • First, it establishes an international set of criteria that can be used by member organisations that have no or little own system for the teaching of swimming and water safety.
  • Second, it gives a possibility to serve as an international standard or a reference, against which existing learn to swim and water safety education systems can be endorsed as meeting ILS water safety and swimming education standards framework, or not.

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