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:
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: