RLSS UK Lifeguard Qualifications

Royal Lifesaving Society National pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland that complies with the industry guidance contained within the HSE Generally, the NPLQ is a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard.

The NPLQ course duration is 36 hours with an optional bolt on element of Automated External Defibrillation which is 1.5 hours.The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills.The qualification is internationally recognised and is incorporated on the Qualifications Framework at Level 2.

The NPLQ is valid for 2 years from the date of issue and a further 20 hours of ongoing training and competency assessment must be completed before a lifeguard can renew their qualification prior to the expiry of their existing award. Minimum age for candidates is 16 years.

Lifeguard Staff Training

We offer Lifeguard Training for existing lifeguards from your workplace. Some of our clients have included North West Leicestershire District Council, Green Bank Leisure Centre, The Snow Dome, Loughborough University. Sessions comprise of 1 Hour water based training & 1 hour theory based training. All sessions contribute to the 20 hours required to renew the NPLQ qualification.

Lifeguard Training Course

RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers & Coaches

Whether you help out with the local swimming school lessons or coach the GB Olympic squad, your number one priority must always be the safety of swimmers in your charge.

NRASTC is the leading safety supervision award for swimming teachers and swimming coaches. This course provides all the basics to enable you as a coach or teacher to provide basic rescue & life support skills in a swimming pool environment. This is not a substitute for the NPLQ. The handbook includes all the information necessary to undertake, train and assess the National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches. Handbook includes a Candidate Assessment Form. It is also recognised in ‘Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools’ as being appropriate for those supervising programmed activities.

The minimum candidate age for this qualification is 16 years.

RLSS Lifeguard Qualifications

Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA)

RLSS UK’s Aquatic Therapy Shallow Pool Rescue Award (ATSPRA) is a supervision and rescue qualification for therapists, teachers and support staff working on the poolside or in the water during activities such as aquatic therapy or therapeutic exercise/play.

The qualification is suitable for use in shallow pools where the rescuer will not be required to swim to perform a rescue, with water no deeper than the rescuers chest depth.

Free Poolside Safety Training Course

Free Safety Around Water Training for Schools

Elite Training solutions has teamed up with the Royal Life saving society to help children & young adults stay safe in and around water for more information on staying safe around water please visit www.rlss.org.uk

Elite Training Solutions are pleased to announce we are offering free educational training for schools nurseries, colleges,to promote safety in & around water.

Our training can be tailored for ages 3-11 years or 11-15 years of age. We use a mixture of fun interactive training, video and group activities to ensure all children & young adults know the dangers and how to stay safe in and around water. Please see a sample selection of video’s we use as part of our educational training.

If you would like us to provide free educational training to your school or nursery please contact us on the below methods.

Educational Training lasts aproximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Free Poolside Safety Training Course

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

NRASTC is a supervision and rescue award for swimming teachers, coaches and/or instructors working during programmed activities, such as swimming lessons. It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range of swimming pools where the water is deeper than the teachers’ standing depth and meets the Individual sites risk assessment.