National Pool Lifeguard Qualification


How do I become a lifeguard?
Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites
Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

Jump / dive into deep water
Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
Tread water for 30 seconds
Surface dive to the floor of the pool
Climb out unaided without ladder / steps and where the pool design permits

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

The NRASTC is a supervision and rescue qualification for teachers working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as a swimming lesson. It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range of swimming pools, including pools where the water is deeper than the teacher’s standing depth.

First Aid At Work Qualification

Why choose the RLSS UK First Aid Qualifications?

As the UK’s leading training provider of Pool Lifeguard qualifications and training in water safety, RLSS UK is in an excellent position to offer a wide range of regulated First Aid qualifications.

The IQL Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification is a three-day course which covers a wide range of CPR and first aid skills and includes the Emergency First Aid at Work syllabus equipping the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness. This course will provide the learner with a recognised IQL First Aid at Work qualification, which is accredited by Ofqual.

About the Course
The First Aid at Work course is 18 hours and includes practical work and theoretical classroom work, as well as a practical assessment on CPR and first aid. The course can be delivered over three consecutive days or can be delivered over 10 weeks from the start of the course. The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.

Every candidate must establish prior to commencement of training for the First Aid at Work qualification that they will be 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment.


Community Save a Baby Courses

Would you know what to do if a baby stopped breathing?
‘Save a Baby’s Life’ workshops aim to teach basic emergency skills to anyone who cares for a baby.
You will learn
Infant Life Support (CPR)
Infant choking (diagnosis and treatment)
Infant drowning (diagnosis and treatment.

1 in 3 people wouldn’t know how to help (or maybe save) a choking toddler
‘Save a Child’s Life’ workshops teach those who care for a child and what to do in an emergency and equip them with basic first aid skills.
You will learn
Basic Life Support (CPR)
Choking (diagnosis and treatment)
Drowning (diagnosis and treatment)


What would you do if someone stopped breathing?
Save an Adult’s life workshops teach local communities what to do in an emergency and equip them with the skills to help adults who have stopped breathing, are choking or have suffered a heart attack.
You will learn
Basic Life Support (CPR)
Choking (diagnosis and treatment)
Drowning (diagnosis and treatment)


Do you know how to save a life with an AED?
AEDs are increasing in number with several available in communities for public uses. Save a Life AED workshops will give you the confidence to use this lifesaving equipment in the event of an emergency.
You will learn
How to use an AED



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