Life saving courses:

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard NRA teachers and coaches

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

This is the most widely recognised lifeguard qualification available in the UK and can only be delivered though Approved Training Centres (ATCs).

 

The NPLQ is on the QCF as a Level 2 Certificate called IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding, Intervention, Supervision and Rescue (QCF).

 

The award qualifies you to provide lifeguard cover in a pool environment during programmed and non-programmed activities.

 

The qualification has 3 compulsory units and a fourth optional unit:

 

  • The Lifeguard and The Law - Swimming Pool Supervision and Operation
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - CPR and First Aid
  • Intervention, Rescue and Implementing Emergency Action Plans
  • Safe Use of Automated External Defibrillation - AED Equipment

 

To enrol on the course candidates must be able to achieve the following

 

  • Be at least 16 years old on the date of the assessment
  • Complete a swim test consisting of:
    • Jump or dive into deep water
    • 100 metres continuous swim on front and back
    • Tread water for 30 seconds
    • Reach the bottom of the deepest part of the pool
    • Climb out of the pool unassisted

 

This qualification is assessed by trainers ongoing assessment and a final independent assessment of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

This award qualifies those swimming teachers and coaches to supervise 'programmed' activities. This is the minimum qualification to be able to supervise swimmers whilst under their direct teaching / coaching. This qualification compliments our programme of ASA Teaching Aquatics and Coaching qualifications and is highly recommended for anyone involved in teaching or coaching swimmers.

 

This award is also suitable to Lifesaving Instructors and Lifeguard Trainer Assessors to supervise activities during programmed classes and training.

 

The course will cover

 

  • The teacher, swimming pools and class management
  • Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action
  • CPR and First Aid

 

This course can also be combined with the Emergency First Aid at Work and AED qualifications subject to suitable course duration

 

To enrol on the course candidates must be able to achieve the following

 

New Candidates:

 

  • Be at least 16 years old on the date of the assessment
  • Swim 50 metres
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool where training
  • Climb out of the pool without help and without using steps or ladders

 

 

Renewal Candidates:

 

  • Be at least 16 years old on the date of the assessment
  • Hold an in-date NRASTC at the point of assessment
  • Swim 50 metres
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool where training
  • Climb out of the pool without help and without using steps or ladders

 

Ideally candidates will also hold at least a Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) or coaching qualification. This award is also suitable to Lifesaving Instructors and Lifeguard Trainer Assessors to supervise activities during programmed classes and training.

 

This qualification is assessed by a final independent assessment of both theoretical knowledge and practical skills at the end of the course.