Become a National Trainer Assessor

Pool National Trainer Assessors (NTAs) are responsible for the delivery of Pool Lifeguard and AED Trainer Assessor courses throughout the UK and overseas.

If you are passionate about the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, have completed your Pool Mentor course and want to train the next generation of Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors, the NTA programme is the next natural step for you.

Pre Requisites

  • Be a current, fully qualified RLSS UK Pool Mentor
  • Be a current, fully qualified RLSS UK AED Trainer Assessor
  • Hold one of the following: a current NPLQ, Life Support 3, NBLQ or NVBLQ
  • Hold current RLSS UK Membership
  • Hold a Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training (or equivalent)
  • Successfully mentored a minimum of two Probationary Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors
  • Delivered an 8th Edition NPLQ Course
  • Carried out 4 NPLQ Assessments within the past 24 months

Application Process

To become a RLSS UK Pool National Trainer Assessor, there is a four stage process.

The online application form captures your personal details and asks you to expand on your training and assessing history. We also ask you to outline why you think you would make a great NTA and to provide details of a referee to support your application.

Applicants that are successful in stage 1 will be invited to take part in a technical knowledge assessment carried out over the telephone (15-30 mins). Your current knowledge of the content of the NPLQ and ‘Red Stripe’ will be put to the test. Whilst we do not expect you to know everything, you will require a good underpinning knowledge in order to make a great NTA.

Applicants that are successful in stages 1 and 2 will qualify for a place on the NTA course. A two day interactive workshop based course that provides you with all of the information you will need to successfully train the next generation of Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors and AED Trainer Assessors. There is a mini assessment at the end of the course that you will need to pass in order to progress to stage 4.

Those that successfully pass the NTA course will be awarded Probationary NTA status. You will then have two years to fully organise and deliver a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor Course. On the final day of the course you will be moderated by a member of the IQL UK quality assurance team to ensure quality and consistent delivery and adherence to IQL UK guidelines. On successful completion of this moderation, full NTA status will be issued.

Application & Course Fees

There is a £25 + VAT fee per application, which must be received before IQL UK will review your application form. You will be required to state a payment preference when submitting your form online. Payments can be made by Cheque, Credit/Debit card or Purchase Order.

Applicants who are successful in progressing to the NTA Course (stage 3) will be charged an additional £475 + VAT to attend the two day course, which includes:

Upcoming Pool NTA Recruitment Programmes

There are currently no planned NTA recruitment programmes, please check back regularly for upcoming opportunities.