Become a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor

Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors are responsible for the delivery of the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) throughout the UK.

If you are an experienced Pool Lifeguard then this should be the next step in your leisure career.

What does it involve?

To become a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor you will have to attend a five day course.

If successful on the course you will leave as a Probationary RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor. The probationary period is a maximum of two years from course completion. You will then be allocated a National Trainer Assessor or a Mentor.

As a Probationary Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor you will have to:

  • Arrange an NPLQ course by using the Master Programme. You must have a maximum of 12 candidates on the course and your Mentor or NTA has to agree for the course to go-ahead
  • You will then deliver your NPLQ course
  • Mentor or NTA will confirm that you have ran a full NPLQ course, have presented candidate and relevant records properly and the assessment was well planned
  • Mentor or NTA will then complete section 2 of form LG9
  • Mentor or NTA will arrange an NPLQ assessment for you
  • You will then carry out the assessment with the Mentor present
  • If competent Mentor completes section 3 of form LG9

On completion of the probationary period a TA card of Authority will be issued.

Course Pre-Requisites

Every candidate attending a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor course must:

  • Be 18 years of age,
  • Be a member of the Royal Life Saving Society UK and
  • Hold a full National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Course Content

The Trainer Assessor course is a week in duration and comprises of four modules:

  • Train the Trainer
  • Train the Assessor
  • CPR and First Aid
  • 8th Edition National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Day 1 – Train the Trainer

Element 1 – The Trainer Assessor

Element 2 – The Learning Process

Element 3 – Organisation

Element 4 – Planning Courses & Lessons

Element 5 – Health & Safety

Element 6 – Training Pool Based – POOL

Element 6 – Training Classroom based

Day 2 – Train the Assessor

Element 1 – The Principles of Assessment

Element 2 – Planning an Assessment

Element 3 – Managing the Assessment

Element 4 – Assessing Personal Competencies – POOL

Element 5 – Making the Assessment Decision

Element 6 – Assessment Administration

Day 3 – CPR and First Aid

Element 1 – Chain of Survival

Element 2 – Manikin Maintenance

Element 3 – Demonstrate and Teach CPR

Element 4 – Assessing CPR

Element 5 – CPR in Special Applications (SCIM)

Element 6 – Teaching In-water CPR (unconscious casualty) – POOL

Element 7 – First Aid Presentation

Element 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Day 4 – 8th Edition NPLQ

Element – 1 Delivering RLSS 8th Edition NPLQ

Element – 2 8th Edition NPLQ Structure

Element – 3 Plan 8th Edition NPLQ Lesson

Element – 3 Deliver 10 minute of 8th Edition Lesson

Element – 4 Assessing NPLQ

Day 5 – 8th Edition NPLQ Element 1 Spinal Cord Injury Management (SCIM)

Element – 2 SCIM – POOL

Element – 3 Ongoing Training and Competency Training

Element – 4 What Happens Next

Benefits of becoming a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor

  • Ability to deliver and train potential Lifeguard
  • Progression in Lifeguard and Leisure career
  • Work with a diverse group people
  • Mentor Lifeguards
  • Maintain standards in work place

Take the next the next step in your career, click here to find out how to become a Pool Mentor.