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Pool Mentors play a key role in supporting new Probationary Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors through running their first NPLQ course and assessment.

If you are passionate about the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, enjoy supporting others and want to take your Trainer Assessor career to the next level, the mentor programme is the next natural step for you.

Pre Requisites

  • Be a current, fully qualified NPLQ 8th Edition Trainer Assessor
  • Hold one of the following: a current NPLQ, Life Support 3, NBLQ, NVBLQ
  • Hold current RLSS UK Membership
  • Delivered an 8th Edition NPLQ Course
  • Carried out 4 NPLQ assessments within the past 24 months
  • Currently hold / enrolled on / working towards Level 3 Award in Education and Training (or equivalent)

Application Process

To become a RLSS UK Pool Mentor, there is a three 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 mentor 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 mentor.

Applicants that are successful in stages 1 and 2 will qualify for a place on the Mentor course. A one day interactive workshop based course that provides you with all of the information you will need to successfully mentor probationary trainer assessors. There is a mini assessment at the end of the course, based on what you have learnt during the day, which you will need to pass in order to achieve your Mentor status.

Application and Course Fees

Applicants who are successful in progressing to the Mentor Course (stage 3) will then need to pay the course fee of £160 + VAT. Payments can be made by Cheque, Credit/Debit card or Purchase Order payable to IQL UK.

To apply for a Pool Mentor course please click here.

Mentor courses

To find a Pool Mentor course running near you visit our course finder here.

Take the next the next step in your career, click here to find out how to become a National Trainer Assessor.