There was careful deliberation about the timescales to launch the new National Lifesaving Academy (NLA). This to allow candidates engaging in the Survive & Save Awards to finish their journey, some of whom will be considering completing their Distinction Award. There is a 10-month cross over period to finish up your Survive & Save Programme, this allows any current assessments and credits to be used before transitioning to the new programme.

A hard cut-off date was not chosen due to the risk of clubs/operators being left with outstanding credits. Once S&S credits are used up, we encourage everybody to transfer to the new NLA to make use of the new content and syllabus. No refunds or credit swaps will be available.

Candidates have access to a digital manual so will not be required to purchase a physical copy of the new NLA manual.