RLSS UK is committed to ensuring that the charity and its awarding body, RLSS UK Enterprises Ltd (RLSS UK Qualifications), are managed ethically, environmentally, sustainably, and professionally for staff, members, volunteers, qualification holders, and their wider community. To achieve this, the organisation has several accreditations, works with regulators, holds endorsements and has memberships with key organisations to ensure that the policies and procedures are robust and fit for purpose. 

Here are some of RLSS UK and RLSS UK Qualifications' accreditations, regulators, endorsements and memberships:






Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA)

CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector. Upon completing some RLSS UK qualifications, candidates are awarded CIMSPA points for contributing to personal development. 

Cyber Essentials 

Cyber Essentials is an effective government-backed scheme that helps to protect an organisation against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. Completing the cyber essentials programme ensures that the IT systems used by RLSS UK are robust and protected, as much as possible, from cyber attacks.  

Disability Confident Committed

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The Disability Confident Committed Scheme is a government initiative designed to encourage employers to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and those with health conditions. The Disability Confident badge will also show disabled people that you recognise the value they can bring to your business - putting you ahead in the search for talent.  As part of the registration, RLSS UK, as an employer, agrees to a number of commitments relating to inclusive and accessible recruitment, offering interviews to disabled people, anticipating reasonable adjustments and supporting existing employees.

ISO 14001

ISO 14001 specifies the requirements for an environmental management system that an organisation can use to enhance its environmental performance. This has been an instrumental element of working towards the environmental pillar of the RLSS UK organisational strategy.

Living Wage Employer

The Living Wage Foundation accredits Living Wage Employers and displays RLSS UK's commitment to paying the staff according to the cost of living. 



The CCEA is the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations, and Assessment. It is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) funded by and responsible to the Department of Education (DE), which oversees qualifications in Northern Ireland. The CCEA reviews awarding bodies, including RLSS UK Qualifications, to ensure that each recognised awarding organisation takes responsibility for the quality and standards of its qualifications. 

Fundraising Regulators  

 Logo of the Fundraising Regulator

The Fundraising Regulator regulate charity fundraising in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to improve fundraising standards and build public trust.


The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) regulates qualifications, examinations and assessments in England. Several RLSS UK qualifications* are recognised and monitored by Ofqual to ensure that the qualifications reliably indicate the knowledge, skills and understanding candidates need to demonstrate, and the assessments show what a candidate has achieved. 

Qualifications Wales


Qualifications Wales is a Welsh government-sponsored body responsible for recognising awarding bodies and reviewing and approving non-degree qualifications in Wales. Qualifications Wales reviews a number of RLSS UK qualifications*, ensuring that they and the qualification system are effective for meeting the reasonable needs of learners in Wales.


Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP)

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The Aquatic Therapy Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (ATACP) are a Professional Network of Chartered Physiotherapists, Physiotherapy Assistants and Students working within or specialising in Aquatic Therapy practice. They endorse the RLSS UK Aquatic Therapy Pool Rescue Award (ATPRA) and RLSS UK Aquatic Therapy Pool Rescue Award (ATPRA) LIGHT qualifications. 

Surf Life Saving Association Wales
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The Surf Life Saving Association Wales is a not-for-profit organisation with thirty-one voluntary lifeguard clubs currently affiliated with SLSA Wales from Jacksons Bay, Barry, in the east to Aberystwyth in the west and Rhosneigr on Anglesey in the north. SLSA Wales is a partner organisation on the RLSS UK National Surf Coach Lifesaving Award (NSCLA).

Surfing England

Surfing England is the recognised national governing body for surfing in England and endorses the RLSS UK National Surf Coach Lifesaving Award (NSCLA).


UCAS connects people to university and post-university studies, including teacher training, apprenticeships, and internships. Candidates can receive UCAS points for completing Level 3 RLSS UK qualifications carrying UCAS points.  


Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic member-led, not-for-profit organisation working to provide business support.

International Life Saving Federation (ILS)

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The International Life Saving Federation (ILS) is a non-profit organisation composed of national aquatic lifesaving organisations (known as Member Federations) from around the world. It cooperates with partner organisations, governments, non-government organisations (NGOs) and sponsors to promote lifesaving worldwide.

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

NCVO is a membership community for charities, voluntary organisations and community groups in England that champion voluntary action.

Plain English Campaign 

The Plain English campaign is ​an organisation started in Britain in 1979 that encourages the use of clear language in public information so that it can be easily understood. RLSS UK uses its Crystal Mark on documents to show that they are written in clear English.

Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group (PWTAG)

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The Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group is a non-commercial membership organisation dedicated to raising standards in pool water treatment in the UK.


ukactive is a not-for-profit industry association that promotes the interests of commercial fitness gyms and community leisure centres. More than 3,500 organisations are members.

We also work with the Resuscitation Council UK, First Aid Quality Partnership Group, First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum and European Research Council to ensure our qualifications and courses are of the highest standard, widely viewed as best practice and ratified.  

*RLSS UK regulated qualifications include National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)*, Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)*First Aid at Work (FAW), Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA), Paediatric First Aid (PFA), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Programme, Anaphylaxis Management, Combined Paediatric First Aid (PFA) & First Aid at Work (FAW), Combined Emergency Paediatric First Aid (EPFA) & Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW), National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ).