As you know, it is a requirement for all First Aid Trainer Assessors (TAs) to have at least one annual Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) check completed on them (for both course delivery and assessment.) The check must be completed by a suitably qualified person - see the Approved Training Centre/ Provider Guidance Manual for more information.

The IQA should be conducted on course delivery and assessment using RLSS UK forms.
The forms should be completed with as much detail as possible and conducted by someone who meets the following criteria:

  • Have attended the RLSS UK IQA Assessor Day (Or one delivered by another First Aid Awarding Organisation)


  • Have a recognised IQA qualification


  • They must also hold a current and valid regulated First Aid at Work or RLSS UK Qualifications NPLQ Certificate

The check should be sufficient meaning it should contain detail. The form may be rejected if it does not meet this criterion. 

View a sample of what a sufficient check may look like

We are writing to remind you of this process and to ensure you send in your annual IQA check forms for us to upload.

The easiest way to see if you have sent us your annual IQA check is by looking for the IQA on 'File Award' under the Awards and Training tab in your RLSS UK Account. This will detail when the check was completed and have an expiry date.

To submit your IQA check, please:

  • Sign in to your RLSS UK Account
  • Hover over My Details > Additional Information
  • Click on the 'First Aid TA Annual IQA Form Submission' link

From 1 January 2023, if we have not received your annual IQA form, access to your First Aid resources will be restricted. If your resources do get restricted, please do not worry! Contact the Compliance team on 0300 323 0096, and they will advise what steps you need to take to regain access.

If you have any questions about the information in this email, please do not hesitate to call the Compliance team on the number above.

Click here to find details of IQA courses