Internal quality assurance is a method to ensure the quality of training and assessing. It is carried out by watching training or assessing sessions, viewing equipment, paperwork, and Trainer qualifications.

The purpose of the Internal Quality Assurance (IQA) CPD Training is to help ensure learners are treated fairly and consistently and, that Trainer Assessors are adhering to RLSS UK Qualifications guidelines for the course and assessment delivery.

RLSS UK Qualifications are committed to ensuring standards are maintained, in accordance with the guidance set for each qualification. Each Approved Training Centre/Provider should appoint one or more Internal Quality Assurance Assessors and manage the annual internal quality assurance of training courses and assessments.

From 1 October 2015, all individuals that internally quality assure first aid qualifications must hold a formal qualification.

Those who don’t hold a formal assessing or internal quality assurance qualification can attend this course which is approved by the First Aid Awarding Organisation Forum and holds a CPD value of 7 points.

The course has been created to give individuals the skills and knowledge to be able to internally quality assure RLSS UK First Aid qualifications.


To attend the Internal Quality Assurance day, you will need to hold:

  • Hold a current, regulated First Aid at Work qualification 
  • A current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
  • A RLSS UK Society Number. If you don't have a Society Number and you are a member you can get one by visiting your RLSS UK Account (powered by tahdah).


  • RLSS UK Trainer Assessors £52.20 (£43.50 plus VAT)
  • Non-RLSS UK Trainer Assessors £78 (£65.00 plus VAT)
  • Multi-Site Operators (MSOs) with more than 10 sites - please email [email protected].

Learners who complete the Internal Quality Assurance day will receive a certificate that is accepted by all First Aid Awarding Organisations.

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