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Every individual, organisation, club, branch, and group in our community is invaluable to us, and we endeavour to provide solutions and added value wherever possible in the hope that you will become a lifelong ambassador of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK). Together we can work towards the Charity's mission to be the leader in lifesaving and lifeguarding in the UK and Ireland. By sharing our combined expertise and knowledge, with as many people as possible, we can provide everyone with the potential to save lives and enjoy water safely. 

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Published 9 January 2023 

RLSS UK, the UK’s premier provider of water-related safety qualifications and training, has announced that they have rebranded their awarding organisation from IQL UK to RLSS UK Qualifications (effective 01 January 2023). 

Under the awarding body IQL UK, RLSS UK has been providing qualifications regulated by Ofqual, QiW, and CCEA for over 20 years, including the industry-leading NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) - currently held by over 90 per cent of all pool lifeguards in the UK – more than 90,000 pool lifeguards!  

Jo Talbot, Commercial Director, RLSS UK, said about the change: “Every year RLSS UK certify more than 60,000 regulated qualifications and non-regulated vocational training awards. The high-quality service we provide to our loyal customers and developing the optimum level of training to help support swimming pools and many other aquatic settings to be as safe as possible are central to everything we do as an organisation. We constantly review how we can meet the needs of the leisure sector to support the delivery of our qualifications, and we feel that this is the right time to make this change. This move will see us provide simplification for our customers and the industry and further strengthen the RLSS UK brand. The RLSS UK brand means so much to so many and has done for over 130 years, and we aspire to continue to grow it as a household name in the UK and Ireland to help our charity educate more families on how to enjoy water safely.” 

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