IQL UK, awarding body of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS UK) – the Drowning Prevention Charity, is delighted to announce that CIMSPA (the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity) have formally endorsed their new National Pool Supervisor Qualification (NPSQ).

Designed for Duty Managers and Supervisors, the NPSQ joins a long list of other IQL UK qualifications, also endorsed by CIMSPA.

Currently, IQL UK’s National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) Generation 9 is the UK’s only ‘gold standard’ for lifeguarding, having secured CIMSPA endorsement against their Lifeguard Professional Standard in 2018. Originally developed by education specialists and sector employees, the CIMSPA Lifeguard Professional Standard provides an agreed standard for lifeguard training, right across the UK.

Today’s announcement sees IQL UK further cement its place, as one of the country’s leading providers of lifeguard training and recognises its commitment to supporting the leisure sector, in all aspects of water safety training and education.

 “This is a real coup for us and is a testament to my team’s hard work and dedication,” said Jo Talbot, Director of Commercial Operations (RLSS UK and IQL UK).

“We’re incredibly passionate about keeping people safe in, on and around water; IQL UK’s suite of qualifications plays an integral part of the Royal Life Saving Society UK’s drowning prevention work.

“Having our market-leading, National Pool Supervisor Qualification already endorsed by CIMPSA, reassures any employer training up a Duty Manager or Supervisor in the NPSQ, that they are augmenting the safety and well-being of their customers and staff.”

Regulated by OFQUAL and other regulators, IQL UK’s qualifications comprise of: 

    These are just some of the IQL UK courses, created and devised to help operators and venues keep their staff and customers safe.

    Colin Huffen, CIMSPA Head of Education added:

    “CIMSPA welcomes IQL UK’s continued work to build great qualifications for our sector.

    “Their new National Pool Supervisor Qualification offers a positive development pathway for employers to guide their staff onto.”