Published 1 April 2014

Lifeguard Trainer Assessors from around the UK will be attending free training seminars hosted by IQL UK as part of a drive to align standards for the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and reaffirm their commitment to excellence in the aquatics sector.

The regional seminars run until 11 November 2014, are taking place at 20 locations across the UK with the aim of harmonising delivery and assessment methods of the sector’s top qualifications. The interactive sessions will also provide the opportunity for like-minded industry professionals to share best practice and a common understanding of standards when training and assessing lifeguards.

Hosted by the RLSS UK’s team of Customer Engagement Managers, the training workshops will cover the introduction of the new Approved Training Centre Manual and the importance of the Internal Quality Assurance process. Participants will take part in both a dryside and wetside practical session covering casualty management, CPR for adults, rescue boards and deep water recovery. At the end of the four hour session, the workshop will conclude with an update from IQL UK covering the latest RLSS UK First Aid and AED qualifications along with new training and assessment resources available to Trainer Assessors.

Martin Symcox, Business Development Manager at IQL UK, said: “Over the next eight months our Customer Engagement Managers will be travelling the length and breadth of the UK, from Inverness to Exmouth, to meet with Trainer Assessors and agree a common understanding of standards.

“We’re encouraging as many Trainer Assessors as possible to find their local event and sign up for free so they can continue to deliver the high standards our industry demands. It’s essential that IQL UK continues to provide outstanding quality when training lifeguards and our latest workshops will give participants the chance to network with other leisure industry professionals, refresh their knowledge and share their experiences of best practice.”

For more information on the seminars and for a copy of the agenda, please visit or email [email protected] with the subject heading ‘standardisation meeting’.