Lifeguard Trainer Assessor

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Become a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor

Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors are responsible for the delivery of the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).
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To become a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor you will have to attend a five day course.

If successful on the course you will leave as a Probationary RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor. The probationary period is a maximum of two years from course completion. You will then be allocated a National Trainer Assessor or a Mentor.

As a Probationary Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor you will have to:

  • Arrange an NPLQ course by using the Master Programme. You must have a maximum of 12 candidates on the course and your Mentor or NTA has to agree for the course to go-ahead
  • You will then deliver your NPLQ course
  • Mentor or NTA will confirm that you have ran a full NPLQ course, have presented candidate and relevant records properly and the assessment was well planned
  • Mentor or NTA will then complete section 2 of form LG9
  • Mentor or NTA will arrange an NPLQ assessment for you
  • You will then carry out the assessment with the Mentor present
  • If competent Mentor completes section 3 of form LG9

On completion of the probationary period a TA card of Authority will be issued.

[/dt_toggle] [dt_toggle title=”Course Pre-Requisites”]Every candidate attending a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor course must:

  • Be 18 years of age,
  • Be a member of the Royal Life Saving Society
  • Hold a full National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
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The Trainer Assessor course is a week in duration and comprises of four modules:

  • Train the Trainer
  • Train the Assessor
  • CPR and First Aid
  • 8th Edition National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
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  • Ability to deliver and train potential Lifeguard
  • Progression in Lifeguard and Leisure career
  • Work with a diverse group people
  • Mentor Lifeguards
  • Maintain standards in work place
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Element 1 – The Trainer Assessor

Element 2 – The Learning Process

Element 3 – Organisation

Element 4 – Planning Courses & Lessons

Element 5 – Health & Safety

Element 6 – Training Pool Based – POOL

Element 6 – Training Classroom based

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Element 1 – The Principles of Assessment

Element 2 – Planning an Assessment

Element 3 – Managing the Assessment

Element 4 – Assessing Personal Competencies – POOL

Element 5 – Making the Assessment Decision

Element 6 – Assessment Administration

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Element 1 – Chain of Survival

Element 2 – Manikin Maintenance

Element 3 – Demonstrate and Teach CPR

Element 4 – Assessing CPR

Element 5 – CPR in Special Applications (SCIM)

Element 6 – Teaching In-water CPR (unconscious casualty) – POOL

Element 7 – First Aid Presentation

Element 8 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Element – 1 Delivering RLSS 8th Edition NPLQ

Element – 2 8th Edition NPLQ Structure

Element – 3 Plan 8th Edition NPLQ Lesson

Element – 3 Deliver 10 minute of 8th Edition Lesson

Element – 4 Assessing NPLQ

[/dt_item][dt_item title=”Day 5″]Element 1 – Spinal Cord Injury Management (SCIM)

Element – 2 SCIM – POOL

Element – 3 Ongoing Training and Competency Training

Element – 4 What Happens Next

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Become an AED Trainer Assessor

AED Trainer Assessors are responsible for the delivery of RLSS UK AED qualifications throughout the UK, Ireland and overseas.[/dt_stripe] [dt_gap height=”10″ /] [dt_toggle title=”What does it involve?”]RLSS UK are currently offering existing RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors, RLSS UK First Aid Trainer Assessors, RLSS UK Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessors and RLSS UK Lifesaving Trainer Assessors a simple and cost effective pathway to upskill in order to deliver RLSS UK AED qualifications.

Attendance at a one day course, facilitated by one of our National Trainer Assessors will equip you with everything that you need to run RLSS UK AED courses. Course prices vary depending on location.

Qualifying as a RLSS UK AED Trainer Assessor allows you to deliver the 4 hour standalone AED course as well as the bolt on AED module for the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, Emergency First Aid at Work and First Aid at Work courses.

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Those wishing to become a RLSS UK First Aid Trainer Assessor must:

  • Be one of the following: a current RLSS UK: Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor, First Aid Trainer Assessor, Beach Lifeguard Trainer Assessor, Lifesaving Trainer Assessor.
  • Hold one of the following: a current: RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, RLSS UK National Beach Lifeguard Qualification, First Aid at Work Certificate or Life Support 3.
  • Hold current RLSS UK Membership
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Emergency response certificate (pool)

This training and assessment programme is intended to support safer swimming at small and shallow pools such as those typically found at many hotels, leisure clubs, holiday parks, private fitness facilities and other similar establishments.[/dt_stripe] [dt_gap height=”10″ /] [dt_cell width=”1/2″][dt_toggle title=”Who should attend?”]Anyone who works in a facility where there is a swimming pool with no direct supervision. This training is intended to support safer swimming at small and shallow pools (less than 170m² and not deeper than 1.5m) such as typically found at some hotels, leisure clubs or private facilities. It is also useful for ancillary staff, such as pool attendants and service staff, who may act as support to the lifeguard team. This course is NOT a lifeguard qualification.[/dt_toggle] [dt_toggle title=”What will they learn?”]Students gain basic skills and knowledge to deal with emergencies that may occur at the pool site or in a small pool. They will gain confidence to use these skills through practical application on themselves, manikin and in the pool.[/dt_toggle] [dt_toggle title=”Course Content”]

  • Rescue techniques
  • Use of rescue equipment
  • Casualty recognition
Rescue and treatment of an unconscious casualty
  • Pool Hazards and risk assessments
  • Accident prevention and pool safety
  • Systems of work and communication
  • Spinal injury stabilisation
  • First Aid
• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (adults, children and babies)
  • Use of pocket mask
  • 2-operator-CPR
  • Legislation and Standard Operating Procedures
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Continuous assessment during the course plus a final independent assessment (practical and oral) where candidates must show competence in applying skills promptly, safely and effectively. There is no written exam.[/dt_toggle] [dt_toggle title=”Certificate of Validity”]Internationally recognised Emergency Response Certificate (Swimming Pools) from Royal Life Saving Society UK, valid for 2 years.[/dt_toggle] [dt_toggle title=”Entry Requirement’s”]Participants should have Basic English skills and good swimming abilities. They must be able to swim 25m continuously on their front and on their back and be able to dive to the floor of the pool (max.1.5m). Minimum age: 16 years.[/dt_toggle] [/dt_cell] [dt_gap height=”10″ /] [dt_divider style=”thin” /]