Trainer/ Assessor

NPLQ 8th Ed Trainer/ Assessor course

Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessors are responsible for the delivery of the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) throughout the UK.

If you are an experienced Pool Lifeguarding then this should be the next step in your leisure career.


What does it involve?


To become a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor you will have to attend a five-day course. You also after to be at least 18, have current RLSS membership and a current NPLQ.

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.



Course Content


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


Benefits of becoming a Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor

• 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

RLSS AED TA update

This course is designed for current trainer/ assessors who want to develop themselves and the courses they offer by adding the AED element.
After completing this one day course you will be qualified to train and assess the AED element.


Course Content


• CPR workshop

• AED course run through

• 4 stage teaching technique

• Integration with NPLQ

Pool Extraction Board (PXB) Update

Please contact us to discuss the opportunity of running an update at your site

Mentor Programme

Here at Training-2Save we do offer a mentor service for candidates who complete the 8th Ed NPLQ Trainer/ Assessor course.

This service is designed to give you the support through your probationary period of training your first course and conducting your assessment.


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

• You will then carry out the assessment with the Mentor present

• Mentor or NTA will then complete section 2 of form LG9

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

Equipment hire

We understand starting off, as a trainer can be an expensive undertaking making sure you have the minimum amount of equipment to run your course.


We do offer the following equipment:


• Adult manikins

• Child and baby manikins

• Rescue equipment

• Spineboard

• Submersible manikin

• AED

• First Aid supplies


Please contact us for more information.


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