RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training – February 2019

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification was first introduced in 1990 to address the needs of swimming pool operators. Generation 9 of this professional qualification is the current syllabus being worked to across the UK and in Ireland. This is the minimum qualification required to become a lifeguard in the UK and in Ireland. To take the assessment at the end of this 36 hours course all candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age and 100% attendance is required. The award is valid for a period of 24 months from the assessment date.

Holding the professional qualification allows you to apply for employment as a Lifeguard anywhere within the UK and in Ireland. If you are thinking of applying for a position with Camp America, holding this award may enhance your chances. It can also be used as a pre-requisite to gaining the ASA Swimming Teacher Qualifications. In addition can be a great addition to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

We are planning to hold a full RLSS Generation 9 National Pool Lifeguard Course integrated with Automated External Defibrillator (AED) course on the following date:

–  Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February inclusive – closing date Sunday 10th February

All courses will run from 8am to 5pm on each day of the course.

The course assessment will be held on Friday 22nd February and will be taken by an independent RLSS Trainer Assessor.

The cost for this 5 day course will be £225 for members and £260 for non- members.

B&B accommodation is available if required at an additional cost.

Please contact the Pool Team to request an application form or for further information.

Email sportspool@bankofengland.co.uk or call 020 8392 4375.

To book your place, please see the booklet below where you can print and complete the application form.

Please return your application with full payment no later than 5pm on the relevant closing date.