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Awards We Offer


As an RLSS affiliated lifesaving club, we offer a wide range of awards including:

     - Rookie Lifesaving Awards

     - National Lifesaving Academy Awards

     - National Rescue Award for Swiming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

     - National Pool Life Qualification (NPLQ)

You can click on the buttons below to find out more about them.


Rookie Lifeguard Awards

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Rookies are aimed at 8 - 12-year-old to gain knowledge of personal safety and rescue techniques.


RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you. With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy the water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.

National Lifesaving Academy

National Lifesaving Academy is aimed at 12+ to develop personal survival skills along with fitness and rescue techniques.


The awards teach lifesaving rescue, self-rescue, survival, and lifesaving sports skills and also develop swimming ability and fitness. There are three award areas to achieve, the Pool Awards, the Beach Awards and the Open Water Awards. The skills developed in these awards can support a child’s progression into the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) when they turn 16.

Rookie Lifeguard Awards
National Lifesavin Academy

Lifeguarding Awards

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches


A professional award designed for Swimming instructors and Coaches who wish to be able to provide a safe environment to learn.


The qualification is nationally recognised and is recommended for teachers and coaches who do not carry out lifeguard duties.


Candidates need to be 16 or older to complete this award.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Professionally recognised qualification for supervision of pool based activities. This award is the essential qualification for people who wish to work in the leisure industry.


Available for anyone 16 or over interested in pursuing part-time or full-time employment or for taking the first step into the leisure industry.


Candidates must be 16 or older at the time of assessment.

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