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Progress your career with these internationally recognised qualifications, essential for many roles in the health, exercise and leisure industries.

RLSS UK NVQ L2 8th Edition National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with AED (Defibrillation) and Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Become a fully qualified lifeguard with the option of working across the UK and internationally, on successful completion of this course. Being a lifeguard offers a fantastic foundation to a career in the leisure industry and enhanced career progression.

The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills. You will benefit from 38 hours of intensive training. The First Aid at Work and AED Defibrillation qualifications have recently been added so you will gain three valuable qualifications in one.

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland that complies with the industry guidance contained within the HSE publication 'Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools'.

Dates/time 30 May - 03 June 2016, 8am – 5pm, Sir Thomas Rich's Sports Centre, Gloucester
Cost* £230
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RLSS UK Pool Trainer Assessor Course (and upgrade for qualified trainer assessors)

If you are already qualified as a pool lifeguard and would like to train new lifeguards, then this course is for you. Develop your skills and knowledge in a one week long intensive course. You will design and deliver a number of presentations throughout. As a successful candidate, you will prepare and run your own course and assess independently to become fully qualified with the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

RLSS Trainer Assessor Upgrade - If you are already a RLSS UK Lifesaving Trainer Assessor and you want to top-up your qualification to become a Pool Trainer Assessor, you can do that here too. You can attend the final three days of this course.  Please contact us for further details

Dates/time 25 - 29 July 2016, 9am-6pm, Oxstalls Campus and Sir Thomas Rich's Sports Centre, Gloucester
Cost* £495.00
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Lower Quadrant CPD course

An exciting course which has been written for the practising therapist. Attendees will develop their clinical reasoning with the more complicated injuries of the lower limb and enhance their own toolset of treatments and rehabilitation.

This module explores the Lower Quadrant and the different injuries that could affect this area. Attendees are taught to think critically about the assessment techniques and will develop and enhance their own clinical reasoning. Case studies will be used to further knowledge and to help students to develop clear return to play (RTP) strategies. Attendees will also develop their skills in the coaching of exercises in order to enhance their delivery of sports specific rehabilitation. Content will include advanced assessment techniques of the lower limb, RTP tests for lower limb injuries, taping and strapping and advanced rehabilitation.

Dates/time 16 and 17 March and 8 and 9 June 2016.


For more information, please contact Kate Cady on or 01242 715289

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