CIMSPA awarding organisation partner IQL UK leads on lifeguarding

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IQL UK, trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has today released NPLQ Generation 9 – the latest version of the the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland.

NPLQ Generation 9 is also the first lifeguarding qualification to be endorsed against the CIMSPA Lifeguard Professional Standard, developed by sector employers and education specialists to provide an agreed standard for lifeguarding training.

Martin Symcox, Director of IQL UK said: “We are extremely proud of the new qualification which will help leisure operators to keep swimming pools in the UK as safe as they possibly can be.”

He continued: “The NPLQ Generation 9 is the most robust pool lifeguard qualification available and ensures lifeguards are equipped with the most update training to ensure they are prepared to work in the leisure industry.”

Tara Dillon, CEO of CIMSPA recognised IQL UK’s achievement: “I would like to congratulate our awarding organisation partner IQL UK on their achievement with NPLQ Generation 9. The job role of lifeguard is hugely important, and having their iconic qualification aligned to the sector’s professional standard is a real milestone in our workforce development project.”