TRAINER / ASSESSOR COURSE
To become a Trainer Assessor, one must be an experienced first aider, lifeguard, or rescue worker with ER Pool and take a course offered by RLSS UK. After completing the course, one will become a Probationary RLSS UK Trainer Assessor for AED and the chosen qualification. The probationary period lasts up to two years, during which time the Trainer Assessor will be supported by a National Trainer Assessor or a Mentor.
The requirements to take the course include being 18 years of age, becoming a member of the Royal Life Saving Society UK, and holding a full qualification for the specialty course that you wish to become a Trainer Assessor for. The course content varies depending on the specialty chosen and may include Train the Trainer, Train the Assessor, CPR and AED, and the specific qualification specialty course.
The course duration also varies depending on the specialty chosen, ranging from 1 day for the Open Water Lifeguard Qualification Trainer Assessor and the National Rescue Award for Swim Teachers and Coaches Trainer Assessor, to 3 days for the National Beach Lifeguard Qualification Trainer Assessor.