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Train to be a lifesaver!

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the Drowning Prevention Charity and the UK’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education.

Over 700 people drown in the UK and Ireland every year and many more suffer injury, some life-changing, through non-fatal experiences. More people die from drowning in the UK and Ireland than from domestic fires or cycling accidents.

We have a huge challenge facing us to help save lives and reduce the number of UK and Irish citizens drowning.


Here at the RLSS UK we have an impressive heritage. We have built up years of experience and we are proud to boast a strong force of loyal members and volunteers who work with us to promote water safety and educate in lifesavingskills. Our roots were established back in 1891 as the Life Saving Society, and in the early 1900s, with support from the Royal family, we were granted permission to adopt the ‘Royal’ to our title – a badge that we are still immensely proud of today.

We have used our extensive knowledge of water safety and training to develop a comprehensive range of vocational qualifications and a series of awards and programmes which have the ultimate aim of preventing drowning and stopping unnecessary loss of life – including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), the premier lifeguard training programme.

Let’s get you qualified

While being an active and challenging role, becoming a Lifesaver is also hugely rewarding. You’ll have great opportunities for employment.

Yes, you’ll need your qualifications, but thanks to our expertise and experience, gaining these is also a fun and rewarding experience.

So start to train to be a Lifeguard with the CSTA today. Use the links below to discover our Lifesaving and Trainer Assessor courses....

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