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Pool Lifeguarding Qualifications

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The Highfield Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding (RQF) has been developed in line with the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) HSG 179: Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools, which provides guidance for anyone involved in managing pool health and safety at a pool.

This regulated qualification is designed for those wishing to become a pool lifeguard. It is typically delivered through a 1-week course (requiring 40 contact hours) and is valid for a period of 2 years.

All those purchasing the RQF qualification also receive a number of training materials, including the Pool Lifeguard Handbook, A Question of Pool Lifeguarding and the First Aid Handbook.

The pool lifeguarding qualificaitons specifications can be found by selecting the links below. Additional supporting documents for our pool lifeguarding qualifications can be found by logging into the Members Area (accessible through the link in the top right-hand side of this page) and going to the Download Area.