All of the First Aid qualifications must be delivered through an Approved Training Centre (ATC) or an Approved Training Provider (ATP).

If you are a current ATC and you wish to add additional training venues, such as dryside facilities, to your existing ATC then this will be managed in the same way as adding a new pool to an ATC.

If a Trainer Assessor wishes to deliver RLSS UK First Aid courses in a facility away from a traditional ATC as an independent self employed trainer assessor, such as a church hall, then these Trainer Assessors must register as an ATP.

Current RLSS UK Pool Trainer Assessors

To deliver the First Aid qualifications you will be required to declare that you meet and will adhere to the following criteria:

  • Hold a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification or First Aid at Work qualification
  • Be a member of the RLSS UK
  • Hold a Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET), previously known as PTTLS or an equivalent qualification by 1 October 2015 (equivalent qualifications are referenced in Appendix 1)
  • Be able to demonstrate training and assessing activity within the last three years
  • Sign up to the RLSS UK standards for delivery and assessment of First Aid qualifications

Current First Aid at Work Trainers

To deliver the First Aid qualifications you will be required to declare that you meet and will adhere to the following criteria:

  • Hold a current First Aid at Work qualification
  • Hold a current First Aid at Work Tutor qualification
  • Be a member of the RLSS UK
  • Hold a PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector) qualification or equivalent or be working towards such a qualification and complete by 1st October 2015
  • Be able to demonstrate training and assessing activity within the last three years
  • Sign up to the RLSS UK standards for delivery and assessment of First Aid qualifications
  • Attend an RLSS UK First Aid orientation session

Qualifications suitable for both Trainers and Assessors

  • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9DI – Assess workplace competences using direct and indirect methods – replacing Units A1 and D32/33
  • SQA Accredited Learning and Development Unit 9D - Assess workplace competence using direct methods – replacing Units A2 and D32
  • QCF Qualifications based on the Learning and Development NOS 9 Assess Learner Achievement
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Principles and Practices of Assessment (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (QCF)
  • A1 or D32/D33

  • A2 or D32
  • Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate
  • Cert Ed/PGCE/B Ed/M Ed
  • PTLLS/CTLLS/DTLLS
  • S/NVQ level 3 in Training and Development
  • S/NVQ level 4 in Training and Development
  • IHCD Instructional Methods
  • IHCD Instructor Certificate
  • English National Board 998
  • Training Group A22, B22, C21, C23, C24 TQFE (Teaching Qualification for Further Education)
  • NOCN Tutor Assessor Award