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Richard Baker: new lifeguard qualification will 'break industry mould'

A new lifeguard qualification will "break the industry mould" by offering employers more flexibility in delivering training to its workforce.

Speaking to Leisure Opportunities during the recent Elevate conference, Richard Baker, qualification development manager at the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA), said the qualification is the first to align lifeguard and first aid at work revalidations.

Launched by STA following a long consultation with industry groups, the Level 2 Pool Lifeguard award includes a new 3-year revalidation process – designed to consolidate and simplify the revalidation of lifeguards in the future.

"Holders of the qualification will still need to go through their robust training in-house, but that will be depicted through the HSG179 guidance, so it's down to the employers decide how much training needs to be done," Baker said.

To hear Baker's views on how the new qualification can change how the leisure industry trains up its lifeguards, click here for the full interview.

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Richard Baker: new lifeguard qualification will 'break industry mould'

A new lifeguard qualification will "break the industry mould" by offering employers more flexibility in delivering training to its workforce.

Speaking to Leisure Opportunities during the recent Elevate conference, Richard Baker, qualification development manager at the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA), said the qualification is the first to align lifeguard and first aid at work revalidations.

Launched by STA following a long consultation with industry groups, the Level 2 Pool Lifeguard award includes a new 3-year revalidation process – designed to consolidate and simplify the revalidation of lifeguards in the future.

"Holders of the qualification will still need to go through their robust training in-house, but that will be depicted through the HSG179 guidance, so it's down to the employers decide how much training needs to be done," Baker said.

To hear Baker's views on how the new qualification can change how the leisure industry trains up its lifeguards, click here for the full interview.

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Ask the experts
The UK health and fitness industry has doubled in size since 2000. Will growth continue, or even gather pace? And what does this mean for the European health and fitness market? How big could it grow and what factors will have an impact? HCM asks those who have the most up to date research
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