Extension of pool lifeguarding certificates
On 30 September 2020 we communicated to centres that in line with HSE guidance on the extension of FAW and EFAW certificates; where the holder of a Highfield Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding (RQF) cannot access requalification training due to coronavirus, certificates that were due to expire on 16 March 2020 would be extended by three months to 30 November 2020.
We have now taken the decision that any Pool Lifeguarding certificates that expired on or after 16 March 2020; where learners cannot access requalification training due to coronavirus, the validity of those certificates will be extended to 31 December 2020.
To qualify for the extension, centres must be able to do the following if asked to do so:
- explain why its learners have been unable to requalify
- demonstrate what steps its learners have taken to access the training
It is the responsibility of centres to keep a record of such steps and reasonings and provide the same immediately upon request.