National Pool lifeguard qualification
All detailed below for 2024 - £250 per person (16 years+)
The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills.
From May 2024, the new Generation 10 NPLQ will be worth 8 UCAS points to anyone successfully completing the independent assessment.
Please see the below RLSS article about one of our previous courses:
Friday 24th May 16:00 – 22:00
Saturday 25th May 12:30 – 21:00
Sunday 26th May 12:30 – 21:00
Monday 27th May 12:30 – 22:00
Tuesday 28th May 12:30 – 22:00
Wednesday 29th May 16:00 – 22:00
Monday 5th August 12:30 – 22:00
Tuesday 6th August 12:30 – 22:00
Wednesday 7th August 12:30 – 22:00
Thursday 8th August 12:30 – 22:00
Friday 9th August 12:30 – 22:00
Saturday 26th October 12:30 – 21:00
Sunday 27th October 12:30 – 21:00
Monday 28th October 12:30 – 22:00
Tuesday 29th October 12:30 – 22:00
Wednesday 30th October 12:30 – 22:00
Terms & Conditions
This is a professional qualification, which is nationally recognised, taught over an intensive period and includes both dry and poolside time. There will be an exam at the end.
Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16 years+ at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:
Jump/dive into deep water
Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
Tread water for 30 seconds
Surface dive to the floor of the pool
Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits
Candidates will need to bring their own refreshments, appropriate swimwear, shorts, t-shirt, pen and paper.
Exemptions may apply to holders of the following awards and
Current RLSS UK National Beach Lifeguard
Current HSE approved First Aid at Work Certificate or Occupational First Aid Certificate
Current STA NARS qualification
Where candidates wish to claim a training exemption, they must provide course trainers with original qualifications prior to the start of the course.
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