National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - Saltash - China Fleet Country Club
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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:

Course Dates


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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