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Become a Lifeguard

Become a Lifeguard

Stantonbury Leisure Centre will be running a NPLQ Course Monday 29th July - Friday 2nd August with assessment on the Saturday 3rd.

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is internationally recognised and the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK.

The NPLQ qualification is a minimum of 37 hours tuition followed by a multiple choice test & practical assessment on the following skills:

  • Pool Theory
  • Pool Rescue
  • First aid 
  • CPR

 Tuition Monday - Friday .  Assessment Saturday 

Courses are delivered by our own staff who are trained to the highest standard. 

The full cost of the course is £250 save £50 booking before 14th July

MK College Students cost of the course is £150

We are booking places now so please register your interest by emailing or call 01908 324466.


To be able to book a space you will need  to be at least 16 years old and able to demonstrate the following :

  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Jump/Dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Climb out of pool unaided without using steps
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool 2m deep

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is the UK's leading charity in drowning prevention and all profits are reinvested into providing water safety education and ultimately saves lives.