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Want to Be a Lifeguard

NPLQ Courses

Our next NPLQ Lifeguard course will take place on Monday 28th October  - Saturday 2nd November 2019

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 36 hours tuition followed by a practical assessment on the following:

  • Pool Theory
  • Pool Rescue
  • First aid 
  • CPR

There is also the opportunity to offer bolt-on qualifications during the course including; - Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate, First Aid at Work Certificate and  Automated External Defibrillation Certificate (AED).

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

The full cost of the course is £220.

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


To be able to take part 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 50metres 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.