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RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Published June 03, 2019 10.11am


Find out how you could become a lifeguard and complete the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

The NPLQ covers all elements of: 

  • The Lifeguard and the Law 
  • Swimming Pool Supervision
  • Intervention and Rescue
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to: 

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 meters in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 meters 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

Next course

The Louisa Centre

Applicants must be able to attend all of the following sessions, 9am to 5pm:

  • Tuesday 23 July
  • Wednesday 24 July
  • Thursday 25 July
  • Monday 29 July
  • Tuesday 30 July
  • Wednesday 31 July
  • Thursday 1 August

Pricing and booking information

£200 for the course and bookings can be made The Louisa Centre, Stanley

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