National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Generation 9
The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with the RLSS UK every year, and there are currently more than 80,000 pool lifeguards qualified in the NPLQ – 95% of all UK pool lifeguards.
RLSS UK is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland.
Lifeguard Course Prerequisites
Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:
Be 16+ years of age on the date of assessment
Jump / dive into deep water
Swim 50 Metres in no more than 60 seconds
Swim 100 metres continuously on front and 100m continuously on back
In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
Surface dive to the floor of the pool
Climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder / steps where the pool design permits
You are required to bring the following items to the course:
Photographic Identification (must be shown to the trainer on the first day of the course)
Shorts and t-shirt to be worn in the water
Pen / pencil
Lunch / snacks and a drink
Some of the days may include water work on more than one occasion and candidates may prefer to bring two sets of towels, shorts and t-shirts.
|The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool & Supervision||N/A||25/07/2022 - 30/07/2022||Details|
|Intervention Rescue & Emergency Action Plan||N/A||25/07/2022 - 30/07/2022||Details|
|Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED & First Aid||N/A||25/07/2022 - 30/07/2022||Details|
|Automated External Defibrillator (AED)||N/A||25/07/2022 - 30/07/2022||Details|
|National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - Theory Assessment Paper||N/A||25/07/2022 - 30/07/2022||Details|