National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

11/04/2022 - 15/04/2022

Malvern Active

Bookings start from £250.00

Scheme Details

Awarding Body
Royal Life Saving Society UK
Scheme
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Generation 9
Course
Assessment
Type
Assessment

Award Description

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.

If you’d like to learn more about being a lifeguard click here.

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:

  • 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

About

The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

Section 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue
Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid
Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 – First Aid
Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

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

Sessions

The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool & Supervision N/A 11/04/2022 - 15/04/2022 Details
Intervention Rescue & Emergency Action Plan N/A 11/04/2022 - 15/04/2022 Details
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED & First Aid N/A 11/04/2022 - 15/04/2022 Details
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) N/A 15/04/2022
Details
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - Theory Assessment Paper N/A 15/04/2022
Details

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Where And When

Start
11/04/2022 08:30
End
15/04/2022 17:00
Total Days
5
Maximum Bookings
10
Bookings
6
Venue
Malvern Active
Town
Malvern
County
Worcestershire
Postcode
WR14 3DY
Country
United Kingdom
Latitude
52.10508
Longitude
-2.32093

Provider

Name
Malvern College
Phone
01684 581681
Email

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    £250.00

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