The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course is a minimum of 36 hours long followed by a practical assessment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.

The next course will be  Tuesday 30th August to Saturday 3rd September 2022. See details below



Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites:

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
  • Minimum age 16 years

For more information contact¬† [email protected] or call 01872 246050

Fully Funded NPLQ course

For those people seeking employment we offer the NPLQ course fully funded.

To be eligable for the funded course all candidates must first apply for a Sports Assistant/Lifeguard position at the Sports Centre. If they are successful at interview for a contracted lifeguarded position we will put candidates through the course fully funded.

For more information please visit our job vacancies page