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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

The internationally recognised Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is not only a qualification that will train you to become a Pool Lifeguard but can also be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry. Sign up this December for a course at Kimberley Leisure Centre.

This course requires a minimum of 39.5 hours, excluding assessment (up to 3 hours) (6 days) training and requires 100% attendance. In order to perform lifeguard duties candidates must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing and be mentally alert and self-disciplined. The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Flip Chart Exercises
  • Guided Group Discussions
  • Guided Group Activities
  • Practical Demonstrations and Training

The NPLQ certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful pass of the assessment.

Topics Covered:

The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguard Theory, First Aid, CPR, and also includes the new Pool Extraction Board (PXB). The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the pool. Approved prior learning can be applied upon proof of certification, please ask your trainer for further details.

For full details on the courses content and to view IQL UK policies, please visit the RLSS direct

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)
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Shorts and t-shirt to be worn in the water
  • Pen / pencil
  • Food / drinks for the day (there is only a vending machine on site)

Some of the days will include water work on more than one occasion and candidates may prefer to bring two sets of towels, shorts and t-shirts.

Course Assessment:

The course syllabus and practical skills are continually assessed by the course trainer and a suitable level competence must be achieved to be put forward for a final independent assessment. The assessment will include verbal question and answer sessions, practical demonstrations of water rescue skills, CPR and First Aid. This course also includes EFAW, AED, and Anaphylaxis certificates

If you have any questions prior to the start of the course, please contact your course trainer;

Course dates:Sunday 15th December 2019 to Friday 20th December 2019
Sunday: 9am-4.45pm
Monday to Friday: 8am-5.15pm

Booking closes on Friday 13th December 2019



15th December 2019 to 20th December 2019


08:00 to 17:15


Kimberley Leisure Centre
Newdigate Street
NG16 2NJ