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National Pool Lifeguard

NPLQ – AN EXCELLENT STARTING POINT FOR A CAREER IN THE LEISURE INDUSTRY

Pool
Lifeguard

5 Days

£299

  • Must be aged 16+
  • Internationally recognised
  • Learn essential skills; First
  •  Aid and CPR
  • Great starting point for a
  •  career in the leisure industry
  • Dorset

Trainer
Assessor

5 Days

£675

  • Must be aged 16+
  • Internationally recognised
  • Learn essential skills; First Aid and CPR
  • Swanage, Dorset
  • AED endorsement included
  • PXB endorsement included
  • Next Course: 29 Jan - 02 Feb

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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

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)

Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working as a pool lifeguard and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment.
The assessment is split into three sections:
- Practical pool assessment
- Theory Assessment for all 3 sections
- Practical First Aid & CPR assessment

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