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
    • Swanage, Dorset
    • 21st - 25th Feb

More Info

  • Pre-Requisites

    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

    • Course Content

      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

      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