Next Courses: 24th July - 29th July & 21st August - 26th August
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
The RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland. The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry, or just to gain life skills such as CPR and First Aid. The qualification is recognised around the world, leading to potential work and travel opportunities.
NPLQ course Pre-requisites:
New candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Jump/Dive into deep water.
- Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds.
- Swim 100 metres continuosly on front and back in deep water in under 2 minutes.
- Tread water for 60 seconds.
- Surface dive to the pool floor.
- Climb out unaided without the steps.
Candidates should also be fluent in conversational English.
The NPLQ covers practical lifeguarding skills, theory, basic first aid and resuscitation. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest parts of the pool.
Training and assessment is in 3 sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.
Section 1: The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool and Supervision
Element 1 - The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 - Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 - Swimming Pool Supervision
Section 2: Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan
Element 1 - Intervention & Rescue
Element 2 - Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 - Emergency Action Plan
Section 3: CPR and First Aid
Element 1 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 - First Aid
Assessment will be throughout the course with a formal assessment by an external assessor on the final day of the course. The NPLQ is awarded on successful completion of all 3 units.
The NPLQ is delivered over 5 days - Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00; the assessment will be held on the Saturday at a time to be confirmed by the trainer
Your days will be a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions.
All sessions MUST be attended.
The Class of Summer 2015!
Congratulations to Chelsie, Dom, Henry, Bradley, James, Julia, Rob and Jack on passing their assessments.
The Class of Halloween 2015
Congratulations to Andi, Harry, George, Toby, Ellen, Jack, Matt, Freya, Joe, Charlie, Holly & Emma on passing their assessments.
NPLQ Course dates 2016-2017 at Kings Fitness & Leisure:
- Monday 24th July 2017 - Saturday 29th July 2017
- Monday 21st August - 26th August 2017
- Monday 23rd October - 28th October 2017
The cost of the course is £240. This includes tuition, learning materials and assessment form.