Lifeguard Courses


The Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded Lifeguard qualification in the UK 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 37.5 hours long followed by a practical assesment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.


  • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • Great way for students to fund studies
  • Varied working hours
  • Working within a team
  • Learn essential life skills, including first aid and CPR

The NPLQ and AED certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.

Cost: £250.00.  Please note bookings are non-refundable and you may be charged an admin fee of £30 if you wish to change course.

Lifeguard course pre-requisites

  • Every candidate must be 16 years and over and be able to:
  • Jump/Dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m under 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without ladder or steps

Candidates will only be put forward for assesment if they have achieved a level of competance deemed acceptable by the course trainer.

Upcoming/Ongoing NPLQ courses: 


 September/October 2017
 Friday  22nd Sept 2017   17.30 - 22.00
 Saturday  23rd Sept 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Sunday  24th Sept 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Friday   29th Sept 2017  17.30 - 22.00
 Saturday  30th Sept 2017  09.00 - 17.30 
 Sunday  1st Oct 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Friday  6th Oct 2017  17.30 - 22.00
 Saturday  7th Oct 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Sunday  8th Oct 2017  Assessment Day
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November 2017
 Friday  10th Nov 2017   17.30 - 22.00
 Saturday  11th Nov 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Sunday  12th Nov 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Friday   17th Nov 2017  17.30 - 22.00
 Saturday  18th Nov 2017  09.00 - 17.30 
 Sunday  19th Nov 2017  09.00 - 17.30
 Friday  24th Nov 2017  17.30 - 22.00
 Saturday  25th Nov 2017  Assessment Day
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Ongoing NPLQ Training Sessions

Ongoing NPLQ Training sessions are designed to allow qualified NPLQ Lifeguards to maintain their skills and training hours. Sessions will include one hour of theory/CPR and one hour of pool work in accordance with the RLSS ongoing training syllabus.


When: Wednesday 27th September 1830-2030

Cost: £15.20

Booking: Advanced booking can be made by contacting Reception.


A valid NPLQ certificate must be taken to each session.