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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

RGU Events
Event Starts: Time:8:30 AM
Event Ends: Time:5:30 PM
Location: RGU SPORT, Garthdee

RGU Sport will run a Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK), National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

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.

Cost and how to apply

£250 per candidate, with a 10% discount available for RGU students.

Candidates can register in person at RGU Sport or over the phone by calling 01224 263666. Alternatively, complete the application form and emailing it to Katherine Corbett

NPLQ Enrolment Form with AED (DOC 38KB)

About the course

The NPLQ requires a minimum of 37.5 hours (5 days) training and requires 100% attendance. In order to perform lifeguard duties candidates must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, 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 and AED certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.

Topics Covered

The NPLQ+AED covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguard Theory, First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). 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.

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)
  • A whistle
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Shorts and t-shirt to be worn in the water
  • Pen / pencil

Some of the days may 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.