The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The NPLQ is not just a qualification it can be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard.
The NPLQ course duration is 36 hours with an optional bolt on element of Automated External Defibrillation which is 1.5 hours. The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills.
Prior to booking a place on this course, a swim test must be completed. This can be done by telephoning any of our main leisure centres. Once the test has been successfully completed the candidate can book and pay for the course. Full payment is required at the time of booking.
Candidates must be 16 years of age prior to commencement of the course