Lifeguard Courses

 

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is widely accepted by swimming pools in the UK and Ireland as a minimum qualification as a role of a lifeguard within the swimming pool.

The NPLQ course includes 3 sections:

  • Section 1 - The lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool and Supervision
  • Section 2 - Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
  • Section 3 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid.

The course includes swimming pool rescue skills, basic life support, basic First Aid, managing a casualty suffering from a spinal injury, managing a swimming pool environment identifying hazards that could cause harm to users and much more.

Candidates must be 16 or older, at the time of assessment, must be able to reach the deepest part of the swimming pool where the course is being held, swim 50 metres in 60 seconds, swim 200 metres continually, jump or dive into the swimming pool and exit the swimming pool unaided to enrol on this course

Successful candidates will receive:

  • Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) NPLQ certificate for each candidate
  • Royal Lifesaving Society NPLQ Lifeguard manual for each candidate
  • Handouts and revision sheets for each candidate

Cost: £200

Next Course Dates:

Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre 22nd - 26th April 2014

Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre 14th - 18th April 2014

Maltby Leisure Centre  4th - 8th August 2014

Rotherham Leisure Complex 27th - 31st October 2014


Useful links:

RLSS Water Safety Tips


 

 

 

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