National Pool Lifequard Qualification course dates 2018

Now available from 15 years old*


Information on the next course at Loughton Leisure Centre


Course day:    Thursday


Duration:        16 weeks including assessment


Starts:             29th March 2018


Times:            7.00pm – 10.00pm approx


Cost:               £275.00


Instructor:      Darren Goodey, 23 years experience of lifeguard instructing, first aid instructor, Aviation Fire-fighter & Ambulance First Responder.



Every candidate prior to commencement of a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course, must be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:



Good eye sight and hearing


Jump/dive into deep water


Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds


Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back


In deep water, tread water for at least 30 seconds


Surface dive to the floor of the pool


Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where
the pool design permits


*The minimum age is 15 years but candidates must reach the age of 16 before the assessment date of 5th July 2018.


If you would like to attend the next lifeguard course you must first attend a pool test where you must be able to demonstrate the above fitness criteria. Please note 2 weeks absence is permitted to take into account holiday / sickness etc. At a push hours can also be made up !

Please contact Darren, the course trainer, on 01992-564501/ 07793533235 or email to book your place.


Book now to avoid disappointment as there are only 8 places available !