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 assessment 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 assessment if they have achieved a level of competence deemed acceptable by the course trainer




June 2018

Friday 15th June 2018 17.30-22.00
Saturday 16th June 2018 09.00-17.30
Sunday 17th June 2018
Friday 22nd June 2018 17.30-22.30
Saturday 23rd June 2018 09.00-17.30
Sunday 24th June 2018 09.00-17.30
Friday 29th June 2018 17.30-22.00
Saturday 30th June 2018 Assessment

Registrations for this course are now closed


July 2018

Monday 16th July 2018 09.00-17.30
Tuesday 17th July 2018 09.00-17.30
Wed 18th July 2018 09.00-17.30
Thursday 19th July 2018 09.00-17.30
Friday 20th July 2018 09.00-17.30
Saturday 21st July 2018 Assessment

Registrations for this course are now closed


August 2018

Monday 6th August 2018 09.00-17.30
Tuesday 7th August 2018 09.00-17.30
Wed 8th August 2018 09.00-17.30
Thursday 9th August 2018 09.00-17.30
Friday 10th August 2018 09.00-17.30
Saturday 11th August 2018 Assessment

To register for August 2018 click here