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NPLQ Courses

Dates: Monday 1st to Saturday 6th July 2024 | (8.30 – 5.30pm each day.) – This course is now full. Please contact us for next course dates.

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most widely recognised lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs within the leisure industry.

On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard.

The RLSS UK’s National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is also internationally recognised, which means you can travel and keep working as a pool lifeguard around the world!

All our courses are taught by a professional RLSS UK trainer with over 10 years experience of teaching the course and our facilities are generally seen as some of the best in Cambridge offering the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Working as a lifeguard is often the first step to start a career in the leisure industry, being an ideal qualification for students wishing to work during their school/university term and holidays. It can also be one of the most flexible jobs in the industry.

All candidates applying for the NPLQ course must meet the pre-requisites detailed below.

The current price for the NPLQ is £275.00 including text book and an initial examination fee. Anyone failing a section of the course (either the multiple choice paper or the practical test) and wishing to retake the exam will have to a pay a £40.00 (payable in advance) reassessment fee.

Click on the RLSS link below to find out more about the course:

Booking Form

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to complete the following:

  • 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 30 seconds,
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool,
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits.

Call us

01223 508986

Where to find us

Leys Leisure Sports Complex, Trumpington Road Cambridge, CB2 7AD United Kingdom

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