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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

To enrol please:

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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Southern Swimming Pool

Isle of Man

The RLSS Lifeguard qualification is recognised nationally. This qualification gives you the opportunity to work as a lifeguard in any pool throughout the United Kingdom.

The next course dates are listed below, should you wish to register your interest for this course please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.


Mon 5th August - Sat 10th August 2024

09:00 - 17:30

Final Assessment

Sat 10th August 2024

09:00 - 12:00

The NPLQ is a comprehensive training programme that will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a confident and competent lifeguard. This qualification is recognised across the Island and the wider UK and will enable you to work as a lifeguard in a wide range of settings, including leisure centres, swimming pools, and other aquatic facilities.



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


  • 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

Sign onto the NPLQ
Course Prerequisites - All candidates must meet the folloing criteria bfore starting the course (Please Tick)

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