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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

To enrol please:

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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification



Mon 17th Apr - Fri 21st Apr 2023

09:00 - 17:30

Final Assessment

Sat 22nd Apr

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

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