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RLSS - UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 8th edition

About the course

The NPLQ is a Regulated Qualification by Ofqual and is awarded through IQL.

It is also an internationally recognised Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) UK qualification, enabling you to apply for a job as a lifeguard.

Due to the nature of the roles of a lifeguard, the course is physically demanding and includes swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the pool.


The course is usually run over 5 days from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday with an independent assessment on Friday afternoon at about 3pm. The course includes use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED).



Section 1: The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2: Intervention and Recue, Emergency Action Plan

Section 3: Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED and First Aid.

Training and Assessment is in all 3 sections and these must be successfully passed to gain the qualification.



Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the NPLQ must:

- Be 16 years of age at the time of taking the NPLQ assessment;
- Demonstrate that you are fit and healthy
- Jump / dive into deep water
- Swim 50m in under 1 minute
- Swim 100m continuously on the front, then on the back
- Tread water for 30 seconds
- Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
- Climb out unaided without ladder / steps and where the pool design permits


Where can I attend one of these courses?

Hampton Open Air Pool

2018 course dates:

High Street



9-13 April



TW12 2ST

25-30 June




2-6 July


9-13 July

16-20 July

23-27 July


6-10 August

13-17 August

20-24 August


22-26 October

To book contact the pool on 0208 255 1116 or via their website.


Contact Us

For more information and details on prices please email:

or call us on 07801 263168



"The course was relevant to my job, and very well taught" "The approachable friendly tutor made it easy for me to learn"

"Tina was outstanding as a first aid instructor with both practical and theory"

"I felt I could ask as many questions as I liked in a relaxed atmosphere"

"Tina was excellent at delivery, and all the handouts were great"

"Very good method of teaching"

"I felt welcome, the teaching was clear and Tina provided excellent explanations"