National Pool Lifeguard Qualification – NPLQ


Loan A Lifeguard Centre Of Excellence
NPLQ and Deep Water Training  in association with Swim UK

Swim UK operates one of the largest programmes of Swimming Teaching (ASA), Lifeguard (RLSS) and leisure industry related courses in the UK. The majority of the courses are based at Brighton Swimming Centre in central Brighton and our Sussex Functional Skills Centre site to the west of the City.
Working together with us you will gain the skills and qualifications required to develop your career within the leisure industry and best take advantage of future employment opportunities.

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The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
is the most widely recognised lifeguard qualification in the UK & Ireland and is a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard

The NPLQ qualification contains 3 Sections and each Section will contain 3 Elements as follows:

Section 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming pool and Supervision

  • Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
  • Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
  • Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans

  • Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue
  • Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
  • Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid

  • Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Element 2 – Automated External Defibrillation* (AED)
  • Element 3 – First Aid