The Royal Life Saving Society National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is widely recognised as the appropriate qualification for those responsible for the supervision of swimming pools. This course is of 36+ hours duration and covers accident prevention, water rescue, first aid / resuscitation procedures and more! Candidates must be 16 years at the time of assessment.
The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ 9th Edition) meets all the criteria required for the training and certification of pool lifeguards and is accepted by most swimming pools as the benchmark qualification needed to work as a lifeguard. The qualification.
Who should attend?
A person who wishes to become a professional qualified swimming pool lifeguard. Students must be at least 16 years of age when they take their assessment at the end of the lifeguard course and be able to meet the following criteria:
- 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
What will you learn?
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 9th Edition. This qualification is also known as The Level 2 certificate in Pool Lifeguarding and Swimming Pool Supervision.
Course Syllabus Outline
Training and assessment for this qualification is split into 3 sections (or QCF units). Each section is then broken into a further 3 elements.
|Section 1||The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision|
|Element 1||The Lifeguard and the Law|
|Element 2||The Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures|
|Element 3||Swimming Pool Supervision|
|Section 2||Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan|
|Element 1||Intervention and Rescue|
|Element 2||Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury|
|Element 3||Emergency Action Plan|
|Section 3||CPR, AED and First Aid|
|Element 1||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)|
|Element 2||Automated External Defibrillation (AED) (Optional)(Extra 1.5 hours)|
|Element 3||First Aid|
Once all of the above 3 sections have been completed there is 1 hour available for consolidation and revision prior to the assessment. The assessment is carried out by independent assessors that have not been involved with the teaching of the course and this typically takes around 3 hours to complete. The new theory assessment now includes a written test paper that must be completed in order to pass the award.
Delegates fees include the RLSS course manual “The Lifeguard” along with all assessment and certification fees (but excludes lunch / refreshments).
5 days typically 08.30 – 18.00 hrs each day.
- An RLSS approved level 2 certificate in Pool Lifeguarding and Swimming Pool Supervision valid for two years, is issued via The Royal Life Saving Society on successful completion of the course assessment.
- For a small additional fee, a HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work certificate valid for 3 years can also be awarded to those successfully completing the assessment.
Cost £275.00 + vat per delegate.
|Per Delegate||£275.00+vat (£330.00)||
Costs are per delegate and include a personal reference manual, assessment & certification fees.