NPLQ National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most recognisable lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course is a minimum of 36 hours long followed by a practical assessment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR. There is also the option to obtain additional qualifications during an NPLQ course including: Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate

Benefits:

  • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Varied working hours
  • Working within a team
  • The NPLQ is globally recognised and offers the opportunity for employment around the world
  • Can be a fantastic way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR that can genuinely save lives

Course Pre-Requisites:

Every candidate attending a 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

Content:

The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

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

  • The Lifeguard and the Law
  • Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
  • Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans

  • Intervention and Rescue
  • Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
  • Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid

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