National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ Gen 10)

Earn a nationally-recognised Pool Lifeguard qualification and have the opportunity to work at the Team Bath Sports Training Village by completing our Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) UK-approved course, delivered at our Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool.

We are now delivering the NPLQ Gen 10 course, the latest edition of the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, which ensures that those who successfully complete the course will be at the cutting edge of lifesaving, lifeguarding, water safety and life support skills.

Once qualified you will have the opportunity to gain work in the leisure industry, including casual posts at Team Bath where there will be further chances to access regular staff training sessions with our expert RLSS Trainer Assessors.

The five-day NPLQ course is open to anyone aged 16 and over who can meet the course prerequisites (see below). It is a Level 3 qualification, worth 8 UCAS Tariff points (effective May 2024), and the course provides an understanding of: 

  • Your role and responsibilities as a lifeguard;
  • Lifeguard & Law;
  • First Aid;
  • Pool Safety Operating Procedures;
  • Hazards on poolside;
  • Dealing with emergencies;
  • Teamwork;
  • Policies & procedures;
  • Pool supervision and intervention.

Next course

Monday 29th July to Friday 3rd August 2024 (9am-6pm), with an assessment on Saturday 4th August 2024 (9am-4pm) – click here to book.

Course cost: £250.

Course prerequisites

Applicants must be:

  •  16 years of age or older;
  • Able to jump or dive into deep water;
  • Able to swim 50m in no more than 60 seconds;
  • Able to swim 100m continuously on front and back;
  • Able to tread for 30 seconds in deep water;
  • Able to surface dive to the floor of the pool;
  • Able to climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder / step where the pool design permits.
Validity of Award: 2 years.

Before booking, please click here to read our Course Handbook including full terms and conditions.

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