NPLQ - Thinking of becoming a lifeguard?

NPLQ SCIM Training (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)

Thinking of becoming a Lifeguard?

Completing the RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is not only rewarding but it also provides you with key life skills such as first aid, CPR and rescue techniques. Handy skills to have!

Also working as a lifeguard and holding the qualification looks good on your CV, it demonstrates you’re a team player, have the dedication to works towards achieving a goal and proves you can work in a position of responsibility.

Course Requirements

Before taking part in the course, all candidates must be 16 years of age, and must be able to meet the following fitness 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

Course Information

Please note that availability is limited to 12 candidates per course. The dates that are currently available are:

February and May 2019


Please contact Sinead on 0749132053 for further info


RLSS NPLQ Enquiry Form

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Prerequisites - please confirm that you meet these