Lifeguard Course
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Lifeguard 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
     

Course 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 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 – First Aid
  • Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
     

Course Info & price 

The course will run 9am until  5pm daily for 5 days at a cost of £250


View our school holiday activities page for the latest course dates and an application form

 

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