National Pool Lifeguard (NPLQ) Training Course

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9th Edition National Pool Lifeguard Including Aqua Ferno Spinal Board Management with the option of an additional 1/2 day training including Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Certification for First Aid at Work (FAW)

The 9th National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, certificated through the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL), is the most widely accepted Pool Lifeguard Qualification throughout the UK. It is QCF accredited and has widespread interna1tional recognition too. All NPLQ courses delivered by P & P Associates include Aqua Ferno board training and certification within the cost of the NPLQ and for an additional 1/2 day training (£40 + VAT if booked at time of booking or £60 + VAT if made after course starts) you can include AED and First Aid at Work Certification..

The Qualification is in three sections

  1. The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision (12 hours)
  2. Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan (10 hours)
  3. CPR, AED and First Aid (13 hours)Consolidation and revision at end of course (1 hour)

Independent Assessment (2.5 hours).  The assessment includes Multi Choice Question Paper

Pre requisites

You must be over the age of 16 prior to assessment. You will need to demonstrate on the first session, that you can swim 100m on your front, swim 100m on your back, swim 50m in 60 seconds, jump/dive into deep water, surface dive to the floor of the deepest part of the Swimming Pool and climb out of the Swimming Pool unaided without ladder/steps.. If you are unable to complete this during the first session in the water, you will not be able to continue with the course and will not receive a refund or transfer onto the course.

Accredited Prior Learning

You can APL using any of the following qualifications:

  • RLSS National Beach Lifeguard Qualification (12 hours)
  • HSE Approved or QCF First Aid at work Certificate (9 hours)
  • STA Pool Lifeguard (9 hours)
  • The maximum APL is 12 hours in total.

If you wish to claim APL you need to submit copies of certiificates prior to the commencement of the course

First Aid at Work (optional)

You can be assessed for First Aid at Work during the course. This would give you an separate QCF qualification which is valid for 3 years.  There is an additional cost which includes the certification of Automated External Defibrillator.

Automated External Defibrillator (optional)

Also within the 1/2 day additional training, We will cover the practical use of Automated External Defibrillation which will be assessed and certificated.

Qualification Validity

  • The NPLQ qualification is valid for 24 months.
  • The First Aid at Work in valid for 36 months (optional unit).
  • The Aqua Ferno Board qualification is valid for 24 months.
  • The AED qualifications is valid for 24 months.

General Timetable

9:00-11:00 - Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and supervision
11:15-13:15 - Intervention, rescue and Emergency Action Plan (will include water work)
14:00-16:00 - CPR
16:15-18:15 - First Aid


At the end of the course you will be provided with evidence of whether you have passed or not. The awarding body will send the certificate to the address you provide on the course. If you do not pass the assessment, you will be given upto 28 days to complete the assessment. There will be an additional fee which is charged for this.

Step 1 - Select Venue and date

Walsall Gala Baths
8 - 12 July 2019
£230.00 + VAT
Online discounted price
£220.00 + VAT
12 spaces available
Wilnecote High School
22 - 26 July 2019
£230.00 + VAT
Online discounted price
£220.00 + VAT
12 spaces available