Includes Aqua Ferno Spinal Board Management with optional additional 1/2 day training Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and Certification for First Aid at Work (FAW)
The 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) you can include AED and First Aid at Work.
The Qualification is in three sections
- The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision (12 hours)
- Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan (10 hours)
- CPR, AED and First Aid (13 hours)Consolidation and revision at end of course (1 hour)
Independent Assessment (2.5 hours).
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 pool and climb out of the swimming pool unaided without ladder/steps. You can arrange a swim test prior to booking by ringing 08700772637 to arrange a convenient time. 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.
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 additional 1/2 day training. This would give you an separate QCF qualification which is valid for 3 years.
Automated External Defibrillator (optional)
Also within the 1/2 day additional training, we would cover the practical use of defibrillation which will be assessed and certificated.
- 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.
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.