National Pool Lifeguard Course (NPLQ)

Learn Skills for Life

Become qualified to work in any UK swimming pool as a Lifeguard during this one week intensive course taking place at Havant and Waterlooville (just outside of Portsmouth).

This is an ideal way to gain an essential qualification at a low cost for working in the leisure industry as well as learning practical skills that could save someone’s life.

Course Cost

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours, which can easily fit around other commitments, the experience of working within a team, and the opportunity to progress within the leisure industry – most leisure managers start as pool lifeguards.

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course is only £275 per candidate, including tuition, first aid and AED training, handbook and exam fee.

Can’t afford the course? Want to become a lifeguard?

Apply to become a lifeguard (advertised as Centre Attendants) at Horizon Leisure Centres and we can help you to get the qualification while you earn.

Course Prerequisites

Candidates must be 16 years old on the last day of the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course (for the assessment).

Candidates must be able to:

  • Jump / dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres (2 lengths) in 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

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course

Havant Leisure Centre

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