Next NPLQ + AED: Monday 29th October - Saturday 3rd November 2018
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification + Automated External Defibrillator (NPLQ + AED)
The RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland. The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry, or just to gain life skills such as CPR and First Aid. The qualification is recognised around the world, leading to potential work and travel opportunities.
NPLQ course Pre-requisites:
New candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Jump/Dive into deep water.
- Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds.
- Swim 100 metres continuosly on front and back in deep water in under 2 minutes.
- Tread water for 60 seconds.
- Surface dive to the pool floor.
- Climb out unaided without the steps.
Candidates should also be fluent in conversational English.
The NPLQ covers practical lifeguarding skills, theory, basic first aid and resuscitation. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest parts of the pool.
Training and assessment is in 3 sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.
Section 1: The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool and Supervision
Element 1 - The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 - Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 - Swimming Pool Supervision
Section 2: Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan
Element 1 - Intervention & Rescue
Element 2 - Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 - Emergency Action Plan
Section 3: CPR and First Aid
Element 1 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 - Automated External Defibrillation
Element 3 - First Aid
Assessment will be throughout the course with a formal assessment by an external assessor on the final day of the course. The NPLQ is awarded on successful completion of all 3 units.
The NPLQ is delivered over 5 days -Monday - Friday; the assessment will be held on the Saturday between 09:00 - 12:00
Your days will be a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions.
All sessions MUST be attended.