Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk,

Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk,
  • RLSS UK NPLQ 9th Gen - Pakefield - June
     01/06/2020 - 05/06/2020
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Venue Website:

London Road, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7PF, United Kingdom

How do I become a lifeguard?

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 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision

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)

About the assessment

Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working as a pool lifeguard and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment.

The assessment is split into three sections:

  • Practical pool assessment
  • Theory Assessment for all 3 sections – Multiple Choice questions.
  • Practical First Aid & CPR assessment

Please ensure when registering this course that you are able to complete the pre-Requisites.

Making Payment.

The cost of the course is £250.00

Payment for this course is to “Pontins Pakefield” , Active Training Network Ltd delivers the training and promotes the course on behalf of Pontins. Once you have registered we will send confirmation and information and how to  make a payment to confirm your place on the course.

Lifeguard Jobs

Attending the lifeguard course will potentially lead to a lifeguard work at the  Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park.

If you have gained a lifeguard qualification on a course elsewhere and are interested in Lifeguard Jobs at Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park please contact us for details.

If you have any further questions please contact us.


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