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RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification @ Kirkby Leisure Centre – January 2023 (Two Weekends) New Year Course

RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification @ Kirkby Leisure Centre – January 2023 (Two Weekends) New Year Course
  • RLSS UK NPLQ 9th Gen -
     06/01/2023 - 15/01/2023
     4:15 pm - 5:00 pm


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Volair Kirkby, Cherryfield Drive, Kirkby, Merseyside, L32 8SA

Due to the current climate how we deliver the lifeguard courses has changed, we need to follow the current government guidelines and awarding organisations guidelines and risk assessments.

Attending a training course or assessment during COVID-19

It is important for candidates enrolling on training courses and assessments to understand that no PPE or other protective measures can provide 100% protection from infection with, or transmission of, COVID-19. Whilst the awarding organisation (RLSS UK and IQL UK) have provided guidance to training provider to mitigate risk so far as reasonably practicable, there will still be an element of risk involved in attending the training course and assessment.

The training course contains practical skills where PPE may be required, it is your responsibility to follow the Trainer and Assessor instructions and wear the required PPE. There are some skills where PPE is not suitable and other measures have been put in place.

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.

If you have any further questions please contact us.

Lifeguard course in Kirkby Leisure Centre , ideal location to the surrounding area of Knowsley ,Sefton Widnes, Warrington, St Helens and Lancashire.