National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (with EFAW)
NPLQ course running from Monday 19th - Friday 23rd October 2020 at Ashfield Comprehensive School. The course will run from 08:00 – 18:00 each day. Please wear comfortable clothing for the dry sessions and be aware that this course does involve practical first aid training. Please bring lunch with you each day. If you would like more information, please get in touch.
The internationally recognised Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is not only a qualification that will train you to become a Pool Lifeguard but can also be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry. The NPLQ requires a minimum of 37.5 hours (5 days) training and requires 100% attendance. In order to perform lifeguard duties candidates must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, be mentally alert and self disciplined. The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Flip Chart Exercises
- Guided Group Discussions
- Guided Group Activities
- Practical Demonstrations and Training
The NPLQ certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.
The EFAW certificate is valid for 3 years from the date of successful completion of the course.
The NPLQ (with EFAW) covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguard Theory, First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The course also includes the Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the pool.
You are required to bring the following items to the course:
- Photographic Identification (must be shown to the trainer on the first day of the course)
- A whistle
- Pen / pencil
Some of the days may include water work on more than one occasion and candidates may prefer to bring two sets of towels, shorts and t-shirts.
The NPLQ course syllabus and practical skills are continually assessed by the course trainer and a suitable level competence must be achieved to be put forward for a final independent assessment. The assessment will include written theory questions and practical demonstrations of water rescue skills, CPR and First Aid.
If you have any questions prior to the start of the course, please feel free to contact us.
A £50.00 non-refundable deposit will be taken on booking and receipt of candidate application form. The final balance is due no later than 5th October 2020.