National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Open to competent swimmers aged 16+

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The NPLQ is the most recognised lifeguarding qualification in the UK. Any persons completing this course will be able to work in almost any swimming pool*. What’s more our courses also include the First Aid at Work (FAW) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) qualifications.

To take part in the course you must be at least 16 years of age by the final day of the course. Candidates should also be keen swimmers able to swim lengths (25M) in deep water with ease.

Please see a list of upcoming dates for our NPLQ courses below:

24th-28th October 2022

Course cost is £275 and candidates must be able to attend all 5 days of the course.

Course timings run from 08:30 – 17:30, this is subject to change as necessary.

Please email: to book on or if you have any further questions!

* – An assessment will need to be done for pools of a greater depth and/or have a different spine board

NPLQ Policies

Data Protection Policy

Complaints Policy

Diversity and Equality Policy

Eligibility Policy

Health and Safety Policy

Malpractice and Maladministration Policy

Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustments Policy