RLSS Pool Lifeguard 

Become an RLSS Pool Lifeguard 

Amazing Job

Meet New Friends

Fabulous Job Prospects

Excellent Skills

Part of a Team

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RLSS Pool Lifeguard (NPLQ) Course

How do I become a lifeguard?

What is it like being a lifeguard?

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours which you can easily fit around your other commitments, working within a team and there’s also the opportunity to progress your career within the leisure industry as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards.

If you’d like to learn more about being a lifeguard watch the video on this web page, we can also arrange for you to speake to a current lifeguard or watch them in action before you decide!. 

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

Find a Lifeguard Course near you, telephone 01206 890 292 or email us  

Learn Valuable Skills for life

Learn skills for life

There is the option to obtain additional qualifications during an NPLQ course, these will include additional hours:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • First Aid at Work Certificate
  • Automated External Defibrillation Certificate (AED)
  • Management of Anaphylaxis
  • Working as a team 
  • Leisure Industry Skills 
  • Health & Safety 
  • Many more skills for life

Benefits of becoming an RLSS Pool Lifeguard

Benefits of being an RLSS Pool LIfeguard are as followed: 

  • An excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry

  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards

  • Varied working hours

  •  Work within a team

  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel

  • A great way for students to fund studies

  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

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