You must be at least 16 years old.
You must also 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
The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification(NPLQ) is a qualification to train you to become a life guard. Becoming a life guard is a great stepping stone into the leisure industry. To become a competent life guard it is essential that you are physically fit and have good hearing, and good eye sight.
Delivery and Assessment
Throughout the course the course trainer will be continually assessing practical skills and the NPLQ syllabus. The final assessment will include verbal questions and answers, practical demonstrations of water rescue skills, CPR and first aid.
On completion of this qualification candidates can seek employment as a Lifeguard across the country. Experienced candidates can look to complete the RLSS Trainer/ Assessor course which enable you to deliver NPLQ courses.