You only have one Life : Protect It : Stay Safe
St Colmcille Royal Life Saving Club
Lifeguards lifting a Casualty out of the Water.
National Pool lifeguard course
The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
(9th Edition) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the
United Kingdom and Ireland.
It complies with the industry guidance contained within the
HSE publication 'Managing Health and Safety in Swimming
Generally, the NPLQ is a recruitment requirement for a number
of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager.
On successful completion of the course you will be fully
qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard.
The NPLQ course duration is 40 hours and is split
over 3 units;
Unit 1 : The Principles of Lifesaving and Swimming Pool
Unit 2 : The Application of Supervision and Rescue in a
Unit 3 : First Aid : Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (Adult, Child, Infant), AED (Defibrillator), Treatment of Bleeding, Fractures, Shock etc.)
The NPLQ is awarded upon successful completion
of the above units.
The qualification is internationally recognised and is
incorporated on the Qualifications Framework at Level 2.