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Hampton Pool - 365 days of outdoor swimming in heated water High Street, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2ST
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Train to be a qualified pool lifeguard at Hampton Pool
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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is widely accepted by swimming pools in the UK and Ireland as a minimum qualification as a role of a lifeguard within the swimming pool.

The course includes swimming pool rescue skills, basic life support, basic First Aid, managing a casualty suffering from a spinal injury, managing a swimming pool environment identifying hazards that could cause harm to users and much more.

To enrol on this course, candidates:

  • must be 16 or older;
  • must be able to reach the deepest part of the swimming pool
    and pick up a manikin;
  • swim 70 metres in 80 seconds;
  • swim 200 metres continually;
  • jump or dive into the swimming pool;
  • exit the swimming pool unaided.

Successful candidates will each receive:

  • Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) NPLQ certificate
  • Royal Lifesaving Society NPLQ Lifeguard manual
  • Handouts and revision sheets

To retain your NPLQ, you must attend 20 hours of training over a two year period and the course must be renewed every two years. Leisure centres run training sessions for staff but if, you are looking to renew your certificate then you can join one of our NPLQ courses for two days, provided we have the space.


23-27 October 2017

09-13 April 2018

25-30 June 2018

02-06 July 2018

16-20 July 2018

23-27 July 2018

06-10 August 2018

13-17 August 2018

20-24 August 2018

22-26 October 2018


If you are interested in attending one of the courses please fill in the following form and contact reception on 020 8255 1116

NPLQ Training Courses Application Form



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