National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Student Student National Pool Lifeguard Qualification ( NPLQ )

Please note at present we are unable to offer National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course. As soon as we’re able to restart the qualification training, we will let our customers know via social media and this webpage.


As a Royal Life Saving Society Approved Training Centre Leisure at Cheltenham is able to offer the industry ‘gold standard’ National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). The qualification is Ofqual regulated and universally recognised by employers both nationally and internationally.

The NPLQ course represents excellent value for money and typically runs over five consecutive days: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

Course dates:

To be announced.

Further information and contact details below.

The course is £240 which includes 36 hours of training, all course materials and final assessment fees for the qualification. The course covers the role of the lifeguard, swimming pool supervision, Pool Extraction Board (PXB), rescue and emergency action plans, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, AED and first aid, pool rescues and first aid.

Places are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The NPLQ qualification is valid for two years and can be renewed. Whether you’re just looking for casual hours to fit in around studies, or planning a Camp America adventure – NPLQ holders are deemed to have ‘advanced skills’ and are in really high demand – this is the course for you.

There is potential opportunity to apply to join our friendly lifeguarding team after completion.

If you are interested please speak to one of our customer services team by calling 01242 528 764 or email





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