Lifeguard Training Course at Queens Street Leisure Centre

Gala pool

Tue 31 Aug 2021

Train to qualify as a Lifeguard at Queen Street Leisure Centre this September. 

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification 

Course Dates: Every Wednesday starting from Sep 8th 2021 in the family pool.

Course Times: 8.00pm - 9.00pm – times are approx.

Course Content: National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, AED Defibrillator and PXB spinal board

Course Fee is £125 paid upfront plus a weekly fee of £5

Course Prerequisites – All learners must meet the following criteria before starting the course
Be 16+ years of age on the date of assessment

Jump / dive into deep water

Swim 50 metres in no more 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 of the pool unaided without using a ladder / steps where the pool design permits

Course Overview:

The internationally recognised Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is not only a qualification that will train you to become a Pool Lifeguard but can also be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry.

In order to perform lifeguard duties, candidates must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, be mentally alert and self disciplined*.

The course will be delivered using a variety of methods including:

  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Flip Chart Exercises
  • Guided Group Discussions
  • Guided Group Activities
  • Practical Demonstrations and Training

The NPLQ certificate is valid for 2 years from the date of successful completion of the course.

Topics Covered:

The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguard Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the pool. Approved prior learning can be applied upon proof of certification, please ask your trainer for further details. 

The Course will also include AED Defibrillator and PXB spinal board.

Course Assessment:

The NPLQ course syllabus and practical skills are continually assessed by the course trainer and a suitable level competence must be achieved to be put forward for a final independent assessment. The assessment will include verbal question and answer sessions, practical demonstrations of water rescue skills, CPR and First Aid.

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If you have any questions, please email

How to apply

Call 07495 754343 or send an email to You can also contact Queen Street Leisure Centre for more information.