NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)

pool lifeguard Community Use secondary schools offer a large variety of swimming provision in each of the facilities that have swimming pools.

Various facilities offer the Pool Lifeguard award, normally crash courses during the school holiday periods.

The Pool Lifeguard award is internationally recognised and is incorporated on the Qualifications Framework at Level 2. The NPLQ is valid for 2 years from the date of issue and a further 20 hours of ongoing training and competency assessment must be completed before a lifeguard can renew their qualification prior to the expiry of their existing award.

The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on the Lifeguard, Swimming Pools, Supervision, Intervention, Rescue, Emergency Action Plans, CPR, AED and First Aid.

Contact your local Centre for further details.

The course is ITA approved.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.
You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.
ITAs are available if you are interested in learning something new or developing an existing skill to support you in work. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including learning centres, local colleges, universities and private training providers.
To find out more or to apply, visit

This class is part of : Swimming Classes | Learning for work | Swimming Classes | Swimming Classes |

Tagged: Education | Sport & games | Vocational courses

Published by: Fife Council

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Course Information

Course Timetable

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Charge Description Cost
Tuition, manual and assessment £260.00